Build by the wealthy greek banker Karayannidis as his house and served him and his family till the 1917. After that with the new Turcs movement it was confiscated (nationalised) and Mustafa Kemal stayed there for some days (around two days). Very nice exterior and garden. Very interesting for people who like "tinny" beuty and relaxed atmosphere.
If you have liked the building in which Trabzon museum is housed, don't miss to visit the Ataturk Kosku! Not that much for the exhibits (unless you are an Ataturk fan), but for the chance to admire another example of well preserved early 20th century Black Sea villa located in a well maintained garden about 6,5 km south of the city center.In order to reach it, take the Cumhuriet street (the one where Demirgrand hotel is located) going down the hill in the direction of the sea, cross the busy coastal road using a pedestran only bridge, buy the bus tickets at the newspaper / snacks stall you'll see as soon as you've descended from the bridge (don't forget to buy the return tickets, too) and find the bus marked "Park - Kosk" on the big local bus terminal just beside.Once in the villa, don't forget to check the period kitchen and bathroom as well. Enjoy a tea in the garden of the villa or in a tea garden just across the street (there you'll also find a big shop selling very tastefully made jewellery with semi precious stones).
Interesting to see this house even if Ataturk only stayed here on 2 occasions.The place is a few km. South of towncenter.Easiest to go by taxi all the way up high and have it wait or buy returntickets for the bus when you pay the entrance ticket.The building must have been luxoriuos when it was built s a summer residence back in 1890.Unfortunately there is no panoramic view although it is quite high up - due to vegetation etc.
A truly challenging place to get to...... take A Taxi!!!!!!!!!! But well worth the effort. A lovely spot in a beautiful forest setting. The house and gardens are quite interesting.... a great look at Trabzon life in the early 20th century. In spite of the Ataturk connection, the house is quite charming, well appointed and woth a visit for the interior and architecture alone. Lovely tea garden ovverlooking the Sea, great restaurant and shop next door. Just dont waste your time waiting for a bus or dolmush, grab a cab for $20 TL and check it out. Great pictures on balcony.
Its also called the Ataturk House/Museum. A little difficult to get here - although yu can get a dolmus to take you very close and then walk up (when returning you can get a ticket at the museum itself and a bus comes along every 15-20 minutes).The Ataturk House holds a high position among the tourist attractions in Trabzon - it is the house of Ataturk (father of modern Turkey). Everything used by Ataturk has been maintained including the beds chairs, study table, crockery chandeliers. Photography is not allowed inside the house. Best to keep your voice low and not rush up stairs or make make noise inside. Outside, behind the House is a cute tea-shop under the trees - a great place to chill out. A small curio shop near the House sells fine and expensive souvenir made of Trabzon silver. Outside the House, there is a bigger restaurant and souvenir shop.
Very good envirenment.There were a lot of historical things.The balcony was good for photographers.All around was like a forest.It was top of Trabzon.We arrived there at a very curly road along.But you must go there early in Sundays because alot of traffic.
If you are an admirer of Ataturk like I am please do not miss this museum when you visit Trabzon. The setting is a bit on the outskirts of the city and the forested neighbourhood is a break from the busy city. The museum has wonderful Ataturk memorabilia and it is kept in good condition. The garden surrounding the villa is lovely and you can enjoy a cup of tea under the trees. There is no minibusses (dolmus) goiing that way but southwest of Ataturk Square you can take a city bus marked "Kosk" and the bus actually stops right in front of the villa which is up a steep hill. The buses are regular and it it is easy to get one back to the city. At the museum kiosk you can buy a return ticket. Can get a bit crowded with school groups visiting but I can highly recommend a visit.
Attaturk has many places of residence around Turkey, but this one is well maintained and compact, if you can spare the time not to be missed.
it is nice place to go you can injoy there nice pake the wether was very good i went there by the office of
If you're really not big fan of Ataturk, don't waste your time going there. Nothing so special about it except how the house looks like from outside.