The Black Sea coast is the greenest and wettest of Turkey’s regions. Lush meadows lie on high mountain plateaux and dramatic forested peaks fall away to the sea. It is at the heart of Turkey’s agriculture, with tea plantations, abundant crops of fruit and nuts and even tobacco growing here. Fishing is also important to the region, and the anchovy forms an important part of its unique cuisine. This is a vast region with much to explore both on the coast and inland. In addition to its unique history, its unspoilt nature and mountainous terrain have made it popular for trekking and it also attracts those who want to discover a more traditional way of life.