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Carved Mountain Church for Orthodox Belief, Sumela Monastery, Trabzon, Turkey (Stock Footage)

Carved Mountain Church for Orthodox Belief, Sumela Monastery, Trabzon, Turkey (Stock Footage)

Sumela Monastery, Moní Panagías Soumelá; Turkish Sümela Manastırı is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary Panagia, meaning All Holy in Greek at Melá Mountain Turkish Karadağ, which is a direct translation of the Greek name Ssou Melá, Black Mountain within the Pontic Mountains Turkish Kuzey Anadolu Dağları range, in the Maçka district of Trabzon Province in modern Turkey. According to another version of decryption of the monastery complex name, it comes from Laz word sumela which means Trinity in English. Architecture is on rock scenic mountain of the cliff. Forest cover of ancient church building which in fog like misty mountains. Cloudy valley seems like wet. Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres 3,900 ft facing the Altındere valley, it is a site of great historical and cultural significance, as well as a major tourist attraction within Altındere National Park. Due to an increase in rock falls, on 22 September 2015 the monastery was closed to the public for safety reasons for the duration of one year to resolve the problem; this was later extended to three years. It is scheduled to reopen for visitors on Assumption day 2018. The Monastery is one of the most important historic and touristic venues in Trabzon. 4k resolution aerial drone flying cam shot by dji inspire 2. High angle bird view from sky.

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