Turkey: Black Sea Hunt

Turkey is a massive country, and contains so much more than a world-class capital city (Istanbul) and picturesque Mediterranean coastline (the Turquoise Coast) — areas that visitors usually focus on. As example, meet the Black Sea region, an often remote and always scenic strip of territory running across the top of the country, bordered by sea to the north and high mountain peaks to the south.

Matador is incredibly proud to partner with Turkey Home to present: #BlackSeaHunt. Through the lenses of our Instagrammers and other social media influencers, award-winning filmmakers, and the unique perspectives and stories of our writers, we’ve produced a suite of multimedia content highlighting the Black Sea region. Scroll down and enjoy.


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11 things people in Turkey's Black Sea region always have to explain to visitors

Bird whispering (and bird whistling) is totally a thing here in the Black Sea region. Read on. #BlackSeaHunt

9 compelling reasons to visit Turkey in winter

Winter in Turkey: It might just be our favorite season. #BlackSeaHunt

11 foods you have to try in Turkey's Black Sea region

The cuisine of the Black Sea region is worlds apart from what you get in Istanbul. Here are the highlights. #BlackSeaHunt

9 historic places in Turkey where you'll feel like you've stepped back in time

Monasteries hanging off cliff faces, bridges arching over ancient rapids, and Ottoman architecture dating to the 4th century are just a few shades of Turkey's still-evident history. #BlackSeaHunt

9 amazing under-the-radar spots to hit in Istanbul

Napoleon once said, “If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital." We can't help but agree. #BlackSeaHunt

13 incredible views you'll only find in Turkey's Black Sea region

Last fall, Matador sent a group of social media all stars on trips to the Black Sea region of Turkey. This is what they saw. #BlackSeaHunt

Turkey's Black Sea Region from the Air

The Black Sea region is a real anomaly, guaranteed to break any stereotypes you may hold about Turkey. #BlackSeaHunt

16 unforgettable moments traveling around Turkey's Black Sea region

Medieval castles, precipitous waterfalls, alpine villages, and an incredible culture and cuisine comprise a few favorite memories from this trip to northern Turkey.

Turkey's Black Sea region: Timelapse

This video was shot on a four-day trip. There's no other place on Earth where you can see so many different amazing things in so short a time. #BlackSeaHunt

Adventure in the Black Sea region of Turkey

Turkey’s Black Sea region has some of the most diverse, beautiful terrain in the world. And a ton of adventure to get up to. #BlackSeaHunt

Istanbul: A timelapse journey

You could spend entire centuries in Istanbul and still not see all there is to see, but this timelapse will give you some idea of what it feels like to scratch the surface. #BlackSeaHunt

10 awesome things to do on your trip to Istanbul and Turkey's Black Sea region

From Istanbul, it's a short hop to one of the most beautiful regions of Turkey. Here's what to do when you're there. #BlackSeaHunt