With the works of Ordu's Ünye Municipality, a new era is being entered in Ünye Castle, which is one of the most mysterious structures of the Black Sea Region with its 2-year history. With the works to be completed, the castle will be an area where tourists can visit by rail system.
The cleaning works of the corridors in Ünye Castle, one of the most important tourism destinations of Ünye, were completed. The rail system was completed in the rail system project, which was prepared and approved for touristic visits in the corridor. The project prepared for the establishment of a walking platform in the historical Ünye Castle was approved by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Board and the necessary permissions were obtained from the General Directorate of Forestry.
The work, which was prepared for the 1-meter-long large corridor in Ünye Castle, whose restoration works in the 2st and 2nd stages have been completed and the cleaning works in the 250 corridors have been completed, and can be visited by the rail system, received approval from the Samsun Cultural Heritage Preservation Board. A project has been prepared for the 250-meter-long large corridor in the castle, where the cleaning works have been completed, that tourists can visit by rail system. The application, which will be completed and put into practice with the project, which received approval from the Samsun Cultural Heritage Preservation Board, also draws attention as it is the first study in Turkey.
Noting that they are working to make the Ünye Castle a remarkable destination by implementing different projects, Ünye Mayor Hüseyin Tavlı said, “We started the cleaning works in our corridors in December 2019. The small corridor ended at 26 meters. The opinion that this place was mostly used as a cistern or material storage was dominant. The other and large corridor extends up to 250 meters. The cleaning works were completed here, and at the end, the water well was reached in an undisturbed state. Our esteemed teachers have two thoughts about this water well. The first of these is that it was used to avoid dehydration during the war. The other thought is that it was used for religious rites and blessings before the Christian era,' he said.
'Our project is unique in Turkey'
Noting that they are working on a different concept to bring Ünye Castle to tourism, Mayor Hüseyin Tavlı said, “We first presented a project to the Samsun Cultural Heritage Preservation Board by preparing a project for the creation of walking stairs and ramps from the entrance gate of our Ünye Castle. This project was approved on May 27, 2021. Again, we prepared and presented a project for the use of a rail system in order to descend to the bottom of the 250-meter-long large corridor. This project, which we presented on July 28, 2021, was approved. Our project, which will transport the visitors to the bottom of the corridor by rail system, also has the feature of being the only one in Turkey with this feature. I would like to state that we are making efforts to bring our Ünye Castle to tourism and to open it to visitors in a short time.”