Kumyalı, Giresun – Turkey
GPS : 40°55’03.6″N 38°22’39.4″E / 40.917656, 38.377609
VHF Channel : 73
Call Sign : ” kumyali harbour ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°55’07.2″N 38°22’29.6″E / 40.918668, 38.374875
Focal Plane : 13 m, Tower Height : 10 m
Character : R.FL.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.3+2.7
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°55’00.1″N 38°22’38.1″E / 40.916701, 38.377254
Focal Plane : 8,5 m, Tower Height : 5,5 m
Character : G.FL.6.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0+5.0
Visibility Range : 9 nautical miles
Port Pier Lighthouse
GPS : 40°55’05.9″N 38°22’42.0″E / 40.918318, 38.378334
Check-in facilities (for Customs and Immigration
Harbor is a port of entry/exit to Turkey
Giresun, the name derives from kerasi the Greek world for cherry. The name Kerasous first appears in Xenophon’s Cyrou Anavasis. After Pharnaces I, king of Pontos, captured the town in 183 BC he renamed it Pharnaceia. In 71 BC Kerasus was taken by the Roman general Lucullus and again in 64 BC by Pompey. Legend has it that Lucullus imported to Rome the cherry tree from Kerasus.
In the Byzantine era the town changed hands many times between the Seljuks and the Byzantines. From 1204 to 1461 AD Kerasus belonged to the Empire of Trapezond. It was then taken by the Ottomans.
On May 20, the feast of a Moslem holy man, Hıdrellez, is celebrated in Giresun. On that day, pilgrims flock on the little island Giresun Adası and form a circle around a large black rock and insert pebbles into the rock’s cervices while making wishes. Local lore has it that this ceremony dates back to the Argonauts and that Giresun Adası is the island of Ares (Mars) sacred to the Amazons.
Approach and Navigation
The approaches to Giresun from the west are straightforward.
Warning: Be aware of the Palamut Kayası (rock) 40°55’48.0″N 38°23’36.0″E / 40.930000, 38.393333 and Giresun Adası 40°55’42.0″N 38°26’12.0″E / 40.928333, 38.436667.
Capacity : 150 Boats
Main Breakwater : 1.080 m
Inner Breakwater : 324 m
Net Repairing Place
Water discharge service
Garbage Disposal : Giresun Port
Administration : Giresun Fishery Products Cooperative
Health : Hospitals, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Reparing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rental Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Public Market : Open air market on Mondays and Fridays
Hair dresser : City center
Laundry : City center
Bank, ATM : City center
Special Shopping : Hazelnuts
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE BLACK SEA
Minibus : Giresun – Bulancak, Ordu, Keşap, Espiye, Tirebolu
Bus : Giresun – Bulancak, Ordu, Keşap, Espiye, Tirebolu, Eynesil, Beşikdüzü, Akçaabat, Trabzon
Airport : Trabzon International Airport, Samsun International Airport, Bartın – Çaycuma Airport, Kastamonu Airport, Zonguldak Airport, Sinop Airport,Amasya Merzifon Airport, Tokat Airport