MAÇKABecause of its geographic location Maçka has been very important route from archaic times. Maçka is on silkroad so it was the opening gate of Trabzon. Ksenophon used the same route through Maçka İskobel Plateau and at the Theches Hill soldiers saw the sea and started to cry because of happiness then they made a monument from rocks to the same hills.
These informations are mentioned in the book named Anabasis by Ksenophon.Because there are so many walnut trees nomad clans gave the name of Cevizlik (Walnutly) to the area.
Maçka deserves to be title of history and culture’s heart with its cultural values, plateaus, clean oxygen, delicious trouts and famous rice pudding.