SÜRMENEBecause there are few flat areas in coastal area, settlement is also small. Thanks to abundant rainfall, the mountains are covered with forest and floras. The roads formed in the valleys with rivers constitute the natural transit routes for internal cutway transportation from the seaside. The regional culture and the meeting of the western world can be attributed to works describing the journeys of mythological Greek heroes. In ancient Greek mythology, the eastern Black Sea shores called "Kolchis" and people of the region are referred to as "Kolchi".
A Roman road guide named Tabula Peutingeriana is the source that contains the oldest information about the places of our day. It can be said that the name of Hyssilime passing through this document is today’s Sürmene.