Black Sea region ( on both sides ) had a great importance to defend the landscape of civilizations. That’s why the castles and monumental buildings of the region are very valuable for history. Rize castle is one of them. ;
This castle was constructed in 6th century BC. It was built as two parts ; inner castle and outer castle. Outer castle was built in 13th century. It had an important mission in the region. Firstly it was a military base, secondly a settlement area. It was built for a defensive purpose mostly.
The most outstanding feature is that the castle is one of the defensive line of Black Sea region.