Located in the center of Samsun, the famous Amisos Hill (also known as Samsun Hill) is a natural wonder that is considered a step towards paradise, and it dominates the entire city. The history of this marvelous hill, which is one of the most visited places by domestic and foreign tourists in Samsun, dates back to the 3rd century BC.

Although this natural archaeological site was uncovered in 1995, visitors can reach the hill by a cable car (telfer) that is 320 meters long. The cable car ride is an amazing experience, and visitors are enchanted by the unique landscape of Amisos Hill with its mystic and sincere atmosphere.

In addition to these features, the hill now includes tea houses, cafes, and restaurants, making it highly suitable for tourists to rest, read a book, reflect, or retire like monks.

Furthermore, this dreamy hill is also well-known for its tumulus, which was discovered by a treasure hunter years ago. However, the area was later protected by the government, and there are now two tumuli – the North Tumulus and the South Tumulus. According to excavations carried out between 2004 and 2005, it was confirmed that these tumuli, which reflect the Hellenistic Era, consist of the graves of noble people and the Pontus King Dynasty.

In addition to grave rooms, the wonderful tumulus also contains the Amisos treasure, which is now exhibited at the Samsun Archaeology Ethnographic Museum. Currently, this location is open to visitors.

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North Tumulus:

This section comprises of three special tomb rooms located on the hill, which is 8 meters in height and 3 meters in diameter. The tumulus is 18 meters long, 2.25 meters in width, and 2.5 meters in height, with the walls of the rooms decorated with fake columns without plaster.

South Tumulus:

The South Tumulus is a graveyard with two rooms situated on the hill, which is 6 meters long, 2.5 meters in width, and 3 meters in height. Its walls, ceiling, and floors were covered with cream plaster.

Amisos Treasure and Tomb:

After conducting some research about Amisos Hill and its treasure, it was discovered that valuable pieces, materials, and graves were located in a hole within Amisos Hill. A tomb or graveyard had been established by carving the clumped rock plate. The tumulus’ floor, ceiling, and walls had been covered with plaster made from soil mixture consisting of lime and brick dust. The tomb is 5 and 5.5 meters in dimensions, and 2.30 meters in height. This tomb contains five graves, which were the family tomb of male and female noble or elite persons of the community.

Various treasures were found, including jewelry (death gifts), pots and pans, a crown, a necklace, earrings, a gold ring with a gem, gold buttons, gold bracelets with human and animal motifs, broken gold bracelets, a gold barrette, earthenware, and kerosene lamps of death bodies belonging to a prince, king, commander, queen, and princess of the Pontus Kingdom.

As a result, it is now said that this amazing, marvelous, fascinating, and breathtaking collection of the treasure in Samsun is the biggest and most unique masterpiece uncovered in Turkey after the treasure of Karun. It symbolizes the limitless wealth of money, gold, silver, petroleum, diamonds, emeralds, jewelry, goods, and property.


At Tour Maker Turkey, we believe that Amisos Hill is one of the must-visit places for all those who love history, culture, and adventure. Our expert team has designed an amazing tour package to this beautiful destination, which includes a visit to the North and South Tumulus, Amisos Treasure and Tomb, and a breathtaking cable car ride to the hilltop.

Our tour package to Amisos Hill includes a professional guide who will give you a detailed insight into the rich history of this ancient site. With our expert guidance, you will be able to uncover the secrets of the tumuli, explore the amazing treasure trove of Amisos, and learn about the lives of the noble and elite people buried in the graves.

Our tour is perfect for those who love to explore and want to have an adventure, as it includes a thrilling cable car ride to the top of the hill. From the cable car, you will have a panoramic view of the stunning landscape, which will leave you mesmerized.

Apart from the tour, our package also includes comfortable transportation and a delicious meal at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy the flavors of the traditional Turkish cuisine. We promise to provide you with a memorable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

So, if you are planning to visit Samsun, make sure to book our Amisos Hill tour package, and let us take you on an adventure that you will cherish forever. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Amisos Hill with Tour Maker Turkey. Contact us now to book your tour and experience the magic of this amazing destination!