Gumushane is a city situated at an elevation of 1210 meters (3970 feet) above sea level on a major route from Trabzon to Iran.
The city of Gumushane is renowned for its ancient caves, including Karaca Cave and Akcakale Cave, located in a small village near the city. It also boasts a plethora of natural wonders, such as waterfalls and lakes. Zigana Mountain has ski facilities available to tourists year-round.
Gumushane was known as Argyropolis during the Roman and Byzantine periods. In Greek, "Argyros" means silver and "Polis" means city. Afterward, it was ruled by Arab, Seljuk, and Ottoman tribes in succession.
Gumushane is a place where you can witness both old and modern architectural styles. Ottoman houses constructed in the 1700s, mosques from various periods, as well as mausoleums, fountains, and tombs from the Ottoman Empire era are among the notable features. The city was established on one of the oldest trade routes in history known as the 'Silk Road,' hence it has numerous fortresses built during different epochs such as Canca, Akcakale, Edire, Kov, and Kodil.
Imera Monastery, a historic Christian church built in the 14th century, is located 24 miles from the city center. Other ancient Christian churches include Metropolitic Church, BALCILAR Church, and Hegios Georgios Monastery.