Piraziz is a town and a district of Giresun Province on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. During the Ottoman Empire period the town was named Piridede-Abdal. The local economy depends on growing hazelnuts and fishing in the Black Sea. This is a poor district from which many people have migrated away to jobs in Turkey's larger cities. But due to the increase of tourism in the Black Sea region its seafront location and large gardens, Piraziz offers the tranquil environment of a Black Sea resort and is located just west of Giresun. Fishing is an important source of income throughout the province and the fish caught are anchovies, bonito, tivsi and sargan. Migratory fish such as mullet, flogger, bream, red mullet, turbot, haddock including native fish such as mackerel. The basic livelihood of the people are producing world reknowned Giresun hazelnuts. Hazlenuts processed in modern facilities in the province. For years the hazlenuts were exported unprocessed, but today these facilities are processing, roasting, chopping and blanching to be exported as roasted hazlenuts, flour and puree.
A large hotel named the Piraziz Park Hotel is situated on a beach that stretches for 1200 meters along the coastline overlooking the deep blue waters of the Black Sea. It has a restaurant that seats 400 people serving you unique meals from the Black Sea Region, Turkish and international cuisine. There is a bar on the premises with live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights every week. Located on the sea, the hotel is built on a peninsula of 30,000 square meters between the town of Piraziz and the Black Sea highway. It lies at a distance of 5 kilometers to the center of Bulancak, 20 kilometers from Ordu and 22 kilometers from Giresun. Flights in and out of İstanbul, Ankara, Antalya and İzmir are available via the Samsun and Trabzon Airports.
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