Yayla is the Turkish word for plateaus, alpine pastures and highlands. But in Turkey they're so much more than just that, yaylas are basically a way of life. The hilly lands of the Black Sea Region, as well as along the Mediterranean and Aegean, are perfectly suited for growing all sorts of wildlife, and in the hot summer months they of course make the perfect getaway! Pokut Yayla The greenery and vistas from this yayla make it a wonderful picnicking spot and it's a spot that's really representative of typical Black Sea beauty. Suğla Yayla This beautiful yayla sits right within the quaint little village of Sarnıç. It features giant fir trees and pine trees, and is surrounded by spectacular green nature. Uzungöl Yayla Uzungöl (Literally meaning 'Long Lake') is a spectacular lake located to the south of the city of Trabzon.