Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

Selçuk Selçuk:  Center of many civilizations since ancient times, both sacred and historic region and the open air museum of Izmir. Selçuk, with a history dating back to 6000 BC, abounds in valuable artifacts illustrative of the culture and architecture Click More »

Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one Click More »

 

İznik: One of Anatolia’s oldest residential areas, an antique city that enchants everyone with its historical monuments, nature and handicrafts.


Iznik, with a history going back to 2000 BC, was known as the “Golden City.” An important trade, culture and art center particularly during the Ottoman era, this region was also the hometown of notable thinkers.


The region has a temperate climate with rainy winters and hot summers. Attracting attention for its bio products, Iznik is also internationally renowned for its Iznik pottery and tiles.


Iznik is waiting for you if you want to explore the city with the most beautiful sunsets and witness the most beautiful harmony of art and history!

Attractions


One of the major cities during the time of various civilizations, Iznik stands out especially for its monuments of the Ottoman period and its precious handicrafts that are still practiced today.
Iznik can be considered an open air museum that encompasses a variety of artifacts and monuments worth to be seen.  Berber Kaya (Barber’s Rock), Beştaş, Dörttepeler and Hypoge Mound are among the well-known sites illustrating the ancient history of the region.
You can visit the Senatus ,ie Byzantine palace with walls; the Theatre and Baptistery ; and explore the mystical structure of the churches of Koimesis, Hagia Sophia, Hagios Tryphonos, Ayatrifon and the Haci Ozbek, Green Mahmut Çelebi, Orhan Bey mosques.
You will enjoy sightseeing the ruins of Rüstem Pasha Han, and the original architecture of Ismail Bey and Haci Hamza Bath and follow the traces of history without even noticing the passing of time.
The Iznik Museum, showcasing the findings obtained from archaeological excavations, antique tiles and monuments belonging to the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, is another tourist attraction worth the visit.
The hometown of Iznik chinaware, Iznik is a rapidly developing and worldwide renowned town that still keeps the art of making pottery alive.  Decorating a number of historical structures including palaces and mosques such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Iznik chinaware is also popular among tourists who want to take gifts to loved ones.
Iznik is also famous for its local cuisine including a variety of flavors you should taste. Encompassing basically of a variety of sea food dishes the local cuisine offers numerous dishes such as carp fish soup, crawfish salad, lobster stew and catfish dish.
The perfect location for lovers of art, history and foreign cuisines, Iznik is ever ready to welcome visitors.

Events


One of the most precious towns of Bursa, Iznik welcomes visitors with a variety of activities.
Held in August every year, the International Iznik Festival offers a rich program packed with activities for the whole week. The scene of many performances and concerts, the festival welcomes also guest artists from all over the world.
The Kançiçeği (Flowers) Festival and Iznik Fair are among the other popular events that will spice up your holiday and give you the opportunity to get acquainted with the local culture.

How can I go there?


Located in Bursa province in the Marmara Region, Iznik is an inviting holiday destination with various transportation means.
Bursa is served by Bursa Yenisehir Airport which hosts connecting flights from Ankara Esenboğa Airport. The taxis or public transport vehicles waiting outside of the terminal gates will be in your service.
Bursa is in close proximity to Istanbul and within easy reach by road. Having arrived in Bursa, you can continue your journey to Iznik by taking one of the public transport vehicles or taxis stationed by the central bus terminal.
Alternatively you can get to Bursa by getting on one of the sea buses leaving Kabataş harbor in Istanbul. The journey takes about one and a half hour.
How about visiting Iznik, the hometown of Iznik pottery, a unique handicraft!

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