is in Northwest Turkey
and is historically the bridge between Turkey
. Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul
is the region’s unofficial capital. With the existence of the Bosphorus Strait
and the Dardanelles Strait
offering passage from the Aegean Sea
to the Black Sea
region has been host to travellers and pilgrims for centuries. The area is a mecca for tourists and visitors, with a wonderful array of accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals, and hotel lodging available. At the core is the ancient city of Istanbul
, extending on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait
, and surrounded by green hills and groves, it is a city of great beauty and wonder. It also possesses beautiful sandy shores along the Marmara Sea
and facing the city are a number of small scenic islands.
The region boasts a huge number of activities and sites to tempt and enthrall visitors from every part of the world. Uludag
, only thirty-six kilometers from the city of Bursa
is the largest and best known winter sports center in Turkey, offering skiing, cross country skiing, sledding and more. The area is a National park and for sports and outdoors enthusiasts it is worth a visit any time of the year. Camping accommodation can be found in the summer months and a vacation rental or apartment rental can be found all year round
is busy seaside resort town boasting fine fish restaurants and many rocking night clubs. Gemlik
, another seaside town offers wide sandy beaches and is famous for growing one of the best species of olives in the country. The city of Kocaeli
is connected to Istanbul by highway and easy to reach. With wonderful accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, and apartment rentals, it is surrounded by fruit orchards and vegetable gardens. The city center, known as Nicomedia
by the Romans
, possesses many historical sites. The town of Gebze
on the northern shore of the Marmara Sea
is the site where Hannibal
, the famous Carthaginian
General is buried. Iznik (Nicaea)
lies on the eastern tip of Lake Iznik
and is famous for its unique decorative namesake tiles and has been the center of their production since the sixteenth century.
, once the first Ottoman
capital city, is rich in ancient and religious monuments, including mosques, tombs, and baths
. Finding a vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental or other accommodation is easy in this friendly bustling city. Bursa also offers warm mineral-rich springs and visiting a Turkish bath
is a must for any visitor to the country. Souvenir hunters will relish the Covered Bazaar
where tourist and locals alike can purchase a wide variety of items. Tekirdag
on the northern coast of Marmara is famous for its local meatballs and Raki
situated south of Istanbul across the Gulf of Izmit
is surrounded by lush green mountains and dotted with thermal springs and waterfalls.
No matter where you travel in Marmara
, you will be astonished at the sites and the history that make up this region.
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