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Cities Close To Istanbul


Turkey’s third largest city, Izmir, is a contemporary, developed province and, at the same time is a busy commercial center. It is a city for which Heradotus from İzmir said “They established their cities in the most beautiful skies and the most beautiful climates we know on earth” and Aristotle warned Alexander “If you don’t see it, you’ll miss it!” and Victor Hugo wrote a poem even without seeing it ever and said “İzmir is a princess”. İzmir, which extends as a pearl along Aegean Coast, has a great historical and cultural richness with its 8500 years history.


Ankara, which is located in the Inner Anatolia Region and is also the capital of Turkey, is a very important province with its history. It is a region where many civilizations have lived due to the fact that it is located almost in the middle of Anatolia, it has suitable living conditions and since it on the transit route.


Bursa is located in the northwest of Turkey and southeast of the Sea of Marmara. It is surrounded by Bilecik, Adapazarı in the east, İzmit, Yalova, İstanbul and Marmara Sea in the north, Eskişehir, Kütahya in the south, Balıkesir provinces in the west. The city, known as “Green Bursa” since it has many green areas, and is the first capital of the Ottoman Empire


Eskişehir was founded by Phrygians on the banks of the Porsuk River in the first millennium

B.C. is one the most important road junctions in Turkey. Historical people such as Yunus Emre, Nasreddin Hodja were grown in Eskişehir and it is also famous for its meerschaum and hot water sources that heals various diseases. Eskişehir aims to be an important tourism center with its natural beauty, cuisine and shopping opportunities.


Balıkesir is a city that stands on the shores of the Marmara and Aegean seas with its natural, archaeological, historical and cultural beauties and has the most number of islands of Turkey. With its bays wrapped in olive trees, Ida Mountain in Homer’s epic with the most oxygen in the world, and thermal resources that have been healing people for thousands of years, Balıkesir is also an important tourism city.