News Winter Getaway: 20 Stunning Places to Visit in the Marmara Region
Winter Getaway: 20 Stunning Places to Visit in the Marmara Region
For winter enthusiasts, the Marmara Region offers a plethora of breathtaking destinations to explore. From snowy mountains to frozen lakes, the region transforms into a winter wonderland during the cold months. To help you plan your next winter getaway, we've put together a travel guide featuring 20 must-visit places in the Marmara Region. So, pack your bags, grab your warm coat and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of winter in the Marmara Region!
1. Bursa - Tirilye
Tirilye, one of the most beautiful places in Bursa, comes in first places among the places to visit in the Marmara Region for the wintertime. In Tirilye, a place where history and nature are intertwined, you will both be fascinated by the historical beauties and want to take photos of them. One piece of advice from us is that when you are on your way to Tirilye, you should not leave without drinking coffee at Çamlı Kahve.
2. Istanbul - Agva
Another suggestion we have is Agva. For those who live in Istanbul or nearby, we call it a perfect place to escape from the noise and chaos of the city. It will fascinate you with the Ağva, Göksu and Yeşilçay streams, which are beautiful in every season but even more beautiful with the colors it takes on in autumn and winter. In this unique place, you can take a boat trip, ride bicycles or even just stop and immerse yourself in the view.
3. Kocaeli - Sapanca
Another great place suggestion for those who are close to Istanbul. You can enjoy the season to the fullest in Sapanca, which is connected to Sakarya. After a great breakfast in Maşukiye, you can participate in various sports activities or you can take yourself out of your intensity even a little by staying in miniature houses.
4. Bilecik - The Land of Ponds
The colors of autumn and winter attract you even from the photo. The Land of Ponds, located in the Pazaryeri district of Bilecik, hosts 8 lakes and has created a visual feast for the Marmara Region. We recommend that you also visit the Land of Ponds, which opens its doors to local and foreign people in every period and fascinates with its scenery every time.
5. Sakarya - Çam Mountain
Another place that looks straight out of a movie in the Marmara Region. You may not be able to do various activities like other places, but Çam Mountain, where the color of its trees, fallen leaves, shades of green and brown are seen in the most beautiful way, is a place that cannot be passed without being photographed if it is on your way.
6. Bursa - Kocasu Creek
Kocasu Creek, located in Orhaneli district, is a place for those who want to spend their vacation full of adrenaline. You will also witness the fascinating view while rafting on the stream. Get ready for a never-ending ride with an 11-kilometer trail.
7. Bursa - Sadağı Canyon
We cannot turn our route from Bursa because every time we take a step, we are faced with another fascinating place. Sadağı Canyon, located in Orhaneli district of Bursa, is like a visually formed state of natural beauty. The canyon, which is quite a short distance from the center, will be an indispensable place for your getaways.
8. Kocaeli - Yuvacik
You can have a unique breakfast at Yuvacik Dam located in Kocaeli. This is a place where you can stop your work, school or any pace for a short time.
9. Çanakkale - Kaz Mountains
Located on the borders of Çanakkale and Balıkesir, the Kaz Mountains continue to fascinate in every season. Do not pass by without visiting this place, which will refresh you even if you just take a walk with your backpack.
10. Bursa - Uluabat Lake
We think that no one can say no to a quiet kayak tour on Uluabat Lake. With the various opportunities and beauties it has, Uluabat Lake both relaxes and gives an experience with a kayak tour. Do not forget that cute storks can also be partners in your trip.
11. Bursa - Uludag
Uludağ is a mountain located within the borders of Bursa Province, which is the largest winter and extreme sports center of Turkey with a height of 2.543 m. Uludağ is the highest mountain of the Marmara Region.
12. Balıkesir - Manyas Kuşgölü
Manyas Kuşgölü is a tectonic lake, all of which are administratively located on the borders of Bandırma district of Balıkesir province. The lake is located in the south of the Marmara Sea, in an area stretching between Uludağ and the Biga Peninsula.
13. Balıkesir - Cunda
Cunda or Alibey Island is an island administratively connected to the Ayvalik district of Balıkesir. Alibey is the only island open for settlement among the 22 large and small islands called Ayvalık Islands in Ayvalık bay.
14. Balikesir - Erdek
Erdek, a district of Balıkesir province, is located in the Erdek Bay on the Kapıdağ Peninsula of the Marmara Region extending towards the Marmara Sea. It is one of the first country places in Turkey.
15. Istanbul - Polonezkoy
Polonezköy is a Polish village, formerly Adampol, located in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located 20 km from the Black Sea coast and 15 km from the Bosphorus coast of Istanbul.
16. Kocaeli - Maşukiye
Are you looking for a place that is close to Istanbul, suitable for the winter season, intertwined with nature, promising a lot of entertainment? A 3-4-day ski vacation or a short-term weekend getaway... A family winter vacation where you can relax by the fireplace while your child has fun with the snow, or a few peaceful days in the nature. Whatever your purpose of going on vacation, Maşukiye is ready to offer you everything.
17. Bursa - Cumalikizik
Cumalıkızık is a village in the district of Yıldırım, Bursa Province, Turkey. It is 11 kilometers from Bursa city center. Transportation takes about an average of 20 minutes. It is one of the five Kızık villages established and still living on the northern outskirts of Uludağ.
18. Canakkale - Adatepe
Adatepe Village is a place that distinguishes itself with both its beauty and its vision. It is so inspiring and aesthetic that we can change your way and see this place for a visit that will last about an hour. It is one of the most pleasant examples of the change that a group of conscious people can create, because this village was saved by its current residents.
19. Istanbul - Belgrade Forest
Immediately after entering the main gate, that is, the gate on the Bahçeköy side, the road splits into two. If you continue on the right, you are going to the historical embankments, and the road on the left leads to the Neşet Suyu Walking Path, deer production facilities, triangle house and Yeni Derya Cafe. There are picnic areas and small ponds on both sides.
20. Bursa - Gölyazi
Gölyazı is a neighborhood of Nilüfer district of Bursa Province, Turkey. Gölyazi, which is located 7 km inland when it deviates to the south from the thirty-fifth kilometer of the Bursa-Izmir highway, is built on a small peninsula consisting of two low hills on the shore of Lake Uluabat.
Which one of these places would you like to visit the most? Tell us in the comments!
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