BilecikProvince of Bilecik is located at the southeast of Marmara Region at the intersection locality of Marmara Region, Black Sea Region, Central Anatolia Region and Aegean Region. The oldest known names of the province are Agrilion and Belekoma. Province of Bilecik is the land where the Ottoman Empire is founded. The province is founded around the Sakarya river and is known with the riches of small ponds and creeks and carries the traces of ancient ages.
The town is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses. It is increasingly becoming more attractive to tourists. With its rich architectural heritage, Bilecik is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.
30 kilometers southeast from Bilecik is Söğüt, a small town, where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299.
The history of Bilecik dates back to the early 2nd millenium B.C. The oldest known names of the region were "Agrilion" and "Belekoma". The region was ruled by the nations of Thyns, Egypt, Hittite, Frig, Kimmer, Lydia, Persian, Macedonian civilizations and Bitinya Kingdom, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire.Read More
Bilecik has a mediterranean climate near the borderline of the continental climate with cold and often snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures usually exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) in the height of summer, they are also the driest months. Winters are cold and it frequently snows a lot between theRead More
Places of interest
The Clock Toweris located at the center of Bilecik province over a hill dominant to the city. The Watch Tower is four - sided, with one clock in each side and was constructed by Sultan II. Abdülhamit. Belekoma Castle:The castle is located at the banks of the Hamsıs Creek onRead More