KocaeliKocaeli is the city that takes place on the highway and railroad connecting Istanbul to Anatolia. The name of the city was Nicomedeia in the times of Roman Empire. Today it is a very industrial center for Turkey. The Saatçi Ali Efendi Mansion in the city, which is a interesting example of 18th century Ottoman Civil Architecture, had been restorated and now being used as Ethnography Museum.
"Pişmaniye" which is the local dessert of kocaeli is made by giving the sugar the shape of fibre. Hereke, which is a district at the east side of Kocaeli is a very important carpet production center. The carpets of Hereke are very famous all around the world for their beauty and high quality. These carpets are the most expensive carpets of the Istanbul Carpet Markets.
Kerpe, Kefken and Kovanağzı, at the north of Kocaeli near Black Sea, are places that ecstatic places with their sores and small and comfortable hotels. Read More
Where to go ?
Gültepe Necropolis Area It is in the Gültepe District of İzmit. Here, there is the antic period Necropolis and the remains of the holy building of Byzantine period. The archeological goods found during the carvings here, that belong to the Roman period, are exhibited in museums. Mosques and Theological SchoolsRead More
Things to do ?
- Visiting the Ethnography Museum (İzmit), Gayret Boat Museum (İzmit), Osman Hamdi Bey House and Museum ve Müzesi (Eskihisar - Gebze)- Visiting the Bird Heaven and the Thermal Park (Darıca -Bayramoğlu - Gebze )- Eating trout in Maşrukiye, yogurt in Kandıra and tasting the pişmaniye and saray helvah.- Purchasing HerekeRead More
Turkey has the highest density of traffic on the road network, cutting, Marmara Region, in the region of the most intense axis Istanbul - Kocaeli-Adapazarı destinations.Read More
Bus station shuttle bus service to the center of Kocaeli in Turkey many. The terminal can be reached by city buses and minibuses. Bus Station Tel: (+90-262) 642 01 55Read More
Karamürsel - boat trips are organized in Hereke. Gebze - Eskihisar from the Yalova-Gunners' There is a 24-hour car ferry service. In addition, Izmit-puddles - Karamürsel - Gulf line, ferry and sea bus transportation is provided. Eskihisar Ferry Tel: (+90-262) 655 60 31-655 58 53 Port Tel: (+90-262) 656 34Read More
Kocaeli, üzerindedir.İstasyon railway connecting Istanbul to Anatolia Tel: (+90-262) 321 10 39Read More