MARMARA REGION OF TURKEY
Discover Turkey, home of Marmara
TURKEY’S MARMARA REGION
Holiday for four seasons. The Marmara Region is a very special geographical area, enjoying olive groves, fishing boats, and a turquoise color sea.
A typical architectural style and air as sweet as wine complement the pleasant restaurants dotting the shores. This is a veritable paradise for holidaymakers thanks to its establishments that are open throughout the year.
Marmara region, occupying the northwest corner of the country, bridges Asia and Europe. The most populated part of Turkey, its relevance in history as well as in the contemporary world, marks it as a cannot miss place in the traveler’s itinerary.
Uludag and the Yildiz Mountains are in the Marmara Region. Islands in the Aegean Sea are Gokceada and Bozcaada, and in the Sea of Marmara are Marmara Island, Imrali, Pasalimani, Avsa and the Princes Islands of Istanbul.
The Marmara region has a hybrid mediterranean climate. Summers are warm to hot, humid and moderately dry whereas winters are cold and wet and sometimes snowy.
Marmara is the smallest but most densely populated region of Turkey with a surface area of 67.000 km². It represents approximately 8.6% of the Turkish national territory and about 30% of its population.
The famous city of Istanbul in the Marmara region is still standing in all its grandeur, equally mystifying in its natural beauty and historic glory.
Other such prominent cities that make it to the traveler’s schedule are the ancient cities of Bursa and Edirne. While Edirne is located in the European part of Turkey, Bursa is located at the foot of Mount Uludag, it is also very popular ski resorts in Turkey and Europe.
Thrace, with its lush vineyards and extended sunflower plantations is another place or great scenic beauty.
The National Park of Bird Paradise in Balikesir province, a bird sanctuary, a safe haven for over two thousand species of birds is a part of the Marmara region. The Marmara region is also famous for its fruit cultivation.