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Balikesir, bordering the Marmara and the Aegean Sea, Turkey’s most scenic islands in the hosting site, archaeological, historical and cultural beauties of the city highlights. Balıkesir is also an important tourism city with its bays surrounded by olive trees, Mount Ida in Homer’s epic, where oxygen is the most in the world, and thermal springs that have been healing people for thousands of years.


You can reach Balıkesir by road, sea, rail and air.

Popular Places

Kaz Mountains

Kaz Mountains, which is one of the most famous places and one of the most visited areas, is at the top of the list of those who will organize trips. It is among the most important natural beauties of our country with its clean air, lush green areas, unique nature view, rich flora. It is located between Balıkesir and Çanakkale provinces. It also reveals its uniqueness with the cultivation of endemic plants.

Kapidag Peninsula

Located within the borders of Erdek district, this island has been inhabited since the past years. The Kapidag peninsula displays a morphological character with an area of ​​approximately 300 square kilometers. The locals who live here earn a living in a wide variety of areas.

Manyas Bird Lake

Located in the district of Bandırma, this lake is 20 km long and 14 km wide. It is located in a collapsed area between Uludağ and Biga Peninsula. The lake is a clayey wetland with plenty of vitamins. Because it is clayey, the water of the lake is quite turbid. This lake with fresh water is fed by Kocaçay and Sığırcı Streams. There are reeds and willow communities where these waters are mixed with the lake.


Balıkesir University Çağış Campus (17th km on Bigadiç road) 10145, BALIKESİR


Seventeen Eylul University Main Campus 10200 Bandirma Bandirma – BALIKESİR / TURKEY


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