Kocaeli: The smallest in terms of surface area but among the most advanced provinces of Turkey, Kocaeli welcomes visitors with a rich diversity of nature and monuments.
The region, with a history that can be traced back to c.1200 BC, is one of the leading areas in terms of production and industry.
Bordering the Black Sea on one side and the Marmara Sea on the other, Kocaeli is highly sought after for its diversity of nature and natural attractions like Samanlı Mountains and Sapanca Lake. Kocaeli has a transitional climate between the Mediterranean climate and Black Sea climate with warm and rather dry summers and rainy winters.
Kocaeli is waiting for all vacationers who want to explore new cultures and follow the traces of history!
A significant province which keeps growing every day despite being a small area, Kocaeli attracts many visitors for its historic and natural riches. The city was settled for the first time in the 8th century BC and has been home to many major civilizations since. The Gültepe Necropolis Area, ÜçtepelerRead More
Kocaeli, among the first cities that comes to mind when speaking of winter sports, provides visitors with pleasant memories with festivals organized all the year round. The Kocaeli Culture, Arts and Entertainment Festival, Children's Theatre Festival, International Folklore Festival and Young Talents Short Film Festival are among the events thatRead More
How can I go there?
In close proximity to Istanbul, Kocaeli is within easy reach and visited by a great number of people. Though a small city, Kocaeli is easily accessible by air as it is in vicinity of Istanbul, a metropolis accommodating two airports. Having landed in Istanbul you can proceed to the centralRead More