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Truely historical & touristic

The historical castles & buildings of Iznik tells you a lot about the importance of that area all... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Talal A
Salwa city, Kuwait
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A pit stop of so much history

We spent our summer in Bursa and its surrounds. İznik is a must see town. There are must see ruins... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Iznik is a quiet village near Bursa that was a major pottery center during the Ottoman Empire. It's still well-known for beautiful pottery in the Ottoman style and for the ancient walls that still mostly surround the city. It's a few hours' drive...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
at the eastern tip of Lake Iznik, south of Izmit, Bursa, Turkey
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The historical castles & buildings of Iznik tells you a lot about the importance of that area all along the years, architectural monuments, art, museums, religious & touristic sites plus much more to find out & explore.

Thank Talal A
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We spent our summer in Bursa and its surrounds. İznik is a must see town. There are must see ruins from ancient times dating to 316 BC. İznik, also known as Nicaea is a UNESCO world heritage cenre. İznik pottery known as Çini was a...More

Thank CemalVehbiye
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Very nice lake , clear water , whether is fantastic, this area is famous of olive , olive oil is very recommended to be purchased from Iznik , downtown have a famous barbecue restaurant called Mustafa Usta . Many reasonable price hotels are there ,...More

Thank powerking80
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Small village on the way to Bursa. Famous with big lake Iznik. Have a lot of olive trees and a lot of green fields

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The old summer palace of Byzantine Emperors. Pleace that organised First Council of Nicaea in 325. Today place without thousands of tourists!!!

1  Thank dymas74
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful and awesome places. There is no fee for visiting the historical turkish bath. (Hamam) There also many accessories & Cini stores & Cafe in the garden of the hamam. There are some events in the hamam like hacivat & karagoz traditional shadow play, playing...More

1  Thank Ercan T
Reviewed January 11, 2018

It is a town still placad inside the walls. These walls have started with Seljuks, then Byzantium , then Ottomans. There are 5 gates to the city. the best of Iznik are HagiSophia(the first bible has been written) , Roman theater, the Madrasah in which...More

Thank ESMAIstanbul
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited Iznik during our way to Bursa. We stayed in this area for some time and our guide told us about history of Iznik City and Iznik Lake. This area is full of Green trees of Fig and Olive together. There are others fruits...More

1  Thank kausarwali
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Disappointing because of construction. This is the location of Nicea. Unfortunately the museum was closed for renovation and not expected to open before 2018. There are several historical sights that are within walking distance and worth seeing but the original site of the 1st Council...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed January 16, 2017

As it is close to İstanbul, it is a quiet easy to go there over a weekend. I prefered it in winter as it isn't crowded but it can be better in spring and summer. You can feel the history and have a deep breath...More

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Matilda D
May 28, 2017|
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Response from EmineBC | Reviewed this property |
We also drove there. You can also go to Yalova by ferry and then you can take the minibus to Orhangazi and then İznik. But I think it will take longer and probably will be tiring. So taking a bus would be the best option.