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Iznik

at the eastern tip of Lake Iznik, south of Izmit, Bursa, Turkey
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Very interesting place, out of most popular trials...

The old summer palace of Byzantine Emperors. Pleace that organised First Council of Nicaea in 325... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dymas74
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Przezmierowo, Poland
1.Murat Hamami and some excellent stores which are selling cini, accessories & old turkish bath good supplies.

Wonderful and awesome places. There is no fee for visiting the historical turkish bath. (Hamam... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ercan T
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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 from Istanbul, but the trip can be made shorter—and more entertaining—by hopping a ferry to Yalova and driving from there.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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at the eastern tip of Lake Iznik, south of Izmit, Bursa, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Iznik city and İznik lake are wonderful historic destination for every body. The lake available for swimming also. But picnic areas are dirty and messy.

1  Thank Haygun
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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a city of history. Small but not less important than Rome, especially for the Christians. Your bible has its roots from this city. This is the where tens of bibles were reduced to four.

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Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

It is small city in the way for Bursa next to lake called Iznik similar to the city name The city in the other side of lake If you have time there are good coffee shop next to the lake

1  Thank T W
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Reviewed January 29, 2016

If you go to Istanbul and you'd like a truly Turkish experience, head over to the mainland via the ferry boat. My wife and I went to the Yenikapi ferry terminal and got a ticket for a boat ride to Yalova, which is on the...More

5  Thank Darryl S
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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.
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