Yalova is one of the 81 provinces of Turkey, which is smaller in size than all other parts of the country. But in terms of tourist attractions, there is nothing short of it. Yalova is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Turkey, located in the northwest of the country and on the eastern shores of the Sea of Marmara. Yalova is the provincial capital of the same name, with a total population of 100,863. The total population of Yalova Province is 118.998, has several tourist attractions, including the “Moving Mansion”, which once housed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, during his travels to this pleasant city. Yalova is also known for its hot springs, which are called the “thermal” area or village. The name Thermae, as it is known, is derived from the Latin word “Thermae” meaning warm, which in ancient times was mainly used to refer to the royal baths of ancient Rome. Another attraction in Yalova is the Karaja Botanical Garden, which is located on the thermal route & you can visit this spectacular garden on the way there.
How to travel to Yalova?
The fastest and easiest way to get to Yalova from Istanbul is by speedboat. Speedboats depart from Yenikapı Pier, south of Sultanahmet’s neighborhood. This sea journey takes about 70 minutes. You can also board speedboats from Pendik Pier on the Asian side of Istanbul, which will take you a shorter trip. Sea buses also depart from the Kartal pier on the Asian side of Istanbul. While the cruise time is about 40 minutes, there are fewer ferries, so if you do not want to procrastinate too much, it is best to consider other options for going to Yalova.
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