OPEN AIR MUSEUM
On the corner of Yaşar Okuyan Boulevard Sanat Street, the Open Air Museum was established with the approval of the Ministry of Culture General Directorate of Monuments and Museums dated 18.03.2002 and numbered 003448.With a history of 6000 years, a beautiful place has been created in which various historical artifacts found in various places of our city are collected and exhibited.
The museum, which was opened on October 29, 2003, contains artifacts from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Periods, as well as models of artifacts from various parts of Yalova. Open Air Museum established by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism; Bursa Museum was designed by the experts and as of the end of 2005, inventory information of 46 existing historical monuments that were published in various dates in our city was prepared.
The works that were handed over to Yalova Municipality staff is under 24 hour protection and it is possible to visit during working hours.
THERMAL ATATÜRK MANSION
Thermal Ataturk Mansion was built in 38 days in 1929. The architect is Prof.S. Hakkı Eldem. As the first foreign statesman in the Mansion, the Shah of Iran was hosted. The mansion is made entirely of wood and has two floors. It has three halls of honor and eleven rooms. The Mansion, which is protected with the items used by the period, is open to the public as a museum. Many important decisions of the time such as transition to multi-party system, Domestic Goods Week, establishment of Turkish History and Language Institutions, efforts to translate the Quran to Turkish were taken here. Some of the items in the mansion and their features; Leaded bath and women painting (Nurettin Niyazi 1930) A picture representing a mountain slope and some animals (Ayvazoski – 1875). Carpets: Iran, Hereke. Vases: Yıldız porcelain, French, Japanese and Chinese, and one of them made of brass and ebony wood decorated with Hieroglyphic inscriptions made in Egypt. Bedsteads: Brass bedroom set, French lacquered chairs covered with gazelle skin. Radio: German (RCA) brand. Piano: Wilheelm Spaethe (Gera) Cross-stitch prayer rug from his grandmother. Table: Both sides are equally made, used on both sides, English-made iron parts, gilding. Filing Cabinet: Coating, rosewood, iron parts, gilded gold. The gift of the Shah of Iran is clock, candlestick gold, gilding.
Thermal Ataturk's Mansion; The Real Estate was registered by the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Monuments as a Cultural Property to be Protected by the decision dated 15.5.1983 and numbered 14971. Termal Atatürk Mansion serves under the National Palaces of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
THE MOVING VILLA
When Ataturk goes to the farm one day, he encounters a gardener who tries to cut the branches of the Grand Plane tree right next to the mansion. He immediately calls the gardener next to him and asks why. The gardener on duty replied: The branches of the tree are based on the wall of building.
Ataturk, who is not satisfied with the answer he receives, gives an order that is impossible to even think of: "THE TREE WILL NOT BE CUT, THE BUILDING WILL BE REGISTERED." The task is transferred to the Municipality of Istanbul. The Municipal Science Works Roads Bridges Branch takes responsibility. Chief engineer Ali Galip Alnar came to Yalova with the technical staff and started working. On August 8, 1930, the soil around the building was excavated with great care and landed at the basic level of the structure. Tram tracks brought from Istanbul are laid. The building is placed on rails that are inserted under the structure by working inch by inch. Now it is about to move the building away from the tree by sliding it on rails.
On a beautiful and warm summer evening, together with the Great Leader Atatürk, under the supervision of his sister Makbule Atadan, Deputy Governor Muhittin Bey, Trust Science Director Mister Ziya and Cumhuriyet Newspaper's Chief Reporter Yunus Nadi, the building was shifted arond at 4.80 m. This extraordinary and risky work is completed on August 10, 1930 and the Great Plane Tree is saved from being cut down.
Since that day, the name of the mansion has remained as "WALKING MANSION". The Ministry of Culture, Real Estate, Antiquities and Monuments High Council has been counted and registered as one of the Cultural and Natural Properties that need to be protected with the decision number 12238 of 12.07.1980. It was restored by Yalova Municipality in 2006 and opened to visitors.
KARACA ARBORETUM LIVE TREE MUSEUM
Karaca Arboretum was established by Mr. Hayrettin Karaca on 13.5 hectares of land. Today, it hosts about 7000 different plant species, subspecies, variety and culture forms. Karaca Arboretum isTurkey's first private Arboretum. Its remarkable collections contain many important species and culture forms belonging to the genera Acer, Prunus, Malas, Magnolia, Quercus, Betula, Pinus, older brothers and Picea. The Arboretum is open to the public between 13:00 and 18:00 on Sundays. In addition, it is open to groups and schools on the condition that appointments are made on other days of the week. The trip takes 1.5 hours with a guide. The visit takes place by donating to TEMA foundation in exchange for receipts. Karaca Arboretum is visited by around 15,000 local and foreign people a year.
Today, the most important activities of the Karaca Arboretum are; Providing internship opportunities for university students, Increasing the public's knowledge of the subject as it is open to the public. Turkey's Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at various locations to provide plant material. It includes activities such as providing gardener training, exchanging seeds with Arboretum and Botanical gardens located in various parts of the world, continuing to expand the plant collection, and building new gardens in the Arboretum area.
The necessary financing for all these activities is provided by the Karaca Arboretum Nursery activity located in Karaca Arboretum. The nursery garden is open every day of the week.
Karaca Arboretum was deemed worthy of an award by the International Dendrology (Tree Science) Society in June 2004, and this award was given by the President of the International Dendrology Society at the Karaca Arboretum. It was presented to Hayrettin KARACA. This award has been prized to 14 Arboretum or Collection gardens in the world so far. Karaca Arboretum was the 15th Arboretum to receive this award.
HERSEKZADE AHMET PASHA MOSQUE
It is located in Yalova Province, Altınova District, Hersek Village, 15th century. The ownership of the Hersekzade Ahmet Pasha Mosque, one of the Ottoman period works, belongs to the General Directorate of Foundations and was registered with the decision of Bursa Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board dated 18.03.1999 and numbered 451.
Born in 1458 and brought from Bosnia-Herzegovina where he was born and raised in palaces, Hersekzade Ahmet Pasha, who was one of the famous grand viziers of his era. It was built in the 19th century in the town that is named after it. Herzekzade Ahmet Pasha revived this town by building a small harbor, 700 houses, a large double-domed mosque, 2 inns, 1 imaret, 1 masjid, 1 madrasa and 1 lodge in Herzekza, due to the narrowest part of the Gulf of Izmit. Unfortunately, some parts of the mosque, including the domes, were destroyed in the earthquake.
In the architecture of the Hersekzade Ahmet Pasha Mosque, cut stone masonry is dominant. It was initiated by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism for the necessary works for the restoration of the mosque.
RÜSTEM PASHA MOSQUE
Rüstem Pasha Mosque, located in the center of Yalova, is one of the architectural structures of the Ottoman period. Rustem Pasha Mosque, known to be built by Mimar Sinan; It was built by the Ottoman Pasha Rüstem Pasha in the 17th century. The mosque was built with a domed and square plan. The minaret, which was damaged due to the Marmara earthquake, was reconstructed and was restored in other sections and opened to worship.
HACI ALİ PASHA MOSQUE (AHMET ÇELEBİ) (BAZAAR MOSQUE)
Hacı Ali Paşa Mosque (Ahmet Çelebi), which is located in the town center of Armutlu, is also known as Çarşı Mosque. The date of construction is not known. It is estimated that it was built during the Orhan Gazi period. The mosque, which is owned by the Regional Directorate of Foundations, is located in 4475 parcels on 24 sheets; It has been registered as a cultural asset to be protected by the decision of the Council for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage of Istanbul No. II dated 12.11.1998 and numbered 4967. The interior wooden design and exterior wooden eaves of the mosque, which is open to worship, exhibit an example of fine woodwork.
It is the historical bridge that causes the name of Taşköprü Town of Çiftlikköy District of Yalova Province to be called Taşköprü and is still in use. It is placed on legs shaped like semi-circles on a stream flowing in the north of the village and built with cut stones. Although the exact date of the bridge is unknown, it is rumored to be about 400 years old. Because the bridge has historical value; It was registered as a cultural asset to be protected by the Council of Protection of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of Istanbul No.II with the decision dated 2.3.1993 and numbered 3026.
Çoban Kale is on the historical İpek Road in the valley extending from Hersek to the south in Altınova district of Yalova province. About 7 km from Hersek and after Soğuksu (Ayazma) Village ıt is 2 km. South. The castle occupies an area of 150x120 meters on top of a hill with a height of 150 meters.
According to one view, it is claimed that it was built by the Genoese on an unspecified date. Clive Foss (British Archaeological Institute Researcher) claims that it was made 1087 by Emperor Alexius.
Prof. dr. Halil İnalcık said, “Since the shepherds came here to rest with their herds, their name was Çoban Kale. Koyun Fortress should be our Çoban Castle in this connection in the Ottoman tradition. Emperor Manuel Komnenos (1143-1180) built the Pylai Castle and its walls. Our Çoban Castle or Koyun Fortress in the valley that stretches to the coastal plain should be one of these newly built or repaired castles. ” he says.
It is easy to go to Çoban Castle from the west direction, it is difficult to go from other directions.
Coming from the south, Karadere turns after turning the south, east and north of Çoban Castle and flows to the north and makes a natural set.
Çoban Castle is in a strategic position. It is at the edge of the most important road starting from Istanbul and going to Anatolia, both in Rome, Eastern Rome (Byzantine) and in the Ottoman period, at a dominant point controlling the road. In short, Çoban Castle is an important control and security castle.
It can also be thought that the Turks built Çoban Castle against threats from the west. Çoban Castle was controlling to the roads passing through both valleys of the stream. The wide valley in the west was probably used as a military road.
It is also clear that Çoban Castle changed hands several times.
The castle, which was in the hands of the Byzantines in 1092, was seen in the hands of the Turks in 1096. In 1097, since the original Crusaders came to Iznik using the Roman Road and captured Iznik, Çoban Castle must have passed into the hands of the Crusaders during this period.
In addition, when the Crusaders assured their sovereignty in the region by fortifying Kibotos (Hersek) in 1206, they both used the Hersek-Iznik road and kept the Çoban Castle under their control.
On July 27, 1302, the Ottoman horsemen pass around the castle and went to Hersek and in Hersek they defeated the Byzantines in the battle called the Battle of Bafeus. After this war, Çoban Castle could not be captured. Çoban Castle (Koyun Fortress) continued its resistance until Izmit surrendered in 1337.
Professor Dr. Halil İnalcık describes the situation of Castle as follows:
"... According to the Ottoman tradition, in 1337 Yalak Plain and Koyun Castle were
" peculiar " of the Byzantine prince. In Yalak Plain, the fortress in the valley belonged to Infidel named Yalknya (or Balknya) and at that time there was another castle on the hill as the Koyun Fortress. The Castles of Yalak Plain and Koyun Fortress continued to resist until Izmit surrendered.
When the control of the region passed completely to the Ottomans, the road called the Roman Road (Baghdad Road) and Çoban Castle continued to maintain its importance. Over time, as the road around the castle lost its priority and importance, Çoban Castle gradually fell into disfavor and was abandoned.
Yalova Province, Altınova District, Karadere Village, Çobankale Street 1/25 000 scale H22 c2- H23 dI map and 1/1000 scale forest cadastre, Çobankale Castle Ruins as a 3rd Degree Archaeological Site by the Bursa Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board on 14.01. It was registered with the decision dated 2004 and numbered 10273.
Elmalık Castle, which has not been determined when and by whom, is located at a dominant point that can control the road passing by both sides, 500 meters south of the village, on Bahçe Hill, which is 270 altitude. North - South length is about 80 meters, East - West length is about 40 meters. It is easy to go from the south direction, difficult to go from other directions. Especially the north and east directions are very steep. There are no structures such as water cisterns, tunnels and warehouses in the castle, it is thought that this place was not built for defense purposes. It is thought that the castle was built for control and security purposes as it dominates both roads passing around it. The castle, which was intact until the War of Independence, is completely devastated today. It is possible to see the traces of only a part of the south gate and a few of the bastions on the west side.
The castle cannot be noticed from the village, but the Marmara sea can be easily seen from the castle, and the beach can be controlled. In the words of the old villagers, the castle is almost in the direction of Karakilise (located in Çiftlikköy).
There is a valley to the east of the castle. The slope in the west is less. The knitting system of the bastions remaining in the best condition can be seen outside. Here, although the stones are not smooth, they were built as two rows of bricks and a row of stones from the ground to a certain section. Normal stone pitching continues in the upper parts.
Elmalık Castle, which is estimated to be important in the 11th and 12th centuries, is the castle of the Pylai coastal city and it is believed that the settlement on the beach was the place where it took shelter in case of danger.
The most well-known plateaus of Yalova are the Erikli and Delmece plateaus located to the south of Kocadere and Teşvikiye districts. Delmece Plateau has unique natural beauties, which are gone from the Teşvikiye Town of Çınarcık District and 17 km from the beach, all of which are asphalt roads and cover a very flat area. There is a drinking water source known as "healing water" as well as a natural wonder with various tree species consisting of pine, oak, chestnut and linden trees, waterfalls and a deep crater lake known as "bottomless lake" in the large area. In addition, Delmece Plateau in Teşvikiye town is very interesting in terms of offering options that you can reach by experiencing different natural beauties with its natural hiking trail. The area of Delmece Plateau is 400 decares, and there are 60 households of wood and 20 households of plywood. The whole area of the plateau is within the scope of 2 / B forest land.
Erikli Plateau, which is located 8 km above Teşvikiye Village and whose road is completely asphalt, is one of the ideal places for photography enthusiasts and camping and nature hikers who want to be alone with nature. The plateau, adorned with chestnut, elm, linden, plum and apple trees, is a unique resting place. The "twin waterfalls" on Teşvikiye Creek, which is an ideal trail for nature walks, make this place even more beautiful. Except those; There are dozens of waterfalls of various sizes between Teşvikiye town and Erikli Plateau. There are areas for camping on the 10 km track, which requires a little effortless walking. Erikli Plateau area is 100 decares and there are 5 household wooden buildings on it. Ownership status: 50 decares 2 / B and 50 decares forest land.
Karlık Plateau is 8 km from the center of Esenköy Town. It is accessible by natural walking tracks and motor vehicles. There are all kinds of forest trees, drinking water and endemic plants around the plateau, which is 700 meters above sea level. Nature is a place preferred by camper.
HOT SPRINGS TOURISM
THERMAL HOT SPRINGS
Located in the province of Yalova, Armutlu, Thermal and Yalova hot springs of Turkey's 1. very important and priority hot springs. Thermal Hot Springs are located in center of Termal district, 12 km away from Yalova City center. Thermal Touristic Enterprises with a capacity of 212 beds are located in the valley on the slope of Samanlı Mountain. According to the announcement made in the Official Newspaper dated September 6, 1982 and numbered 17804, 104 hectares of area within the boundaries of the spa is under public ownership, and the boundary expansion of the Yalova Thermal Tourism Center was published in the Official Newspaper dated 16.12.2006 and numbered 26378 and entered into force. Thermal hot springs, is Turkey's most well-developed spa area. There is no infrastructure problem. Access to the hot spring is provided by an asphalt road.
At the entrance of the Thermal Facilities, there is a waterfall called Seven Pools. Termal, famous for its diverse, colorful hydrangeas, has very rare trees. There are 39 deciduous trees, 26 not deciduous trees, 25 deciduous and continuous green bushes and 18 kinds of wrapping and covering plants. Güney Park is surrounded by pine, magnolia and different kinds of trees.
By providing hot spring waters to Gökçedere in Termal, most of the hotels and motels allow their customers to benefit from the hot spring waters within their facilities.
The healing water resources of Termal, which has been the healing center of various civilizations for centuries, are used in the treatment of many diseases today. The hot spring waters provide healing to patients with rheumatic and metabolic diseases, digestive system, liver, gall bladder, kidney and urinary tract diseases, after orthopedic operations, skin diseases, psychological diseases, gynecological diseases, and functional disorders.
Thermal, which has been under the influence of different cultures in the past, it drew attention and gained importance due to the thermal springs, especially during the Roman period. B.C. Thermal springs, known to have emerged as a result of the earthquake in 2000, have been shown as potent baths in PYTHIA THERMA _Pythia since the 6th century. This is because it was thought to belong to an underworld god because of the steam and hot water that came out in the cracks of the earth. Especially the Elixir Spa baths, which replace the youth vaccine, were first built by King Constantinus and restored during the time of Iustinianos.
The hot springs gained importance again during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamit and took its final form during the period of Great Leader Atatürk. Atatürk gave great importance to Termal, he came to Termal frequently to rest and spent a long time here. Termal has preserved its importance as a health and recreation center in every period of its history. During the Ottoman period, the thermal spring waters were examined by the Society of Medicine in 1892, and a hotel also a bath were built here after it was understood that the waters were equal to the waters of Aix Les-Bains. The works started in 1932 after Atatürk gave the excavation order were also various votive steles, tombstones, a church and a corridor, the Byzantine Emperor II. Columns bearing the monogram of Iustinianos (B.C.565-578) were found.
There are rumors that the church and the corridor were used as confessional places of that period and that the patients slept here to hear from the future. Hearing the slightest whisper from the other side sheds light on these rumors. It is believed that both tombstones at the door of the church may belong to the Ayazma of the Five Angels Church.
It was built by the Byzantine Empire Justinianos 16 centuries ago. Kurşunlu Bath, which was buried in time due to disasters and wars, was repaired in 1900 by the order of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit. It was named Kurşunlu Bath because the bath was covered with lead. There is an inscription written in Ottoman on marble on the exterior of the bathroom.
The Valide Bath was built with 6 domes during the Byzantine King Constantine period. It still does not have 3 domes. It was repaired by Sultan Mecid during the Ottoman period and was named Valide Bath because his mother was treated here. There is an Ottoman inscription on marble in the steam room part of the bathroom. In addition, the Plane Tree, known as the Eastern Plane Tree, was registered in front of the Çınar Hotel.
ARMUTLU HOT SPRING
Yalova Armutlu Thermal Tourism Center announcement was published in the Official Gazette dated 16.12.2006 and numbered 26378 and entered into force. The spa, which is 51 km away from Yalova city center, is 4 km from Armutlu District Center. It is located in the north. Armutlu Hot Springs, one of Turkey's important and priority hot springs, in a valley surrounded by trees and shrubs, ranked longitudinal riverbed is composed of a large number of sources.
In Armutlu hot springs, the water temperature is 57 730C, the ph values are 6.2 - 6.5 and the flow rate is 10 lt / s. The most important resources are Kupeli and Hamam. In this area, there is still a quality hotel with 250 beds and a restaurant belonging to this hotel, Turkish Bath and aquaterm (pool). In terms of chemical classification, hot spring waters have a composition with sulphate, bicarbonate, chloride, calcium, sodium and carbon dioxide. Mineral amount in hot springs between 2100–2421 mg. It is suitable for bathing and drinking cures. Welding safety has been provided in the hot spring. Both the resource environment and the seashore are suitable for new settlements and developments. The surrounding of the hot spring is covered with maquis and olive trees.
Hot spring waters are applied as bathing, drinking and mud, as well as by inhaling the gases from the water. Armutlu hot springs are classified as hot springs with high radioactivity (1.04 millimicrocurries / lt). Thermal springs are useful in cabin management, removal of acid from the body, on nerves, inflammatory diseases and gynecological diseases, stomach and intestinal diseases, wound healing, regular functioning of the liver, hormones and diuretic. Armutlu Thermal Springs can be reached by asphalt road from Armutlu and Yalova-Çınarcık directions. During the summer months, transportation to our Armutlu district is provided regularly by sea buses from Istanbul Yenikapı. Apart from this, there are regular municipal bus services from Yalova City Center and Gemlik District and the transportation by land takes about 90 minutes.
HIKING TO THE MOUNTAIN AND NATURE
The forested areas around Yalova Province are extremely suitable for hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The Delmece Plateau track, located in the village of Teşvikiye in Çınarcık District, is interesting in that it offers options where you can find different natural beauties on the same trip. You can see various shades of green in the high 800 m. plateau. The waterfalls that you come across as you walk along the Erikli Creek, which is an ideal track for nature walks, add a different beauty to this place. There are areas for camping on the 10-km track, which requires a little bit of effort. Sudüşen Waterfall 8 km from Üvezpınar village and its surroundings offer a magnificent feast for nature lovers. The road to the waterfall is a comfortable and natural walking trail, and it is highly preferred by local and foreign tourists in the summer months. While going to the waterfall, a unique dam lake, Marmara Sea view and a wide variety of forest fauna are encountered, which is used as a photo safari, trekking and picnic area. Panorama hill is 120 m from the sea. It is an area with very beautiful views at an altitude and covered with green vegetation of all seasons. Çalderesi, which you will encounter after passing Esenköy, from the road that curves through olive groves at some parts of the distance passing by the sea, invites you to embrace nature with its thumping waterfalls. Çaldere takes its source from Taz Mountain at the westernmost end of the Samanlı Mountains and from Çatal Tepe right next to it and pours into the sea in Esenköy. The area, which has a difficult course along the stream, is in a position that requires some technique.
CAMP AND CARAVAN
Yalova is suitable for camping and caravan tourism. Especially on the shores with natural beauties, it is possible to camp by protecting natural values for young people. Üvezpınar and Kurtköy region.
Provincial and district centers have natural camping areas along the coastline.
It is at a distance 29 km from Yalova and the road is completely asphalt. The Urban Forest was arranged in 2005 and opened to public use. It is located in Çınarcık District, Teşvikiye Town, Erikli Plateau, within the borders of Çınarcık Forest Management Directorate, affiliated to Yalova Forestry Operation Directorate. Coming from Yalova direction, users can follow the route Çınarcık, Teşvikiye, Armutlu, Gemlik; Visitors coming from Bursa direction can reach the city forest from Hayriye, Selimiye villages and Delmece Plateau, whose roads are paved. Its size is 95 he. The waterfalls worth seeing in the city forest, 2 km. walking path, multi-purpose hall, children's playgrounds, sports areas, sitting and resting groups, toilets, fountains, picnic areas, drinking water and sinks, suspension bridge, viewing terraces, Erikli double waterfalls, linden, chestnut, oak, hornbeam, beech and pine trees, with all the beauties offered by nature to people, accompanied by all kinds of bird sounds, is a unique place where all the beauties can be lived together.
Due to the establishment purpose and characteristics of urban forests, it is foreseen that no fire is lit by visitors, and it is aimed to meet the recreational needs of the people. Entrance is free and there are private places near the city forest for those who want to have a barbecue.
In the area where the city forest is located, beech, larch, oak are widely distributed, and there are small amounts of chestnut, hornbeam, outer knots, maple, plane tree, alder, linden, wild cherry and wild plum. Among the bushy or herbaceous plants, mule, wild ivy, thyme, hypericum, beauty bush, arbutus, claw bush add a distinctive beauty to the urban forest.
Animal and bird species in this area include bear, wild boar, fox, squirrel, lizard, jackal, badger, hedgehog, rabbit, turtle, snake, turtleneck, wood pigeon, quail, freckle, blackbird, starling, coot, woodcock, hawk, freckle. Partridge and woodpecker.
Hasan Baba Picnic and recreation area, located between Termal and Çınarcık districts and on the ridges of Çınarcık, is spread over a wide area and includes natural beauties with oak, chestnut and lime trees overlooking the sea, where photo safari can be done. In addition, there is a deer protection area in the natural environment in this area. Hasan Baba promenade has a restaurant offering drinking water and food and beverage service.
GEYİKDERE – ÇAMLIK
Located on the high hills of Altinova, Geyikdere has the most beautiful views of the region with its cool pine forests.
Surrounded by pine trees, Geyikdere hill is one of the rare natural picnic areas with the chirping of birds and the magnificent view of Izmit Bay. It is one of the favorite centers of a daily holiday with its forested picnic areas with a bird's eye view of Izmit Bay.
Höyük Hill promenade works, which is one of the most popular areas as a photo safari and viewing point between Sugören Village and Sermayecik Villages on the Green & Blue Tourism Cruising Route, have been started.
The Istihkâm Hill Promenade, which is organized as a paragliding flight point and picnic area, located at a point that dominates the Marmara Sea and Elmalık Plain, approximately 1 km from Elmalık and Kirazlı villages, is located on the route of the Green Blue Tourism Navigation Route with its rich forest texture, proximity to the city center and surrounding villages. For this reason, it is one of the important cruising and photo safari points where local and foreign tourists can have a pleasant time, picnic and camp.
The most abundant river of our city, dense forests, caves, nature hiking trails, trout production facilities, organic animal products and trout production farms on the Green Blue Tourism Road. There is Kurtköy Kapılı Çınar promenade located at a distance and known as Anıt Çınarlar.
Between Çınarcık and Armutlu, where summer tourism is most active, there are uniquely beautiful virgin bays and coastline. The provincial borders of Yalova from north to southwest are surrounded by the Marmara Sea. Coasts do not show any indented features. Although the coastline is narrow, it shows natural beach features. The coasts of Yalova province are sandy, only Çınarcık and Esenköy coasts are mostly pebble. Koruköy, located in the west of Yalova, attracts the attention of many local and foreign tourists with its natural beauties, clean sea and beaches. Esenköy is 34 km from Yalova. West of Dallabaş Mountain, at the foot of the region, the coasts are integrated with forest areas. It has a coastal tourism potential with its clean sea, uncrowded structure and 5 km coast. Çınarcık, Esenköy and Armutlu; It is one of the most important holiday centers of the region with its beaches, camping and picnic areas, all kinds of accommodation, eating and entertainment venues. Sea water temperature in summer (June-September) is between 19. 9 and 22. 9 C on average. On the other hand, the air temperature changes between an average of 20–23 C between the same months.
UNDERWATER DIVING TOURISM
Armutlu rocky areas in the northwest coast of Turkey spear diving and water sports to the most appropriate area. This sports activity is carried out in Bozburun and Ayıburnu.
Trout can be hunted in the Sudüşen Waterfall in Termal. There are trout facilities near Elmalık village and Kurtköy. In addition, sea fishing is carried out intensively in Çınarcık, Esenköy, Armutlu, Kapaklı and Fıstıklı beaches in our city.
A marina belonging to SETUR company is located in our city.