Yalova located in north west part of Turkey and between Istanbul to Yalova is 176 km. Yalova is a city on the south east part of Marmara Region of Turkey. The city is neighbor with Kocaeli on east, Marmara Sea on west, Bursa and Gemlik Bay on south. The city having a 600 years of history was ruled by the following empires and kingdoms in this long history; Bithynia , Ancient Rome, Byzantine, Seljuks and Ottoman Empire. Yalova was a district of Bursa and Kocaeli after the declaration of republic of Turkey, and was turned into a district of Istanbul in 1929. nd was turned into a city in 1995.
Since the first Era of the city, the works for digging the healing springs and spas in the area has become a great reason for city to be known and popular all over Turkey. The beautiful beaches , shores and the natural beauties are some other factors that makes the city an important one.
Erikli Waterfalls, Sudusen Waterfalls, Dipsiz Lake, Erikli Plateau, Delmece Plateau and Karlik Plateaus are some of the nice places for daily city tours of Yalova and for sightseeing places to make additional improvements for the tourism of this destination.
Cinarcik and Armutlu with the beaches, recreation / picnic spots, with the camping areas are the main destinations for sea / beach tourism and are the most alive destination of tourism in the location. As it is located right next to Marmara Sea Shore, it also makes it possible to have plenty of outdoor and sports activities right here in those districts. Especially underwater scuba diving, yachting, fishing are some of the popular water sports and activities of the city.