Balıkesir is an important center of attraction in Turkey with its natural and cultural values. Actually, Balıkesir is a city of opportunities in terms of tourism. Balıkesir ranks 7th in Turkey in terms of ministry certified facilities and 4th in terms of municipal certified facilities.
It is located 4 kilometers east of Altinoluk Town of Edremit District, on the skirts of Kaz (Ida) Mountain, and there are different opinions about its founders. The history of the city, which has a strategic location on the Adramytteion-Asos road, is based on the Trojan War according to ancient writers. The earliest historical find in the city is a juvenile grave dating back to the 8th century BC.
Balıkesir fascinates its visitors with a wide range of food products with its meat, milk, fruits, vegetables and seafood. If you are hungry while wandering around the city streets to see the historical and touristic beauties of Balıkesir, it is time to take a delicious break.
The fact that it hosts many local and foreign tourists every year with its many touristic regions, especially Ayvalık, Edremit, Burhaniye, Erdek, Gönen, also ensures that the city has accommodation facilities of many different qualities and categories. In a sense, it is not difficult for tourists from almost every economy group to find a suitable venue in Balıkesir and its districts.
Urban transportation in Balıkesir is carried out by road vehicles such as buses, commercial minibuses and minibuses. The duties and responsibilities of the Metropolitan Municipality are officials in the regulations regarding transportation throughout Balıkesir.
Among the symbols of the city, cologne, Balıkesir cream and höşmerim dessert are among the top gifts that can be bought in Balıkesir. You can also buy Yağcıbedir rugs woven in Balıkesir’s Sındırgı and Bigadiç districts from the shops in the city center. You can buy red and white meat, milk and dairy products, and all food products such as fruits and vegetables from Balıkesir.
Kazdağı National Park is located on the shore of the beautiful Edremit gulf, one of the leading tourism regions of our country. It is 15 km from Edremit and 105 km from Balıkesir. 20.935 Ha. It has an area of 1000 meters in height. Rich Vegetation and Fauna provides opportunities for activities such as Biodiversity, Camping, Hiking, Photography.
It is possible to see all the coastal villages and walk in nature with the road with sea and forest views that travels all around Kapıdağ Peninsula, where Bandırma, Marmara and Erdek districts embrace. For this reason, Kapıdağ emerges as a very suitable geographical location for nature tourism activities. The unspoiled nature of the Kapıdağ Peninsula, especially the dense forest areas in the middle and northern regions are ideal places for trekking and trekking