A Trip to Bursa, Turkey
A Trip to Bursa, Turkey
It’s time to head to the Adriatic! Ferries to Bursa depart from the Yenikapi Ferry port every day and carry up to four hours and forty minutes to a maximum. Prices vary depending on which company you select, but usually are about fifty liras for the round-trip journey. If you’re traveling with young children, prices go up a little. Be sure to check prices and schedules here to get started planning your trip.
The ferries depart from the Yenikapi ferry port every day and can take as long as three and a half hours to get to the resort. Traveling by car or taxi can also be an option, but if you want a direct route, it’s best to use the ferry from the Yenikapi terminal. Traveling by car is pretty easy, and depending on the distance of where you are going, it might be the easiest and cheapest way to travel to the resort. Bursa has plenty of hotels, bars, restaurants and other amenities, and if you want to make the most of your day trip to the Adriatic, it’s important that you get to grips with the region. This means knowing the places to eat, the places to go sightseeing, and even the historical significance of places like the Istanbul Caves.
The first stop on your trip to the Adriatic should be to visit the archaeological site of Yalovce, which is located on the coast between Yenikapak and Antlay. For centuries, this site has been a major attraction for tourists, historians and archeologists from around the world. The underground tombs of fallen leaders of the Ottoman Empire along with other treasures from the time are also found here, making it a unique place to visit for anyone interested in Turkey’s fascinating history. After visiting the museums, take the opportunity to head to the nearby mudanya ferry, which will take you a very short distance to the island of Murcic. You can then take a boat ride to Byzantine churches and monasteries, which are also scattered all over the island.
As the ferry leaves Antlay, it’ll pick up tourists from the Yalova and Istanbul Caves. The caves are home to scores of mineral and fountains which are believed to bring good luck and wealth to whoever beholds them. On the way out of the cove in Yalova, you’ll pass a small village called Ozcan, which has been renowned for its tea and coffee plantations. Once you reach Ozcan, it’s a good idea to head to the local market and buy some produce. The Yalova-Izag canal runs right through the middle of Ozcan, and it’s also a good idea to go out of the cove at sunset so you can see the stunningly beautiful sunset over the waters of the Caspian Sea.
Once you reach the village of Uludag, the best time to go exploring is during the summer when most tourists tend to visit. The market is actually held on a Friday, so you’ll have no problems finding fresh fruits and vegetables to take home with you. But do note that Uludag isn’t exactly the best place to find souvenirs, as many goods sold there are mass-produced. The best things you can buy include carpets and ceramic wares, which are relatively cheaper compared to authentic products. Uludag is also home to a number of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, so you might want to head out there for a night on the town before you head back to Antlay.
The last part of your trip to Bursa consists of taking a day trip to the city center. In general, you can get around the city center by public transportation. If you’re interested in trying something new, however, you should consider renting a car or a hot air balloon. There’s nothing like flying over the mountains and seeing the sights from above, especially if they’re in a remote area. You can find all sorts of hot air balloon rides in the region, and flying over the mountains in a balloon is an experience anyone will cherish for a long time. From the city center, it’s a short drive to the sea, where you can take a day trip to one of the most famous beaches in the region.