Yalova, only 1 hour away from big metropolises such as Istanbul, Kocaeli and Bursa, is a significant alternative tourism center with its sea, thermal springs and nature.
The Walking Mansion, Hersekzade Ahmet Pasha Mosque, Black Church (which dates back to the Byzantine Empire), Kurşunlu Bath, Atatürk Mansion, Rüstempaşa Mosque are some of the important cultural and historical sites of the city.
Furthermore, Karaca Arboretum and the Tree Museum created by Hayrettin Karaca, the founder of the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion (TEMA), for reforestation and the protection of natural habitats, are also among the places that must be seen. Here, you can see plants brought from all over the world.
Yalova is also a city famous for its cultural history. You can embark on a journey to the history of paper by visiting the İbrahim Müteferrika Paper Museum. You can visit Yalova City Museum to learn about the city’s ancient history as well as the Ottoman and Republic periods.
Visitors to the city of Yalova can have a rest in the facilities with thermal springs. Termal and Armutlu Hot
Springs are among some of the places worth seeing.
Sudüşen Waterfalls are yet another must see natural treasure of Yalova. It is also possible to see the panoramic view of the Marmara Sea enroute the waterfalls. You can see various kinds of plants, take photos or have a picnic in this area.