Kocaeli Ili Travel Guide

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Kocaeli

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Kefken

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Yuvacik

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Golcuk

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Gebze

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Kocaeli

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  • Pismaniye

    Kocaeli Local Customs

    It is a typical Turkish delight that must be tried at all cost. They also call it cotton halva. Here you can read more about it.Ismit is very popular with that sweet. It’s very suitable for gifts as well as locum and baklavahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pişmaniye

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  • Cai(Tea)

    Kocaeli Local Customs

    You’ll say what is so unusual about the tea - the way they prepare it. They have 2 pots and the smaller one is put on the top of the bigger and it covers it. In the bigger one they put water and in the smaller they put tea leaves with less water.It has to boil and it’s ready to be served. Be careful to use special cups for the tea and pure half of...

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  • Traditional costumes – Factory Armelit

    Kocaeli Local Customs

    This factory is located between Izmit and Istanbul and is the biggest producer of traditional costumes. Also they make theater costumes. They have 3 workshops and they have on stock more than 30 000 costumes. Also you can rent some.

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Kefken

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  • MAKING PICNIC BY THE ROAD

    Kefken Things to Do

    While driving to Kefken, Kerpe and other towns like Agva , Sile the road was full of trees and green areas, forests.You can rest under a tree and make a picnic whenever you want.You can also take some fruits from trees:)

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  • Driving and walking around

    Kefken Things to Do

    Although our plan is going to Kefken and Kerpe.We keep on following after and before these towns and found new places by the sea and enjoyed it so much.

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  • Fresh Fish

    Kefken Restaurants

    This restaurant is by the beach and as it seems so local we chose.We ate delicious fish (red mullet and gilt-head bream) with a fresh big salad and a village bread. Fish

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Yuvacik

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  • Yuvacik dam and surrounds.

    Yuvacik Off The Beaten Path

    I won't re-write the pages again so here is link to some great hiking in the area.OFF THE BEATEN PATHSkiing nearby also in the Winter, i'm sure there's hunting somewhere as well, as we saw a wild pig in the area.Lots of Alabalik (Trout) farms up above the dam but also below near Sapanca Lake.The area is amazingly mountainous and the roads are not...

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  • Relax by the river.

    Yuvacik Restaurants

    No in town but at the lake above the dam.A good basic restaurant, no frills and all outside, although there are some covered parts.Great in summer to just sit in the dappled shade.Everything from river fish (trout) to kebabs. You can have them oven cooked or barbequed.Ducks and geese as well as swings out over the river, which isn't very deep, see...

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