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The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Vacation

The ruins of Pergamum, Troy, and Assos, along with the Gallipoli battlefields, are the main draws of the region, but leisurely exploration is also rewarded with fresh air, a cool sea, great food, and havens in the wilderness.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Explore "Green Bursa" Visit Yeşil Cami (Green Mosque), stroll the covered bazaar, and make sure to try the local kebab specialty, İskender kebap.
  2. Go back in time at Troy Visit the ruins of this 5,000-year-old city of Homer’s Iliad, where more than nine layers of civilization have been uncovered.
  3. Pay respects at Gallipoli Tour the battlefields and memorials where one of the key campaigns of World War I was fought.
  4. Ramble through ancient Pergamum Explore this spectacular showcase of the classical period, second in Turkey only to Ephesus.
  5. Relax in Assos Enjoy the quiet of Behramkale village; marvel at the Greek ruins; and soak up the sun on nearby beaches.
  6. Shop for İznik tiles Watch craftswomen engrave the famous ceramics and buy some to take home.

When To Go

When to Go

The Southern Marmara and the North Aegean region are considerably cooler than the South Aegean and Mediterranean coast, but summer is still very h...

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