#İznik /#Nicaea/ #Nikaia #Ancient #City

#İznik /#Nicaea/ #Nikaia #Ancient #City

Nikaia Ancient City
The Ancient City of Nikeia, located in #Bursa Iznik, was founded in the #Antiquity and dates back to BC. It is a city that was destroyed in the 4th century.

It was named after the wife of #Lysimakho, but during the #Roman #period, the #Hellenized people attributed this name to the gods.

The waterways, #city-walls, #theater and #churches located here reflected the social, religious and cultural characteristics of that period. The people of this ancient city accepted Christianity as a result of the efforts of Peter, one of the apostles of Bithynia. Literally, it could not carry many ruins to the present day, but you can see important structures worth seeing during your visit to the ancient city. You can add Bursa’s Crying Sycamore and #Ayvaini #Cave to your #travel list.

Places to Visit in Iznik
Rome hosted the Great #Alexander; It was the capital of the #Seljuk and Byzantium; Iznik, which opened the doors of Istanbul to the #Ottomans, presents us the #legacy of #civilizations that have lived on it for #centuries.

Every point in the list of places to visit in Iznik is worth visiting. Thanks to the travel guide, every visitor will have enough information about the places to visit in Iznik.


Iznik, which has historical traces in every inch of it, welcomes people with its climate, air and natural beauties. This district, which is 140 km from Istanbul and 76 km from Bursa center, is visited by many tourists every year.
Lake Iznik was formed as a result of tectonic activities and is the largest freshwater lake in the #Marmara Region. There are deltas and reeds in the regions where the #Karasu and Sölöz #streams feeding the lake are located.

Since the lake water has been used for irrigation since ancient times, it is surrounded by large olive groves and agricultural fields. The #lake, surrounded by camping sites, #picnic areas, bicycle and #walking #paths, #social-facilities and hotels, is suitable for #swimming.

It is possible to go canoeing or sea kayak on the lake, and activities such as pedalo and boat tours can be done. It is an important resting area that can be preferred for traveling and finding peace even on the weekend.

Located within the borders of Bursa, Lake Iznik welcomes many daily visitors from the Marmara Region.

Sansarak Canyon is within the borders of #Sansarak #Village, which is 17 kilometers away from the city #center of Iznik. After proceeding for 4 kilometers on an #earth-gravel road in Sansarak Village, one of the two entrances of the #canyon is reached.

Sansarak Canyon is also one of the most challenging trekking tracks in our country. It is a 7 km long track with parts such as water flowing through the #rocks, #waterfalls, #forests and #mountains.

Along with #hiking, #mountaineering and #nature #sports, #picnics and #camping can be made, and swimming can be done in different areas of the #stream. However, due to its #harsh conditions, it is forbidden to enter the canyon without an authorized guide.

After difficult conditions, you can realize the #beauty of nature with the #sunset. This canyon, which is on the list of places to visit in Iznik, offers a visual feast to people. There are many points where you can watch the visual feast.
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#Hagia-Sophia #Mosque and #Church

The Hagia Sophia Mosque is located in the area where the roads coming from the four gates of Iznik intersect in the middle of the city. An important 7th #council for #Christianity was held in Hagia Sophia, which was built as a church by the Romans in the 7th century.

When Iznik was conquered in 1331, the Hagia Sophia Church was converted into a mosque by Orhan Gazi. It took its present form during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. During this period, the minaret and pulpit were added to the mosque by Mimar Sinan. It is also referred to as Orhan Mosque in some sources.

The Ancient City of Nikeia, located in Bursa Iznik, was founded in the Antiquity and dates back to BC. It is a city that was destroyed in the 4th century.

It was named after the wife of Lysimakho, but during the Roman period, the Hellenized people attributed this name to the gods.

The waterways, city walls, theater and churches located here reflected the social, religious and cultural characteristics of that period. The people of this ancient city accepted Christianity as a result of the efforts of Peter, one of the apostles of Bithynia. Literally, it could not carry many ruins to the present day, but you can see important structures worth seeing during your visit to the ancient city. You can add Bursa’s Crying Sycamore and Ayvaini Cave to your travel list.

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