Izmit soon become Turkey’s new tourism destination. Besides its four seasons characteristic the city features unique nature for alternative tourism.
Kartepe Mountain with its green forests already started to serve as a ski holiday destination in winter. Kartepe, 1,5 hours drive from Istanbul, offers conference, trekking and sports tourism in other seasons of the year.
Just opposite of Izmit downtown; Gocuk, Değirmendere and Karamürsel districts and districts on BlackSea shore; Cebeci, Kerfen and Kerpe are new popular summer holiday destinations.
Izmit or historically Nicomedia has valuable cultural sites with important archeological heritage. History and museum lovers can visit recently opened Archeology and Ethnography Museum, Palace Museum (Saray Müzesi), Electronics City Museum.
Izmit is also an industrial town. It serves convention facilities with its 4 and 5 star hotels for Business travelers and ideal place for MICE tourism all year round.
Therefore, visit Izmir that is one hour away from Istanbul. You will be surprised.