Izmit is located near Istanbul, as it is the capital of Kocaeli province.
Izmit rises 100 meters above sea level and is located on Izmit Gulf. It overlooks the Sea of Marmara, which makes its climate moderate during the four seasons.
Features of Izmit city
Izmit has witnessed many civilizations and eras, which makes it an ideal choice for lovers of archaeological and historical monuments, as if an open-air museum, because it contains many monuments and historical landmarks belonging to various civilizations, including the Kocaeli Museum, Izmit and Eski Hisar Castle.
Izmit witnesses a remarkable development in terms of industrial and tourism investment, as it is an industrial city that contains an oil refinery.
The city also witnesses a great development, as it includes many factories and giant Turkish companies.
Tourist attractions in Izmit
Izmit Bay (Birds Paradise):
The water area in the Gulf of Izmit has become a bird's paradise, which hosts 168 species of them. The area, established by the municipality in 2006, is an important resting place for migratory birds. It extends over an area of 200 meters and has turned into an important place for birds to live and raise, and a favourite place for nature lovers.
The zoo, the clock tower park, and the Sika Izmit park, which is one of the distinctive parks in the country because it contains 6 thousand trees.
Various restaurants in Izmit offer delicious Turkish dishes as well as distinctive fish meals, and the restaurants are distinguished by their wonderful views of the Marmara Sea.
Izmit includes a famous fun land known as Park Lunasan, with a large collection of modern games that suit all ages.
Izmit is famous for its large popular market and the Outlet Center, and there are many commercial centers that contain cinemas and games for children.