From Istanbul, take D100 highway to east. Follow “Eskihisar” signs once you left the suburbs of Istanbul behind and crossed the provincial boundary of Kocaeli. It normally takes about an hour from central parts of Istanbul – unless the highway is congested as is usual.
There are some restaurants on the shore to the left of the ferry jetty.
There are some hotels/guesthouses (pansiyon) in the streets to the left of the ferry jetty.