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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
===by boat===
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===By boat===
The quickest and easiest way to go to Yalova from [[Istanbul]] is to take a fast ferry [http://www.ido.com.tr/en/index.cfm] from one of Istanbul’s many jetties. The major jetties with a connection to Yalova are located in Yenikapi (south of Sultanahmet), Kabatas (near Taksim) and Bostanci (Asian side). The voyage doesn’t take more than one hour.
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The quickest and easiest way to go to Yalova from [[Istanbul]] is to take a fast ferry [http://www.ido.com.tr/en/index.cfm] from one of Istanbul’s many jetties. The major jetties with a connection to Yalova are located in Yenikapı (south of [[Istanbul/Sultanahmet-Old_City|Sultanahmet]]), Kabataş (near [[Istanbul/Galata|Taksim]]) and Bostancı ([[Istanbul/Asian Side|Asian side]]). The voyage doesn’t take more than one hour.
  
 
As of August 2008, ferry fares on Yenikapı-Yalova line are 75 TL for cars, 12 TL per each pessenger inside a car, substantially more (like 16 TL) for pessengers without a vehicle.
 
As of August 2008, ferry fares on Yenikapı-Yalova line are 75 TL for cars, 12 TL per each pessenger inside a car, substantially more (like 16 TL) for pessengers without a vehicle.
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There is a cheaper ferry line between [[Eskihisar]] just east of Istanbul and '''Topçular''', about 30 km to east from Yalova. These ferries take about 45 minutes to cross the Gulf of Izmit and cost 45 TL for cars, free for pessengers within the car. Pessengers without a vehicle pay 2.80 TL/person. In Topçular, it’s possible to find minibuses heading for Yalova running on the highway lying just next to the harbour.
 
There is a cheaper ferry line between [[Eskihisar]] just east of Istanbul and '''Topçular''', about 30 km to east from Yalova. These ferries take about 45 minutes to cross the Gulf of Izmit and cost 45 TL for cars, free for pessengers within the car. Pessengers without a vehicle pay 2.80 TL/person. In Topçular, it’s possible to find minibuses heading for Yalova running on the highway lying just next to the harbour.
  
===by car===
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===By car===
 
Take the roads numbered: D130 from [[Izmit]] (east) and D575 from [[Bursa]] (south). There are also car-ferries from various points in or near [[Istanbul]].
 
Take the roads numbered: D130 from [[Izmit]] (east) and D575 from [[Bursa]] (south). There are also car-ferries from various points in or near [[Istanbul]].
  
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==See==
 
==See==
*<see name="thuya ecofarm" alt="" address="mecidiye köyü armutlu yalova" directions="" phone="226535 6383" url="http://www.thuya-ekopansiyon.com" hours="" price="40-60 eu" lat="" long="">agro ecotoursm certified boutique hotel, jeep safari in the ecologic region on the peninsula armutlu, horse riding, organic food, vegetarian available, forrest village at 450m height</see>
 
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
*<buy name="thuya ecofarm" alt="" address="mecidiye köyü armutlu yalova" directions="" phone="226 535 6383" url="http://www.thuya-ekopansiyon.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">at thuya ecofarm you can also buy home made certified organic food</buy>
 
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 
There are some tea gardens by the shore where you can also eat ''balık ekmek'' (a fish sandwiched inside half a bread).
 
There are some tea gardens by the shore where you can also eat ''balık ekmek'' (a fish sandwiched inside half a bread).
at thuya ecofarm in armutlu following the mavi yeşil yol from yalova center you can have delicious organic thuya specialities , or either have a tea rest with organic and patesseri made from organic flour
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
* <sleep name="Thuya Ecofarm" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+90 226 535 63 83" email="" fax="" url="http://www.thuya-ekopansiyon.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
 
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
*[[Cinarcik]] nearby is a popular family vacation resort.
 
 
*[[Cinarcik]] nearby is a popular family vacation resort.
 
*[[Cinarcik]] nearby is a popular family vacation resort.
 
*[[Termal]] to the south is one of Turkey’s oldest hot spring resorts (which dates back to Romans, last time it was renovated was 1930s with a design based on that of [[Karlovy_Vary|Carlsbad]] of [[Czech Republic]]). On the way to Termal, you may also check out '''Karaca Arboretum''' if it’s weekend.
 
*[[Termal]] to the south is one of Turkey’s oldest hot spring resorts (which dates back to Romans, last time it was renovated was 1930s with a design based on that of [[Karlovy_Vary|Carlsbad]] of [[Czech Republic]]). On the way to Termal, you may also check out '''Karaca Arboretum''' if it’s weekend.
 
*[[Armutlu (Marmara)|Armutlu]] on the southern side of the peninsula is also a town known for its hot springs.
 
*[[Armutlu (Marmara)|Armutlu]] on the southern side of the peninsula is also a town known for its hot springs.
 
*[[Bursa]] lies some hundred kilometers south.
 
*[[Bursa]] lies some hundred kilometers south.
* [http://www.yalova.org Yalova.org]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:18, 17 February 2010

Yalova is a city in Marmara Region, Turkey. It lies to the south of Istanbul, across the Gulf of Izmit.

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Get in

By boat

The quickest and easiest way to go to Yalova from Istanbul is to take a fast ferry [1] from one of Istanbul’s many jetties. The major jetties with a connection to Yalova are located in Yenikapı (south of Sultanahmet), Kabataş (near Taksim) and Bostancı (Asian side). The voyage doesn’t take more than one hour.

As of August 2008, ferry fares on Yenikapı-Yalova line are 75 TL for cars, 12 TL per each pessenger inside a car, substantially more (like 16 TL) for pessengers without a vehicle.

There are also fast ferries from Pendik, a suburb of Istanbul in Asian Side.

There is a cheaper ferry line between Eskihisar just east of Istanbul and Topçular, about 30 km to east from Yalova. These ferries take about 45 minutes to cross the Gulf of Izmit and cost 45 TL for cars, free for pessengers within the car. Pessengers without a vehicle pay 2.80 TL/person. In Topçular, it’s possible to find minibuses heading for Yalova running on the highway lying just next to the harbour.

By car

Take the roads numbered: D130 from Izmit (east) and D575 from Bursa (south). There are also car-ferries from various points in or near Istanbul.

Get around

See

Do

Visit the hot springs. There are many services offered.

Buy

Eat

There are some tea gardens by the shore where you can also eat balık ekmek (a fish sandwiched inside half a bread).

Drink

Sleep

Contact

The telephone code of Yalova is 226 (+90 226 when calling from out of Turkey). It used to be 216 prior to late 1990s, so old guidebooks may say so, which is not useful any more.

Get out

  • Cinarcik nearby is a popular family vacation resort.
  • Termal to the south is one of Turkey’s oldest hot spring resorts (which dates back to Romans, last time it was renovated was 1930s with a design based on that of Carlsbad of Czech Republic). On the way to Termal, you may also check out Karaca Arboretum if it’s weekend.
  • Armutlu on the southern side of the peninsula is also a town known for its hot springs.
  • Bursa lies some hundred kilometers south.



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