About Balıkesir


Balıkesir is in intersection of İstanbul, İzmir and Bursa which are popular and big cities of Turkey.  They are away from 1.5-2.5 hours to Balıkesir with highway. Balıkesir is one of the best tourism destinations in Turkey. It has unique climate belt including Mediterranean, Black Sea and Marmara climate combination. 


Kaz Mountain (Ida Mountain)

Kaz Mountain is one of the highest oxygen levels in the world, and so popular treatment destination for people with asthma and KOAH disease. 

You can take a forest-bathing in Kaz Mountain with high oxygen. Walking around forests have always helped us to treat our wounds and to cure our illnesses. Kaz Mountain has relieved us from our worries, eased our trouble minds, restored and refreshed us and enhances our mood. By taking forest-bathing you can digital detox (off-line) and this give you a refreshing life.

Kaz Mountain (Ida Mountain) National boundaries in the province of Balikesir, Edremit district. There are a lot of small lakes, ponds, about 30 streams, 10 waterfalls, little woods, recreations areas and so many beauties which everyone feels as walking in the  paradise. Due to Ida Mountain National park is located at the intersection of Aegean and Marmara regions, it is the under influence of two different climates, so it has a rich variety of fauna and flora which have endemic species. Another function is the altiudute of over 1700 metres with streams and deep valleys make the area capable of growing all kinds of plants that is why it is called as one of  the botanical gardens of Turkey.




Mythology of Ida  and Troy are world famous and well known places thanks to Homerous, the writer of oldest literary novel.

It is stated that Zeus was the referee of Troy wars and he watched the wars from his temple with his wife on the summit. He spent his time with his wife at the magnificent place with lily, saffran and hyacinth.

Forest Bathing



Sea and Sun Cure

We have famous beaches in Bay of Edremit and Ayvalık Province. You can enjoy sea and beaches in summer time and get involve in sea cure in crystal clear seas.



Our Society, Culture and Life 

Balıkesir is junction of Aegean and Marmara region in western of Turkey.It has combination of traditional and modern life style.



Red Coral Reef

Marine species such as fan corals like the red coral (Paramuricea Clavata) and other fan corals (Eunicella Cavoli, Eunicella Singularis) which are again endemic to the Mediterranean existing here in Aegean and also Neptune Grass (Posidonia Oceanica) as marine species.

Thermal Health, wellness and Spa

We have many luxury thermal hotels in Güre, Balıkesir. You have a good time Turkish baths(hamam) with healthy, historical thermo-mineral waters. They lighten your life and refresh your soul.




Balıkesir is located near many historic places including Ephesus, Troy, Assos, Pergamon and like those. They are away about 1 or 2 hours from Balıkesir via motorway.


Culinary Culture in Balıkesir

Balıkesir Cuisine, which in general consists of sauced dishes prepared with cereals, various vegetables and some meat, soups, cold dishes cooked with olive oil and dishes made from wild vegetation has also produced a series of health foods. Balıkesir Cuisine also contains examples which could provide a source for healthy and balanced diets and vegetarian cuisines. Developed in the palace kitchens of the Seljuk and Ottoman empires have all played a part in shaping the new character of our culinary culture. Balıkesir is in Mediterranean cultural culinary belt and  has variety vegetable meals with olive oil and fish. We have cultivated wide variety of fruits and vegetables which are good at healing and enhancing human health in Balıkesir.