- Mount Ida
Mount Ida are a natural and cultural heritage that cannot be shared between the cities of Balıkesir and Çanakkale with its green nature and high oxygen.These magnificent mountains, which were once believed to have been inhabited even by Aphrodite, now welcome holidaymakers who want to get away from city life, find peace by getting rid of chaos and listen to the sound of nature. The beauty of the summer months, when tourists from all over the world flock to the Mount Ida, is indisputable, but it turns into a secret temple in spring and winter. Although Mount Ida National Park comes to mind when people think of Mount Ida , it is much more than the borders of a national park. Villages, tents and camping areas, archaeological structures and delicious Aegean local products on the foothills of the Mount Ida are separately waiting for your attention. Especially if you live in one of the Aegean, Marmara or Mediterranean regions, do not postpone visiting this natural richness, which is almost one step away. Mount Ida is a true paradise for nature lovers. If you are in love with wind, rain, soil, leaves and green, you will find many places to visit and activities to do in Mount Ida. In the forest, where all shades of green are generously presented, oak and larch are all around. It is a fact that many wild animals from bears to pigs, eagles to jackals live in the depths of the national park.
You should definitely visit the Mount Ida National Park with a guide and be informed about the climate or vegetation around you in the most accurate way. You can meet your local guide, also known as the field guide, at the Mount Ida Promotion Office in Zeytinli Village in the early hours of the morning.
Give the Zeus Altar in Adatepe Village a chance to set the sun in the Mount Ida. You must have a sunset photo with your loved one here.
You can buy souvenirs of olive oil and soap for your loved ones from Adatepe Olive Oil Museum. You can also think of knitting products from the looms in the village.
The magnificent mountain strawberries grown in the Mount Ida are also beautiful that can leave their mark on your trip, especially in the summer months.
How to get to Mount Ida National Park?
The Mount Ida can be reached via Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport or via a very comfortable road transportation that can be made from İzmir or Istanbul directions. Options such as renting a car after the airport or using a transfer service should definitely be organized in advance.
If you can come to a residential area like Zeytinli and approach Mount Ida, you can also use a taxi from here.