Yalova City Guide

Yalova is one of the most important tourism destinations of Marmara Region with important beaches, natural beauties and hot spring hotels in different districts of the city. Yalova, Turkey’s smallest province as surface area, but is one of the fastest growing rate of migration to the first three in our country. Aside from the winter months, the number of local tourists who flock here in the summer is already hundreds of thousands. It’s too easy to find a lot of accommodation and transportation alternatives to Yalova from different cities of Turkey. Today, Yalova reached 270.000 population with new investments and business opportunities all around the city. Especially, foreign investors from Gulf countries started to prefer Yalova for real estate investments at the last years.

 Check out the most comprehensive Yalova city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Yalova” or “How to get to Yalova ?” in this guide.

City name YALOVA
Region Marmara
Population 270,976
Population Density 319/km2
Pop. Growth Rate 3,33%
Surface Area 850
Postal Code 77xxx
Area Code 226
GDP (Per capita) 27,388 $

After city center, Çiftlikköy is the most developed district of the city with important industrial facilities. On the other hand, Çınarcık and Armutlu is famous for summer tourism with 5-star hotels, Termal is famous for hot spring facilities. The districts of Yalova attract the interest of thousands of visitors every year.

The districts of Yalova are Çınarcık, Altınova, Çiftlikköy, Termal and Armutlu. You will find detailed information for all districts of Yalova in this guide.

Short History of Yalova

According to the assumptions made from the finds, Yalova is a passage place in the Prehistoric age. In this region BC. In 1200 BC the Phrygians, BC. In 700 BC, the Bithyns were dominant. B.C. The region, which was ruled by the Romans in 74 AD, remained within the borders of the Eastern Roman, that is Byzantine, when Rome split into two in AD 395. Today’s Yalova Hot Springs have an important place in history. During the period when Yalova joined the Ottoman lands, Greek and Armenian populations were dominant here. The Muslim Turkish population started to increase gradually. While Yalova was an accident connected to the Bursa Central Sanjak in 1867, it was attached to the independent Izmit Sancak in 1901. Yalova, which was occupied by the Greek military units during the War of Independence, survived the enemy occupation on July 19, 1921 with the great struggle it gave. Finally, Yalova became a province in 1995.

Accommodation in Yalova will be important if you are not resident in this city. You can find a lot of accommodation alternatives in almost all districts of the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Yalova or real estate for rent in Yalova , you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Yalova, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 13.92% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 120 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the districts that gained the most value in Yalova for housing as of the end of August 2020 were Altınova, Çiftlikköy, Armutlu, Çınarcık, respectively.

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Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Yalova? In Yalova, there are 1 state hospital and 2 private hospitals. 

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Road Transportation

Istanbul, Bursa, Eskisehir and Istanbul reach outside the big cities, such as found in the midst of Yalova You can also find special drive buses anywhere in Turkey.

Air Transportation

There is no airport within the provincial borders of Yalova. But it is possible to reach Yalova in a few hours from the airports of some cities close to the region. You can find direct buses to Yalova from two airports in Istanbul. Especially if you buy flight tickets via Sabiha Gökçen, you will be more advantageous in terms of distance. Also, you can prefer Bursa Yenişehir Airport.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Yalova” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Yalova” questions in this guide.  Especially with the limits of its reputation in recent years,  Armutlu and Termal Hot Spring facilities have become a center of healing and recreation for Turkey and Middle East countries. Located on the Yalova Coast, the Yürüyen Köşk is located within the Millet Farm. Built in 1929 at Atatürk’s request, the mansion is located next to a plane tree. The story of the name of the mansion comes from this plane tree. Sudüşen Waterfall is one of the natural wonders of the city which located in Termal district. Located between Samanlı Mountains, the waterfall is surrounded by a forest area where you can see every shade of green. Located within the borders of Yalova, Erikli Plateau is a small plateau 600 meters above sea level. This natural wonder, spread over a wide area consisting of forests, waterfalls, streams and pathways, is one of the most beautiful alternatives, especially for day trips.

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There are only one state university located in Yalova named as Yalova University.

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