Places to Visit in Havran

Feb. 23, 2024
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Havran is known as a district of Balıkesir province, which is coastal to both the Marmara and Aegean Seas. Our city, Balıkesir, is one of our regions that stands out with its natural beauties and cultural structure. Havran is an important region in our district that attracts attention with both its nature and historical places and is especially preferred by those who want to have a peaceful holiday. Havran district is located approximately 78 kilometers from the city center. There are many places to visit in this district, which has a historically important place. The past source of the people of the region is olive cultivation. Havran, a landlocked district, is remembered with Koca Seyit, known as our Çanakkale hero. The most famous flavors of the region are roasted chickpea and höşmerim dessert.

For visitors planning to come to Havran district, the topic of places to visit in Havran has a special importance. Before listing the places you should see in this region, we would like to give you information about how to get there. In order to come to Havran district, you must first reach Balıkesir city. There are many different alternatives for transportation to the city. Especially transportation by road; It is also possible to travel by air, rail and even sea. Balıkesir Bandırma port provides service for transportation by sea. You can come to the port by sea from regions such as Istanbul and Tekirdağ, and then reach the city center by using public transportation. After the city center, you can go to the district by taking public transportation or taking a taxi.

Visitors who want to travel by air can choose the airport serving in the Burhaniye district of Balıkesir, which is located closest to the district. The distance of the airport to the town is approximately 10 kilometers. After arriving at the airport, you can easily reach the district by renting a car, taking a bus or using a taxi. Another transportation option is transportation by rail. Especially those coming from cities such as Istanbul and Ankara may consider train travel. After reaching the train station serving in the Altıeylül district of Balıkesir city, it is possible to reach Havran district in a short time by taking a taxi from here. Those who come with their own vehicle can easily reach them from every point of our country via navigation.

Havran appears as a region rich in places to visit. The prominent tourist spots of the district, which is among the frequent destinations of those who want to get away from the city chaos, relax and have a peaceful holiday, include Eybek Tower, Terzizade Mansion, İnönü Caves, Havran Lake, Koca Seyit Village, Havran Castle and Havran Çarşı Mosque. You can read the outstanding beauties of these places and what you can do in these regions in the rest of our article. So, without further ado, let's start taking a look at our list of places to visit in Havran to explain the most popular travel spots of the district.

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Eybek Tower

The first stop on our list of places to visit in Havran is the Eybek Tower, located on the Edremit/Çanakkale and Yenice road and in the Hanlar region.

This tower, located within the Çınarlıhan Forest Management Directorate, was built in 1980. The most important reason for building the tower is to prevent forest fires. So this tower serves as a kind of watchtower. It is possible to come across many tree species around the tower, which is approximately 920 meters high.

Terzizade Mansion

The main reason why this mansion is among the tourist spots is that it hosted Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1934.

Located in the Çiğitzade District of the district, this mansion is among the cultural riches of the region. Wooden materials were used in the construction of the mansion, which consists of a total of thirty-nine rooms. In addition to being the house where Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk stayed, our Çanakkale hero Koca Seyit also came to this house to meet with Atatürk. The mansion currently serves as a museum. You can take a pleasant journey into the past by visiting this historical place.

İnönü Caves

The next route on our list of places to visit in Havran is İnönü Caves, located approximately 5 kilometers from the town.

Havran district is a touristic spot that attracts attention with its natural beauty areas as well as its historical places. The reason why İnönü Caves are called İnönü is because the area where the caves are located is located within the İnönü District. It is possible to see important historical artifacts in these caves, which are one of the places frequently visited by local and foreign tourists.

Havran Lake

Havran Lake, also known as Havran Dam, is located on Havran Stream, which also has the same name as the district. In this region, which is one of the frequent destinations of those who want to spend peaceful hours away from the public eye, you can have a picnic with your loved ones, go on a nature walk and have a pleasant time overlooking the lake view. There are also places here where you can capture excellent landscape shots.

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Koca Seyit Village

The Battle of Gallipoli is undoubtedly a very important historical event for all of us. One of the important names that stood out in this war was Corporal Koca Seyit, who stood out with the cannonballs he carried.

As its name suggests, Koca Seyit Village is known as the village of Corporal Koca Seyit. When you come to this village, many events that left their mark on history may come to your mind. The grave and monument of Koca Seyit Corporal, who made great contributions to the Gallipoli War, are located in this region. There is also a museum depicting the war. When you come here, after visiting the tomb, you can go to the museum and watch the war with tears in your eyes.

Havran Castle

We recommend that you add Havran Castle, which represents the district of Havran and has become the symbol of the region, to your travel list.

This castle, which stands out with its historical atmosphere and appearance, was used as a defense castle in the past. When you visit this historical castle, which reflects the Roman and Byzantine times, you will have a wonderful view of the district from the high hills.

Havran Çarşı Mosque

Since this mosque is located in the town center, you can easily reach it.

The mosque, located in the Havran Bazaar in the center, stands out with its architectural features. If you like visiting historical mosques, we recommend that you add this mosque to your list of places to visit in Havran. You can also wander around the bazaar after visiting the mosque and visit the shops selling local delicacies and buy foods specific to the region.

Photo: Havran Municipality

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