Places to Visit in Kaz Mountains

Dec. 18, 2023
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There are many regions in our country that stand out with their natural beauty. Kaz Mountains are also among these regions. Located on the Çanakkale – Balıkesir border, this region can be visited in all four seasons. Kaz Mountains, which is among the spots preferred by local and foreign tourists for holiday purposes, is also very rich in terms of places to visit. In the region, which has a peaceful atmosphere by nature, you can get away from the chaos of the city and rest both your body and soul. We recommend that you spare at least two or three days to visit all the touristic places in the region. We would also like to remind you that there are many enjoyable activity options you can do when you come to the region.

For visitors planning to come to Kaz Mountains, it is very important to learn transportation information in advance. There are multiple transportation alternatives to reach Kaz Mountains. One of these is road travel, that is, private vehicles or intercity buses, and the other is air travel, that is, plane travel. Millions of visitors come to the region every year from cities such as Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara. Visitors who plan to come with their personal car can easily reach there by using the navigation application. Since the travel time may vary depending on the starting point, we cannot give exact information. Visitors who do not want to come with their personal car can use intercity buses.

At this point, we would like to point out that your intercity bus journey will be connecting. In other words, you can reach the Kaz Mountains by using more than one vehicle. To do this, you must first research the bus companies going to Akçay from your region. After choosing a bus company and purchasing a bus ticket, you can have a pleasant journey towards Akçay. After arriving at Akçay Bus Terminal, you can take the minibuses heading to Zeytinli and then take a taxi to the region. For visitors who want to choose transportation by air, the most suitable airport is Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport.

You can choose among the airline companies that organize flights to this airport from your region and come to the airport by purchasing a flight ticket at an affordable price. After landing at the airport, you will be presented with two different alternatives to go to the Kaz Mountains. One of these is taxi services and the other is transfer vehicles. Which one you choose is entirely up to you. There are many places to visit in Kaz Mountains. In this article, we have listed the most popular places in the region. Among the prominent places of the region that you should definitely see closely are Kaz Mountains National Park, Şahinderesi Canyon, Zeus Altar, Hasanboğuldu and Sütuven Waterfalls, Tahtakuşlar Ethnography Museum, Sarıkız Tomb, Olive Oil Museum and Darıdere Nature Park. Without further ado, let's start examining these popular places one by one;

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Kaz Mountains National Park

When it comes to places to visit in the Kaz Mountains, the first place that comes to mind is undoubtedly the Kaz Mountains National Park. In this respect, the first tour stop you should visit should be this national one.

Kaz Mountains are one of the most important regions where you can breathe in plenty of oxygen. You can feel like you are in heaven the moment you enter the National Park. It is possible to come across many types of plants in this park, which is a region where you can see every shade of green.

Şahinderesi Canyon

Your next stop during your Kaz Mountains trip is Şahinderesi Canyon, which fascinates its guests with its magnificent view.

This canyon stands out with its untouched nature. You can come across many different plant species and different kinds of animals in the area where the canyon is located. You can also go for a nature walk in the area, or if you visit in the summer, you can swim in the ice-cold stream and spend peaceful hours. There are also many areas in the region where you can picnic and camp.

Altar of Zeus

Zeus Altar is an area located on Dede Hill, approximately 700 meters away from Adatepe Village, and fascinates its visitors with its magnificent view.

When you come to this region, you can watch the wonderful view of Edremit, take lots of landscape photos and have pleasant hours. We recommend that you add this area, which was formed as a result of the processing of rock mass, to your list of places to visit in Kaz Mountains.

Hasanboğuldu and Sütuven Waterfall

The next route on our Kaz Mountains travel list is Hasanboğuldu and Sütuven Waterfalls, located at the foot of these mountains at an altitude of approximately 798 meters above sea level.

The best time to visit this region is the summer months. Because during the summer months, you can have the opportunity to enter the ice-cold water of the waterfall and have a pleasant swimming experience. However, you can also come outside the summer months. You can also have a picnic activity with your loved ones against the magnificent waterfall view in the region. you will know.

Tahtakuşlar Ethnography Museum

The next stop on our Kaz Mountains travel list is Tahtakuşlar Ethnography Museum, which is the first art museum.

When you visit the museum, you can see items reflecting the Shamanism culture that came to Turkey from the Central Asian Region. In addition to these items, you also have the opportunity to closely examine items such as clothes belonging to Turkish tribes and carpets used in homes.

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Sarıkız Tomb

One of the areas that should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Kaz Mountains is Sarıkız Tomb. This tomb is located on Sarıkız Hill, which is considered the peak of the Kaz Mountains and has the same name as the tomb.

This tomb, which has become the center of attention for both local and foreign tourists, also has an interesting story. If you happen to be here, we recommend that you listen to those who know the story of the tomb. In addition, since the region hosts a magnificent Edremit Bay, it is very suitable for those who like to take photographs.

Olive Oil Museum

When you come to Kaz Mountains, we recommend you to visit the Olive Oil Museum located in Küçükkuyu town of Ayvacık district of Çanakkale city.

When you visit this museum, which is of great importance in terms of cultural tourism, you can closely see olive harvesting tools, olive oil presses from ancient times, and the olive oil soap making technique exhibited with explanations. This museum, which has hosted many tourists since 2001, is open to visitors every day of the week.

Darıdere Nature Park

Last on our list of places to visit in Kaz Mountains is Darıdere Nature Park. This nature park, located in the Edremit district of Balıkesir, close to the Kaz Mountains, is an ideal place for nature lovers.

The surroundings of the nature park are completely covered with lush green areas. In this park, which is one of the places where you can spend time in touch with nature, you can barbecue in certain sections and have a wonderful picnic with your family. There are also places where you can camp if you want to stay. As we end our article, we wish you, travel lovers, to have a pleasant holiday.

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