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Izmit

3.7
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Popular things to do in Izmit

Seka Park ©
Park
Seka Park
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Izmit Saat Kulesi ©
Historic Site
Izmit Saat Kulesi
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Gayret Gemi Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Gayret Gemi Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi ©
Science Museum
Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. It is located at the Gulf of İzmit in the Sea of Marmara, about 100km east of Istanbul, on the northwestern part of Anatolia. The city center has a population of 300,611 (2011 census). The population of the province (including rural areas) is 1,459,772. (Unlike other provinces in Turkey, apart from Istanbul, the whole province is included within the municipality of the metropolitan center.)Nicomedia was the eastern and most senior capital city of the Roman Empire between 286 and 324, during the Tetrarchy introduced by Diocletian. Following Constantine the Great's victory over co-emperor Licinius at the Battle of Chrysopolis in 324, Nicomedia served as an interim capital city for Nova Roma.Nameİzmit is a corruption of the Ancient Greek name of the city, Nicomedia (Νικομήδεια). Names used in English prior to official Turkish Latinization include Ismid, Iskimid, and Isnikmid.GeographyThe geographical location of İzmit is between 40°-41° N and 29°-31° E, surrounded by the Gulf of İzmit at south, Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara at west, the Black Sea at north, and Sakarya at east. Take a look at our Turkey trip itinerary planning tool to refine the details of your trip to Izmit.

Side trips from Izmit

Sapanca Lake ©
Water Body
Sapanca Lake Sapanca
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Ulu Cami
Architectural Building
Ulu Cami Bursa
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Koza Hani ©
Flea Market
Koza Hani Bursa
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Cumalikizik ©
World heritage site
Cumalikizik Bursa
3.2
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Izmit

Yeni Cuma Camii ©
Religious Site
Yeni Cuma Camii
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hizir Reis Denizalti Muzesi ©
Specialty Museum
Hizir Reis Denizalti Muzesi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Pembe Kayalar ©
Wildlife Area
Pembe Kayalar
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
SEKA Kagit Muzesi ©
History Museum
SEKA Kagit Muzesi
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Izmit

Gebze Center AVM ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gebze Center AVM
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Ozdilek Kocaeli AVM ©
Shopping Mall
Ozdilek Kocaeli AVM
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Arasta Park Alisveris Merkezi
Shopping Mall
Arasta Park Alisveris Merkezi
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Dolphin Center ©
Shopping Mall
Dolphin Center
2.2
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Izmit

Outlet Center Izmit ©
Shopping Mall
Outlet Center Izmit
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Park Lunasan Eglence Parki ©
Theme Park
Park Lunasan Eglence Parki
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bogazici Hayvanat Bahcesi
Zoo
Bogazici Hayvanat Bahcesi
2.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Izmit

Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi ©
History Museum
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Museum of Archaeology & Ethnography
History Museum
Museum of Archaeology & Ethnography
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Kasr-i Humayun - Saray Muze ©
Specialty Museum
Kasr-i Humayun - Saray Muze
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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