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Kocaeli Province

3.6
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Popular things to do in Kocaeli Province

Seka Park ©
Park
Seka Park Izmit
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Izmit Saat Kulesi ©
Historic Site
Izmit Saat Kulesi Izmit
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Faruk Yalcin Zoo ©
Zoo
Faruk Yalcin Zoo Darica
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
Ormanya ©
Zoo
Ormanya Kartepe
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Kocaeli Province is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University. Take a look at our Turkey itinerary planner to refine the details of your trip to Kocaeli Province.

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Kartepe Ski Center
Ski Area
Kartepe Ski Center Kartepe
1.1
Duration: 2 hours
Outlet Center Izmit ©
Shopping Mall
Outlet Center Izmit Izmit
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Gayret Gemi Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Gayret Gemi Museum Izmit
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kerpe Kayaliklari ©
Water Body
Kerpe Kayaliklari Kerpe
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Kocaeli Province

Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki
National Park
Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki Basiskele
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Ballikayalar Kanyonu
Canyon
Ballikayalar Kanyonu Gebze
2.7
Duration: 2 hours
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki ©
National Park
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki Basiskele
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki ©
National Park
Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki Kartepe
4.0
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Kocaeli Province

Gebze Center AVM ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gebze Center AVM Izmit
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Arasta Park Alisveris Merkezi
Shopping Mall
Arasta Park Alisveris Merkezi Izmit
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
NCITY Alisveris Merkezi
Shopping Mall
NCITY Alisveris Merkezi Izmit
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
Ozdilek Kocaeli AVM ©
Shopping Mall
Ozdilek Kocaeli AVM Izmit
3.9
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Kocaeli Province

Hizir Reis Denizalti Muzesi ©
Specialty Museum
Hizir Reis Denizalti Muzesi Izmit
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Coban Mustafa Pasa Camii ©
Architectural Building
Coban Mustafa Pasa Camii Gebze
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
SEKA Kagit Muzesi ©
History Museum
SEKA Kagit Muzesi Izmit
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi ©
History Museum
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi Izmit
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Zoos & Aquariums in Kocaeli Province

Doga Ciftlik ©
Zoo
Doga Ciftlik Gebze
2.0
Duration: 2 hours
Bogazici Hayvanat Bahcesi
Zoo
Bogazici Hayvanat Bahcesi Izmit
2.4
Duration: 2 hours
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