– Turkish city of Yelwa is located on the Sea of Marmara on the opposite side of the city of Istanbul, which is about 45 minutes by sea from the European part of Istanbul.
The city can be reached from Istanbul by land via the Osman Ghazi Bridge (opened in 2016, the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world).
Yelwa is located in a privileged location, linking the states of Istanbul, Bursa, Sakarya and Kogali.
It is about 45 minutes away from Bursa and about 60 minutes from Sabanja. The distance between Sabiha Airport and Yelwa can be reached within 45 minutes.
Tourist places :
Yalwa has many scenic spots, attracting many Arab and Turkish tourists alike.
The most popular places to visit:
– Waterfalls: where you can visit the waterfalls and stroll through the forest, waterfalls are 20 minutes away from the city center.
-Termal region: which is characterized by the presence of water and sulfur eyes, which are intended for tourists from all over the world for treatment and relaxation.
– Sodoshan Falls: Located in the Tirmal area.
– Sahel: It is located directly on the sea, where you can take a walk and enjoy the leisure services along the coast.
– Shenargik beach: one of the best beaches on the Sea of Marmara, where there are private beaches suitable for swimming and water activities and also features a private beach for women.
Yelwa has many services, with many shopping centers available.
Kipa, Star, Ozdilek
Yelwa also has a transport network linking its various destinations, with Dolmash as the main transportation route.
The city has many private hospitals and a large 250-bed government hospital as well as another 400-bed hospital under construction.
The city has many public schools, private schools and international schools.
The city also has many international hotels .. Ramada, Hilton … etc
The city also has many amusement parks and recreational games for both young and old, as well as green forests scattered throughout the state.
Until 1995, the city was part of the Kogali state until it broke up and became an independent state.
The city has Ylawa University, which was founded in 2007 and is expected to be the second largest
A nationwide university in 2022.
Yelwa has the longest coastline on the Marmara Sea, with a length of 105 km.
Yelwa has the fourth largest shipyard in the world.
Green spaces account for 82% of the state.
The population of the state is 250,000 according to the 2017 census.