Bilecik, lying in the green fertile lands of the river valley, is the eastern neighbor of Bursa in the Marmara region. Its historical background goes back to 1950 BC, with many Anatolian civilizations in this Bithynian region such as Hittites, Phrygians, Lycians, Persians and Macedonians living here. Its earliest names are known as Agrilion and Agrillum. During the Byzantine Empire, the city was called Belokeme.

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The province has an area of 4.307 square kilometers with over 210,000 people. Bilecik is worth visiting with its mausoleum of Seyh (Sheik) Edebali, who was an important influential person in the foundation of the Ottoman Empire. Nearby is the mausoleum of Orhan Gazi. Every September a festival is held in his memory. Bilecik played also an important role during the War of Independence led by Atatürk.

Other areas to visit in Marmara Region

30 kilometers from Bilecik is the little town Sogut which got its name from the numerous willows that surround the town. Sogut Is the place where the Ottoman Empire was founded and here are the life-size busts of famous figures of Turkish history. If you would like to see the whole of the history of Turkey before your eyes, then you should visit the Ethnographical Museum. There are many historical tombs and mosques in the province. Onyx handicrafts are recommended as a souvenir from Bilecik of which are of great value.



Some of the sites of interest in the province are: Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi mosques, Seyh Edebali and Mal Hatun mausoleums, Köprülü Mehmet Pasha mosque, Köprülü Caravanserai, Kaplikaya tombs, Rüstem Pasha mosque, and Gülalan Pavilion.

Nearest Airport (European Side)

Airport Name: Istanbul Airport
Address: Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Code: IST
Phone: +90 212 444 14 42
Serves: Istanbul

Nearest Airport (Asian Side)

Airport Name: Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
Address: Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
Code: SAW
Phone: +90 216 588 88 88
Serves: Istanbul

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