Main Attractions in Sakarya

A "must see" is the Sakarya Museum, which is located across the station. Major Baha Bey in constructed the Museum building. The ground floor has a service office and boiler room. The 1st floor has the Directors' room and exhibition hall, where you can find the archeological works of the Roman and Byzantine periods. Ethnographic works, which include leather goods used by Ataturk, guns, copper goods and ornaments, belonging to the Ottoman and Republic periods are on exhibition for foreign tourists. The 2nd floor has a conference hall. The garden also shows the architectural monuments of Sakarya from Roman and Byzantine periods.

Sakarya has fairy-tale castles; the Harmantepe Castle located on a little hill covers an area of one hectare and is situated at Adapazari Harmantepe Village. Adliye Castle, believed to have acted as a border protection castle, is on the south of Adliye Village of Adapazari.

The Orhan Mosque and Yunus Pasha Mosque built by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century are exquisite sights to feast your eyes on. The Elvan Bay Charitable building dates back to the year 1450 and houses a library in its three-domed magnificence.

The Justinianus Bridge is a 429m long, eight-arched bridge. Constructed on river Sakarya in 553 AD by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, it is very inviting to tourists. This construction work takes you back to the Byzantine days. Just imagine its workmanship and craftsmanship, which keeps it strong, till this date. The Ali Fuat Pasha Bridge, connecting Geyve county center to Ali Fuat Pasha town, is also known as Sakarya Bridge and was built in 1495 by Sultan second Bayazit.

Sakarya is full of lakes, beaches, forests, valleys, canyons, hot springs and mineral water springs. This amazing place is gifted with Lake Sapanca, which especially meets your demand for a perfect weekend. It's an adventure sport paradise with water sports like surfing, sailing, rowing events happening here.

Arifiye forest is beside this sweet water lake, which acts as a camping and picnic spot. Bird watchers can have a great time, with species such as Sukusu, Macar ördegi, Elmabas patka and Sakarmeke seen here. With their beautiful surrounding landscapes, Büyük Akgöl, Küçük Akgöl and Poyrazlar Lake are the other ones competing for attention.

Sakarya enjoys the beach of Black Sea, a 60 km long stretch of sandy beach at Karasu and Kocaali, which is ideal for you to soak throughout the day. There are excellent resorts to put up.

The Kuzuluk Thermal Spring is a special attraction for visitors globally because of the natural remedies and curative properties. The other spots for curative tourism are Akyazi Çökek thermal spring, Geyve Acisu, Geyve Ilica Village mineral water and Tarakli clay public bath.
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