The Marmara region consists of the part of Turkey in Europe, called Eastern Thrace, and the coastal areas of Anatolia on the opposite side of the Sea of Marmara and the straits. Even though Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey, it is a leader in business, tourism, education, education and industry. Anything and everything happen in Istanbul. Although most tourists visit the Sultanahmet district, which is home to UNESCO World Heritage buildings such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. Canakkale Province, on the western side of the Marmara Region, has two major claims to fame that attract people from all over the world. This is where the Battle of Gallipoli took place, which changed Turkish history forever. The second claim to fame is being home to the ancient city of Troy. Mentioned in Homer's Iliad, many believed it was a mythical city until archaeologists discovered it in the 19th century. They have been around for 4000 years since around 3000 BC. Inhabited and discovered many different layers and treasures, which made them inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bursa Province is Turkey's youngest golden child, and not just for tourism. Bursa is an all-rounder that offers a variety of landscapes and lifestyles, from the historic city centre to Uludag, the ski resort to rural villages and finally beach destinations. Located in the far east of the Marmara Region, the climate in Bolu is different from other areas. It adopts a typical Black Sea weather pattern. The Yedigoller National Park promotes everything natural. Its name means seven lakes and they are located near several streams and waterfalls. Don't forget to visit the hot springs. Yalova is another place of natural beauty that is becoming increasingly popular as more Turks and foreigners seek to explore life outside Turkey's leading metropolis.
The establishment of a new museum in an old warehouse with the permanent exhibition on the history of the resettlement of Turks and Greeks from 1922-24 prompted us to visit the city of Çatalca in Thrace, about 50 minutes by car from Istanbul on the European side.