Where to Visit


Edremit Museum

Remains from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman Periods were found during the excavations in Edremit and they are now on display in the Museum. Three thousand years old Bronze vase, Mosaic Stone found at the Temple of Diana, inscribed stones and ethnographic works are worth seeing.

Ancıent Cıtıes

Antandros (Edremit-Altınoluk) Ancient City:

The city was founded at the foothills of Mt. Ida in Mysia. It was built by Pelajgoi. After 6th BC century, the city experienced the rule of Persians, Hellens and Romans. In Byzantine period, it was an patriarchy center. There is a castle, graveyard and the embossment of Artemis.


Kurşunlu Mosque

It was built by the Seljuk commander, Yusuf Sinan who conquered Edremit, in 1231. Next the to mosque, there is a tomb of Yusuf Sinan.

Thermal Sprıngs

Güre Thermal Spring: It still reflects the features of the first age Roman public baths. Its water is said to be curative for rheumatism, gynaecological disorders, calcification, goitre, kidney stone, liver diseases and skin disorders such as psorias

Derman Thermal Spring:Located in 3,5 km from Edremit, the spring has a room capacity of 21 with bathtubs. The spring water is said to be efficacious against gynaecological disorders and rheumatism. Drinking the spring water is also said to be curative for kidney stones.

Natıonal & Natural Parks

Kaz Mountains National Park

Natıonal Parks

Balikesir - Kazdagi (Ida) National Park

Location: The park is in the district of Edremit, in Balikesir province.

Transportation: The park can be reached via the 230 highway from Balikesir (92km), and the 24 highway from Bursa.

Highlights: Kaz Dagi, originally called Ida in ancient times, separates the Aegean and Marmara regions and is the highest in the Biga peninsula at 1774m.

Places to visit include the valleys with their rich variety of flora and fauna; the mythological Ida Mountain which was said to be the venue of the first beauty contest; and the area of Sarikiz, in which the Sarikiz myth took place.

Facilities: In specially designated areas, is it possible to stay in tents or caravans.