Balikesir - Kazdagi National Park


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

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.

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