Balikesir - Gürgen Dagi Nature Reserve

Location: The park is between Zeytinli and Ortaoba, 124km from Balikesir and 35km from Edremit.

Transportation: Edremit is a good transport hub and is well connected to the rest of the country. The nearest airport is at Balikesir.

Highlights: The area is especially noted for the rare and endangered Ida Mountain fir tree, and the rich wildlife in the unique forest ecosystem. In addition to the fir, the 240 hectares also has larch and eastern beech trees, and the animals living here include deer, roe deer, pigs, bears, wolves and jackals.
The Eastern Black Sea. The area has the status of nature reserve in order to protect these features.