Tekirdag Province boasts sandy beaches, engaging museums and one of Turkey's most captivating coastal cities. Venture inland to find rolling hills, olive groves and lush vineyards. Wine aficionados will love sipping their way through local taverns and tasting rooms.
Things to do in Tekirdag Province
The city of Tekirdag is perched on the sparkling Sea of Marmara, centred around the bustling waterfront district where you'll find 18th-century houses, breezy parks and open-air tea stalls. Dine at atmospheric restaurants, such as the Umurbey Winehouse, known for its cheese, tapas and wine.
The Rakoczi Museum is dedicated to Prince Ferenc II Rakoczi, who led the 18th-century Hungarian uprising. Today the timber mansion houses a museum showcasing weapons, letters and original portraits.
Escape to Sarkoy, a laid-back town set on the Sea of Marmara where you’ll find an alluring beach. Its winding cobblestone lanes are lined with cafes, restaurants and wine bars. Explore the picturesque village of Ucmakdere nearby, perched high on the clifftops and backed by scenic wine-growing countryside.
Stretch your legs in Cilingoz Nature Park, where walking trails wind through lush forests and wetlands. If you're feeling adventurous, why not spend a night camping under the stars? The park also backs onto the Black Sea and features a string of sandy beaches.
Getting around Tekirdag Province
Tekirdag Province is well-connected by a network of local buses. Popular routes include Istanbul in 2.5 hours and Canakkale in three hours. In Tekirdag you'll find local "dolmus" minibuses and taxis.