Duzce is located in the north-west of Turkey and it is home to Ilgaz national park surrounded by winter sports resorts. You must obtain an e Visa to Turkey before travelling. Please visit our website to receive information about e Visa to Turkey.

Duzce Province

Düzce’s history does not lag behind the 14th century. However, Konuralp Town, 8 km north of Düzce, dates back to the 3rd century BC. Konuralp has a rich history as far as it can be seen from the existing archaeological works. Konuralp was one of the most important cities of the BITHYNIA State, which occupied an area under the borders of Bilecik, Bolu, Kocaeli and Sakarya until 74 BC and named “Prusias Pros Hypios” (Prince of the Melan) beautiful springs, wonderful natural beauty Samandere and Güzeldere Waterfalls, Efteni Bird Sanctuary, hot springs, springs and streams, and the only Antique City of the West Black Sea Region surviving is worth seeing with the Prusias – Konuralp Museum.

History

Düzce dates back to 1390 BC. During this time the region has been subjected to the invasion of many peoples and states. For this reason, the environment carries the traces of pre- and post-Phrygian, Lydian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations. The transition to the Ottoman domination of Yarenin took place in 1323 by Konuralp Bey, commander of Orhan Gazi.

Düzce 1, which was living on August 17, 1999 and November 12, 1999 earthquake, was included in the old district and was granted the provincial status by decision of the Council of Ministers dated 09 December 1999.

Geography

It is located in the western Black Sea Basin. Bolu in the east of Düzce, Sakarya in the west and Zonguldak in the north are the neighbors. The height of the sea varies between 120-180 meters. The major rivers are the Great Melen Stream, Küçük Melen Stream, Asar Suyu, Uğur Suyu and Aksu Stream. There is a very rich and green image everywhere. Ovada has rich forest areas with poplar, oak, fir, alder and pine trees in poplar, hazelnut and various fruit trees. In addition, the hazelnut gardens that have been opened over time constitute a large place in places where there are steep slopes. Although the summers are warm in winter and cold in winter, the climate is the transition between the Western Black Sea climate and the Central Anatolian climate.

The districts of plainness; Akçakoca, Cumayeri, Çilimli, Gökyaka, Gümüşova, Kaynaşlı and Yığılca’dır.
Gölyaka: Gölyaka is located at the westernmost point of the Düzce province within the western borders of the Western Black Sea Region. Gölyaka water resources show itself as a center of attraction with forests and springs.

Cumayeri: The county of Cumayeri, located on the north-west of Düzce, is connected to Düzce in December 1999 with its province.

Çilimli: It is located in the western Blacksea Region of Çilimli. There are Düzce province in the east and south, Cumayeri county in the west and Akçakoca county in the west. It is an ideal location as a settlement area because it is not encountered in Çithimli and its vicinity in the winter season.

Gümüşova: District 18 km to Düzce province. It is at the end of the Düzce Plain in the distance. During the periods when hunting is free, fish hunting is being carried out in the Melen River, which is a province. The district has unique plant texture like black hazelnut, tea, beech and walnut.

Kaynaşlı: Kaynaşlı was built on the Istanbul-Ankara road, on the Bosphorus, where the Bolu Mountain merged with Düzce Plain. Kaynaşlı was one of the places in Düzce earthquake that took place on 12 November 1999. 313 people lost their lives and 544 people were wounded in the province where long fault breaks and cracks occurred. North Anatolian Fault breaks in Kaynaşlı in November 12 earthquake. For this reason, Kaynaşlı located at the end of the fault is the settlement area which is most affected by the November 12 earthquake. More than 90% of the buildings in the city have been damaged.

Stacked: Duzce province and Akçakoca county from the west, Kaynaşlı county and Bolu province from the south, Alaplı county of Zonguldak county from the north, and Mengen county of Bolu province in the east.

Places to Visit

Güzeldere Waterfall: Güzeldere Waterfall is located at Düzce 28 and Gölyaka 16 km within the boundaries of the Gölyaka district of Düzce. Güzeldere Waterfall 135 m. and it has a privileged position in the region from the aesthetic point of view.

Beaches
Melenağzı Village and Beach:Fishery is very important in this Melenağzı Village which is 13 km west of Akçakoca. The Melen Stream, which flows through the village and flows into the Black Sea, is a natural harbor view of the fishing boats. It is possible to tour the boats along the river. Along the coast are extensive beaches, hors d’oeuvres, gas stations and camping areas.

Karaburun Village and Beach: It is 10 km to the town of Akçakoca. Karaburun Beach, where the green and the blue pass, is the most important resting place for the summer months with its natural beach, charming houses and pensions, countryside, restaurants and bazaars.

Edilli Azzi Beach: This is an ideal place for those who are looking for a quiet place, especially in the wide and natural beaches of this area.

Çayağzı Kumpınar and Akkaya Village:On the Black Sea Eregli road, wide natural beaches that start 7 km east of Akçakoca center are very popular and fishing can be done on the rivers flowing between the forests. Forest picnics and hiking areas are also suitable for bird hunting.

What to eat?

Local dishes in Düzce include Albanian Börek, Şil Börek, Göbete ve Mantısı, Folding, Yellow Burma and Water Bunch, Bosniak Böreği and Fresh Food, Pancake, Höşmerim and Chicken Broth, Lepsi, Mamursa and Halujları, Kara Restaurant and Corn Bread.

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