Iznik, capital of ancient Nicaea) lies 85 km northeast of Bursa, at the eastern tip of Lake Iznik. The town had a great importance for Christians because of the Ecumenic Councils This town is famous for its unique tiles and has been the center of tile production in the 16th century. Iznik tiles were the basic decorative element of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture.
Manyas Birds’ paradise: Manyas National Park near Bandirma which is the "Bird Paradise", sheltering 239 species of birds. It is a restful and lovely place for bird watchers, just as the whole city is for nature-lovers.
The first Ottoman capital, Bursa, is home to some of Turkey’s most impressive early Ottoman monuments, including the Green Mosque and Tombs and the Koza Han, built in 1491, as part of the covered bazaar which was at the centre of Turkey’s silk trade. Today, it is still a great place to stock up on towels and other cotton goods. It is also a major thermal centre, with its impressive Turkish Baths benefiting from the natural warm spring waters.
Uludag and Environs
Bursa is in an impressive setting at the foot of the Uludag mountain, which is one of Turkey’s premier ski resorts. Uludag is the largest and most celebrated winter-sports and skiing center in Turkey. It is 36 kilometers from Bursa and easily accessible by car or cable-car (Teleferik in Turkish). The area is also a national park and is worth a visit at any time of the year. The accommodation is high quality offering the opportunity to enjoy the mountain, with a variety of entertainment and sports activities.