Yalova may have the smallest surface area among all 81 provinces of Turkey, but don’t be mistaken by its size. This nearby neighbor of Istanbul has plenty to offer, whether you want to spend a few days discovering its natural beauties or buy real estate to invest in Yalova. Strategically located between Istanbul and Bursa, it is accessible by high-speed ferry and regular ferry from Istanbul. It also lies on the main road connecting Istanbul to Anatolia. It has cold winters and hot, humid summers, a very long coastline and a mountainous terrain, save for its eastern shore.
During modern Turkey, Yalova had long been a district of Istanbul before becoming a province in 1995. Today, it is divided into 6 main districts: Yalova Central, Altınova, Armutlu, Çınarcık, Çiftlikköy and Termal. Termal and Armutlu have famous thermal baths that pull in many locals and foreigners, who seek wellness and health. Especially Termal has been a center for health tourism all throughout history.
Real estate market in Yalova is rising for last years. Especially land investment is popular parallel to villas and apartments to buy in Yalova.