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It's found 120 kilometres away from Istanbul and its busy streets.
Comb the shore for shells to add to your collection or try to spot critters like seabirds and crabs at Buyukcekmece Beach and Armutla Creek Beach. You'll find these attractive pieces of coastline 95 kilometres and 90 kilometres away, respectively.
Ocaklar is in the vicinity of some must-see natural attractions. Kuscenneti National Park is located 30 kilometres away and is certainly worth the trip.
If you're considering travelling further afield, journey 7 kilometres northeast to Erdek. This is where you'll find Zeytim Island and Erdek Waterfront Park. We also recommend stopping by Marmara, 25 kilometres to the northwest, for the Open Air Marble Museum and Mavikoy Marina.
Tourists and locals alike often head over to Tekirdag. This destination is 65 kilometres to the north and quite close to Rakoczi Museum, the Tekirdag Museum and Su Dunyasi Dalis Egitim Merkezi. If you're staying a little while, remember to swing by Hüseyin Pehlivan and the Rüstem Paşa Külliyesi.
Transform your travels through this part of the world into an unforgettable experience with some mountain climbing or hiking. They're very popular pastimes here.
Shore fishing is an excellent way to slow down after a few hectic days of sightseeing. If you feel like more time outdoors, how about going picnicking too?
When the mercury drops, the fun starts. Put on your winter clothes and try your hand at skiing or cross-country skiing.
If you're a history geek, you'll be pleased to find out that there are a number of old towns and fortresses nearby. Journey back in time and discover the region's rich and varied past.
If you've ever pondered what life is all about, think about visiting Ocaklar's mosques. While we can't guarantee you'll come to any conclusions, you're sure to at least find a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere.
Tempt your taste buds and fill your Instagram with appetising pics by sampling some of the region's best food and drink offerings. Just be sure to hashtag 'yum'!
This area has its own cuisine centred on local ingredients. You'll discover wheat and grapes are two essential elements in many of the dishes.
No food-loving traveller would leave Ocaklar without eating a handful of the classic meals, such as iskender kebap (lamb with yogurt on pita bread) and boyoz (pastry).
You can never have too much dessert on holiday, so why not tuck into some baklava (pastry with chopped nuts)? It's worth every magnificent calorie!
It can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to superb beers, but one brew worth tossing back is Efes Light. Grab one and bottoms up!
Raise a glass of a regional wine such as chardonnay or riesling. Wine connoisseur or not, there's nothing else like a decent drop.
Like all good things in life, your time here must eventually come to an end. When it's finally time to depart, say one last "Sonra görüşürüz" and spend your remaining holiday allowance on some postcards to take home.
Ataturk International Airport (IST), the closest airport, is 110 kilometres to the northeast from the middle of Ocaklar. Map a route, pack up your bag and set your alarm clock — and don't hit the snooze button too many times!
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