Kirklareli is a province on the border with
Bulgaria, on the west side of the Yildiz (Istranca) Mountains. Its written
history goes back to Bronze Age and the province has witnessed many invasions
throughout this long past. Kirklareli is a province of natural beauty, adorned
with forests and plateaus. Derekoy, Kofcaz, Demirkoy and Vize are the most
densely forested areas of the province. The land is suitable for hunting and
fishing, in its forests and rivers. The Istranca Mountains offer opportunities
also for camping and picnicking in a sea of forest.
The sightseeing spots in Kirklareli are numerous.
It is architecturally rich, especially with fine monuments from Ottoman times.
Cedit Ali Pasa Mosque, Hizirbey Mosque, Kadi Mosque, Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque
and Beyazit Mosque, are several, in which you can observe different features of
Turkish architecture. There is also a Turkish bath in the city, from 1683.
For those who would like to make use of sandy
beaches and clear waters, Igneada, Kiyikoy and Kastros are good, and have
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