KIRKLARELI (Northwest of Turkey) is a typical farmer region where people grow mainly sun flowers. Also the area is famous for cheese and other daily products like yogurt. North of the region, the famous Istranca Mountains begin and the highly forested area and when you pass the forest you will be on the coast of Black Sea where beatiful beaches of Igneada lies. The Istranca Mountain has interesting lanscape and different kind of trees, always green and some ore deposits of copper, gold and others. Igneda region has Longos Forests which have almost vanished in Europe because of industry and 5 different eco-sytems at the same time. In this region there are numerous bird, animal and fish species. It is one of the un-exploited regions in the world having a beautiful beach side with golden sand of over 10 kms. It has beautiful air, water, sea and natural sports facilites. One can also find very special honey in this region. IT IS WORTH EXPLORING
Thanks to Mr. Orhan UYANIK, a very reputable and respectable local person for telling us the story about Igneada (which is much longer than 10 mins and we've had to summarize it). Mr. UYANIK's book about Igneada is supposed to come out by Aug 2006 and he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (0288) 692 20 12)
Thanks to Mr. Ibrahim AKKUS for showing us the beautiful view from the roof of his hotel and telling us so much about the town.and also Ali Bey (a local from Igneada) for taking us to places.
AKKUS HOTEL : (0288) 692 23 81
Ibrahim AKKUS : 0533 558 18 26