Mount Ida or Kazdağları, is one of the rare natural beauties of Anatolian geography. This place is a geography where we enjoy very much and we find peace. It is one of the few places whose value is not understood in Turkey. It should be gone, seen, and its villages should be visited.
Kazdağı National Park whose big part is located between Edremit Guf in the south, Zeytinli Brook in the east, Karamenderes Brook in the north and Mıhlı Brook in the west and where covers an area of 21,452 hectares, has been protected as a national park since 1994 due to its geological location and its interesting plant cover, climate and soil structure. Mount Ida continuously produces oxygen at high rates.
Where is Mount Ida?
In general, most people are confused about where is the Mount Ida. Located within the borders of Çanakkale and Balıkesir provinces and forming the borders of the Aegean and Marmara Regions, Mount Ida is located on the north-western side of the Anatolian peninsula. This is the highest mountain of Biga peninsula at the same time. The most important centers of Mount Ida are Küçükkuyu and Altınoluk where has the second cleanest oxygen ratio in the world after the Alps.
How to Get to Mount Ida?
Mount Ida spreads over a very wide area. It is neighboring to tourist areas such as Troas, Assos, Akçay, Burhaniye, Ören, Gömeç and Ayvalık which have historical and cultural riches, in north Aegean coasts.
There are Turkish Airlines, AnadoluJet, Borajet and Pegasus Airlines's direct flights taking 55 minutes each day of week, from Istanbul Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen Airports. It is reached to Mount Ida where is 48 km from Edremit Airport, with a journey of about 1 hour or less by renting car or private transfering.
The Ida Mountains, 507 km from Istanbul, can be reached by ferry by following Bandirma, Mudanya or Yalova by a two-hour trip by. Another alternative is to go from Çanakkale by following Tekirdag, Eceabat, Çanakkale, Ezine, Ayvacik, Küçükkuyu and Edremit routes.