REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Kocaeli - Balikayalar Natural Park

NATURE PARKS

Location:
The Ballikayalar Natural Park is near the village of Tavsanli, in the Gebze district of Kocaeli.

Highlights: The Ballikayalar Valley is a narrow and deep pass, between 40m and 1.5 km, and there are many small waterfalls, lakes and deep cracks in the hill slopes. The bird population consists of sparrow hawk, white crow, Egyptian vulture, dove, hoopoe, skylark, and nightingale, and animals inhabiting the area include jackal, fox, pig, and mole.