Yalova is a coastal city, separated from Istanbul by the Marmara Sea, yet connected by Gazi Osman Pasha Bridge (only 60 minutes to the center of European Istanbul). Yalova also connects Istanbul with Izmir, and Bursa, via land and sea. Its strategic location allows for a vibrant activity by the port, specially in Yalova Center, where much of the trade takes place, attracting traders and shoppers alike.
The City is also famous for its coastal beauty, serenity, moderate weather, and lush greenery, attracting tourists and residence alike.
Yalova is characterized by its moderate, pleasant weather, as even in the hot summer days, the coast of the Marmara sea offers a cooling breeze and in the winter its considerably warm.