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About Karamursel

Karamürsel, which is a district of Kocaeli and located 34 kilometers of the city center, is situated on Kocaeli - Yalova road. It is only 32 km away from the center of Yalova. The district took its name from Kara Mürsel Pasha, the first chief admiral of the Ottoman Empire. The grave of the Pasha who died in 1329 is also located in this district. Since the most famous wrestlers of Turkey grew up here, Karamürsel has been called as the “Land of Wrestlers”. The district is located on the south-end of the Gulf of İzmit (Kocaeli) and comes into prominence with the beauty of its coastal part. The restaurants, tea gardens and parks located along the coast welcome many people daylong. Places to visit in Karamürsel; Akpınar Village which is located 15 km of the district center and has spring water and picnic area, Oluklu Hill located 7 km away and having a wonderful view of the district and Başdeğirmen Picnic Area located in Karapınar Village and 8 km of the center.

The closest airport to Karamürsel is Sabiha Gökçen Airport which is located on the Anatolian side of İstanbul and 101 km of the district. District municipality buses offer transportation to the airport at certain hours of the day.

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