Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is located about 250 miles (402 kilometers) to the west of Guzelyali.
And remember, there is more to Southern Marmara than just Guzelyali, so allow time to savour this region's sights and attractions. Two places within a relatively short distance of Guzelyali are Ordu, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and Ordu City Center, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
A really good way to develop an understanding for a place is by learning about its past. While in Southern Marmara, take the time to tour the area's fine fortresses.
Tap into the knowledge of the locals and take one of the city walking tours. Why don't you try winter activities here? Skiing is an idea. So is cross-country skiing.
Cross the cultural divide by speaking, using a handful of everyday Turkish words and phrases. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" is a good phrase to know. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" Another practical sentence is "Nerelisin?" (Where are you from?).
The 29th of October is Republic Day, so if you're vacationing here at this time, remember that many businesses may have irregular opening hours as the nation celebrates.
As your vacation concludes, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Hoşçakal"