Iznik, which was founded 2400 years ago in the east of the lake bearing its name, is known as the tile realm. Its altitude is 85 m and its surface area is 753 km2.
İznik is a city that has been kneaded with cultural ruins for thousands of years and has been in the head corners of history pages for centuries in the region. It is one of the rare settlements that has served as the capital of four empires.
The natural shoreline of the lake, with its nature, archaeological and historical ruins, adds vitality to tourism with its wide wooded areas suitable for picnics. With the identification of suitable areas for paragliding and grass skiing in Hacı Osman Village and its surroundings, it has started to host those who are interested in these sports.
İznik Pottery: Iznik is one of the great tile centers during the Ottoman period. Pottery, which started in the 15th century, developed greatly in a short time and the city began to be known as the Chinese Iznik. Today, the secrets of Iznik China are revealed with scientific methods, and beautiful tile bowls, plates and souvenirs are produced in the Çini workshops, which started to operate again in the city center.