Sapanca - Kartepe

Sapanca - Kartepe

Things to do - general

Kartepe is a town and district of Kocaeli Province, Turkey. The mayor is Şükrü Karabalık (AKP).

Kartepe (literally Snowy hill referring to mountains to the south) is situated at 40°44′N 29°58′E to the east of Kocaeli Gulf. It is almost merged to İzmit, the province center and it included in Greater Kocaeli (see Metropolitan centers in Turkey). Kartepe Mountains are to the south and Sapanca Lake is to the east of Kartepe. The urban population of Kartepe is 85847 as of 2010.

Country Turkey
Visa requirements

Visa in not needed for TR citizens.

Languages spokenTurkish
Currency usedLira
Area (km2)138.58 km²

Culture and history info

Kartepe, then known as Köseköy, was founded in 1600s. After the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey agreement, Turks from Greece were settled in Köseköy in 1920s. Later people from Black Sea coast were also settled around Köseköy. Being a part of industrial area the population increased and in 1970 it was declared a seat of township. In 2008 it was merged to nearby towns, renamed as Kartepe and became a district center of Kocaeli Province. The municipality of Kartepe is now an intracity municipality of Greater Kocaeli.

Daily Tour

Daily Tour

Sapanca - Kartepe, Pamukkale, Bursa - Uludağ, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Trabzon
We are renewing our tour programs and schedules at the moment. Soon we will be back with summer disc More info

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.