Yelwa is located in northwest Turkey, along the eastern shore of Marmara Sea, the capital of Yelwa. The population of Yelwa is close to 100,000. The first settlement in this area dates back to the prehistoric period, about 3000 BC. Various peoples followed it, such as the Hittites, the Afarijites, the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Ottomans. Mustapha Kemal Ataturk lived in the city of Yelwa sporadically, in his last years, and said in one of his famous speeches: "Yelwa is my city". Yelwa includes a number of attractions, such as the Ataturk Palace in Yelwa, where Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish nation, lived. Yelwa is famous for its springs Warm, especially the Termal area. You can also visit the modern large wooded "Karaka" on the way to Termal. It is characterized by a climate between the Mediterranean climate and the semi-tropical, cold and hot summers. Yalwa is about 175 kilometers away from Istanbul, a two-and-a-half hour drive. But the quickest way to get to Istanbul is via the ferry, which takes about 70 minutes. There are also many bus companies that regularly travel to Yelwa. Yelwa itself is a small town and can be walked on foot. There are also minibuses "Delmsh" wandering the city and its color is light blue.