"Golyazi Village" Golyazi by basak
Golyazi Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 8 photos
Golyazi, is a peaceful historic village on an island of Ulubat Lake. If you take Bursa- Izmir road (go to the west of Bursa) and turn south at the 37th km when you see Golyazi (Apollania) Sign; you'l reach Golyazi by following a 5 km long way surrounded by olive trees. It is possible to take buses from Bursa but there is not very often busses.
Some part of the village is on the land, some on the small island. It is possible to reach the other side using the bridge. During summer the water of the lake flux, therefore the two sides are almost united but during winter it turns to be an islad by the reflux of the water.
It worths going Golyazi to observe very many birds, to see water lilies, visit antic ruins, enjoy wonderful view of the lake and hospitality of the people.
What i like most at Golyazi is wandering around the small streets...Women usually sit in front of their homes and do lacework or needle work while men repair their fishnet....Everybody smiles and says welcome...They usually allow taking photos and be happy when you do so.
It is also possible to sit under the grand trees at the square and chat with local people when drinking the tea/coffee served by the coffee houeses. The prices are extremely cheap.
People of Golyazi used to be fishermen but they can't fish anymore because the lake is polluted. Most do farming but not earn much. They are happy to have visitors and to make money by selling small handmade objects or home-made food to them.
If you like photography, you'll love Golyazi. Many photographers frequently visit Golyazi to take the photos of this wonderful place and painters come to paint. It is such inspirational place.
There is not many touristic facilities around, you can finde some cofee-houses for local people where they serve tea-cofee and cold drinks. When you are hungry, i recommend you to buy bread from the bakery and buy some chese forn the grocery and go to one of the cofee-houses to have a wonderful meal.
Don't miss to see "Crying Tree". It is a very old plane-tree which has sap-flow and therefroe considered to be crying. It is just near by the brigde.
You can observe storks on the top of the mosques, antic ruins and special tables made for stork nests on top of long sticks...
Old church which were being built by local Greek people but could not be finished because of population exchange between Turkey and Greece in 1923.
The trees growing in the lake!
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