Izmit

Dating to 8C BC, this city boasts a variety of well-preserved Roman ruins, as well as remnants from the Ottoman and other periods.

Izmit, traditionally called in English Ismid, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province. Nicomedia (Izmit) was the eastern and most senior capital city of the Roman Empire between 286 and 324, during the Tetrarchy introduced by Diocletian. There are numerous tourist attractions in the city center and its adjacent region, such as the remains of the ancient Acropolis, Agora, Amphitheater, Nymphaeum, Necropolis; the Demeter Temple; Roman city walls, aqueducts and cisterns; Gayret Gemi Museum; Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography; and much more.
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