It is the gate of Tekirdağ and Saray District to the Black Sea and located 27 km away from the District centre. This small bay, where the Bahçeköy stream flows into the Black Sea, forms the coastline of the Palace with 2,5 km of sandy beach. Bringing together the Yıldız (Istranca) Mountains (Forests) and the beauties of the Black Sea, Kastro, where green and blue embrace one another, is an important tourism centre. The chalets and promenades along the river from the Saray to Kastro, on the route of the Yıldız Mountains are worth seeing. Along the Bahçeköy Stream, which comes through the forests and flows into the Black Sea from the beach, trips are organized with boats into the forest. A lagoon lake was formed where the Bahçeköy Stream flows into the Black Sea. It is the only area with naturally growing larch forests in Trakya (Thrace). It is a unique piece of nature inhabited by the forest ecosystem and various animal and plant species, especially roe deer. Larch, Hungarian Oak, Sessile Oak, Saped Oak, East Hornbeam, Black Hornbeam, Ash, Beech, Maple, Linden, Alder are the main tree species in the area. There are rare species of Sand Lilies on its beach. When it blooms, it fascinates people with its beautiful scent.
Enchanting visitors with its natural beauty in all seasons, Tekirdağ welcomes its visitors with a completely different surprise in July. While the sunflower fields stretching as far as the eye can see, colour the city yellow, the fragrance coming from the sunflowers touches your face with the wind. Every year, photographers and nature enthusiasts come to Tekirdağ to enjoy this surreal scenery and immortalize their unique beauty.
In Tekirdağ province and all over its districts, there are various herbalists retailing a huge variety of spices, herbal teas, natural herbal soaps and other plant-based products. The shops offer the warm and welcoming smell of herbs and spices both for cooking and healing.
Saros Gulf, with its clean sea extending from the Gelibolu Peninsula to Enez, wide and sandy beaches and cool water is one of the ideal places for holiday and also a natural protected area. Erikli Beach (Altınkum), one of the longest beaches of Türkiye, lies in the Saros Gulf, which is very rich in terms of living species due to the high oxygen content of its waters and the rivers bringing abundant nutrient salts.
Three types of air you will enjoy in the Saros. One is the calming iodine and seaweed-scented sea air, the other is the refreshing mountain air from Kaz Mountain, and the third is the forest air that burns your nostrils and embraces you.
Saros Gulf and the National Parks in Edirne offer a range of leisure and sports activities for nature lovers. Surfing and sailing are very popular in Saros Bay, and there are also many diving points. Especially due to its proximity to İstanbul, Saros is one of the most preferred destination for divers of all levels, and there are beautiful holiday resorts on the shores of Saros. It is possible to do alternative tourism activities such as hiking, underwater photography, bird watching and diving on the coastline.
The history of the fragrant and fruit shaped soap production, which is known to have first appeared in Edirne, dates back to the 1600s. Produced by mixing musk, amber and rose essences in the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century by shaping the soap to the consistency of a paste, shaping it in exact fruit sizes and dyeing it in accordance with the real fruit colours, “mis soap” (mis sabunu) became among the valuable gifts offered by Ottoman palace to important foreign guests.