Kırklareli is a very important region in terms of sports activities in nature with areas where natural diversity is the most intense. İğneada Floodplain Forests National Park, which is a natural wonder with its sea, vast forest, lakes, rivers and fresh air, can host almost all the beauties that people want to see in terms of natural beauty throughout their life; Dupnisa Cave, Kasatura Bay Nature Reserve, Vize Panayır River, Vize Tekkaya, Balaban (Velika) River, Mutlu (Rezve) River, Kavaklımeşe Korusu Nature Park are the ideal places for trekking.
Istranca Mountains with their wildlife and floodplain forests are also among the hidden natural beauties of Kırklareli.
Prayer rugs, carpets, tablecloths and saddlebags are handwoven with pure wool and cotton on oak or hornbeam looms. Karacakılavuz weavings, displaying traditional motifs and different patterns are the best souvenirs to bring back home to remember Tekirdağ.
Nature in Tekirdağ
For nature and sports enthusiasts, trekking in Ergene Valley (Ergene Vadisi), as well as along İnecik, Karaçalı, Tatarlı, Beyoğlu, Sağlamtaş and Çınarlıdere are all recommended. Also, the Ganos Mountains (Ganos Dağları) in Şarköy and the north of Saray offer superb destinations for hiking and trekking.
Camping is another option to touch and feel the natural beauty of the region. Tekirdağ province’s Marmara Ereğlisi, Saray and Şarköy districts are ideal for camping and caravanning. Kastro, also known as Çamlıköy, is another camping site on the Black Sea coast, within Saray district. It is also a popular beach resort with its wide, lush green strip and river.
Şarköy is an attractive alternative spot for surf lovers. One of the most preferred surfing centres in Türkiye; it is appreciated both by advanced-level surfers and beginners.
Beaches in Tekirdağ
The Marmara Sea is known for its freshness and its lower salt content. Very popular on weekends, Şarköy, Mürefte and Altınova are worth a visit with blue flag beaches.
Edirne was one of the important centres of tile and ceramic art during the Ottoman period. The tiles of important buildings in Edirne are products of the city's artistic tradition. Handicraft style in Edirne is called "Edirnekari". Today, this tradition continues in woodworking and carving, and shows itself with patterns made with paint on wooden products such as chests and cabinets. Woodworking, broom making and mis soap making are some of Edirne's prominent handicrafts.
Edirnekâri is an ornamentation style that includes motifs made with paint and varnish on surfaces such as wood, cardboard and leather.
Broom making and aynalı süpürge (traditional brooms with mirror) continues its existence as a handicraft especially for souvenirs and as a traditional art.