Built between 1378 and 1387 under Sultan Murat I, Yeşil Cami (Green Mosque) has Seljuk Turkish proportions, influenced by Seljuk...
Şeyh Kutbettin Camii
Across the road to the south of İznik Museum is the restored Şeyh Kutbettin Camii (1492).
The city museum is housed in a soup kitchen that Sultan Murat I built for his mother, Nilüfer Hatun, in 1388. Born a Byzantine princess,...
On İznik's main street, Karadeniz specialises in simple pide and lahmacun (Arabic-style meat pizza) – good for a mid-afternoon snack.
Lefke Gate information
Lonely Planet review
The Lefke Gate to the east actually comprises three gateways dating from Byzantine times. The middle one bears a Greek inscription that says it was built by Proconsul Plancius Varus in AD 123. You can climb to the top of the walls here - a good vantage point for inspecting the lie of the land.