Bandırma (from Greek: Πάνορμος, Panormos) is a city in northwestern Turkey with 143,000 inhabitants (2012 estimate) on the Sea of Marmara. Also, Bandırma is a district of Balıkesir. The city is a commercial centre and its harbour serves as a transit point for trade between Istanbul and İzmir. There is also agriculture produced in the surrounding areas, producing products like cereals, sheep wool and meat, cattle, grain and the mineral boracite. The city has road and rail connections with other urban centres. Balıkesir which is province centre is 90 km, Istanbul is 100 km northeast (by boat), Bursa 100 km east, İzmir 270 km southwest and Çanakkale 170 km west. Also city has a seaport and military airport. Bandırma's twin towns are Kamen, Germany and Mardin, Turkey.Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Bandirma is Turkey's best kept secret. Bandirma is located at a short trip away from Istanbul a major city in Turkey. Attractions in Istanbul include Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia. Popular vacation packages of Bandirma are of 1-2 days.