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  • Akçakoca Mausoleum is located in Babadağ in the district of Kandıra. The mausoleum belongs to Akçakoca Bey, the Conqueror of Kocaeli. Akçakoca was one of the commanders of Osman Ghazi who raided Sakarya and İzmit and captured Byzantine castles located in these places. He also mentored Orhan Bey, son of Orhan Ghazi, during his principality. Akçakoca died in 1328 in the vicinity of Kand›ra. In the center of the pyramidal structured mausoleum which was opened to the public on June 22nd, 1974 lies the tomb of Akçakoca Bey on an elevated platform reached through some steps.

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