The Yıldız (Istranca) Mountains divide the province of Kirklareli. Lush mountainous landscape dotted with quaint houses transport you to an idyllic and tranquil frame of mind. The city of Kirklareli’s oldest mosque, the Hizirbey Mosque, was built in 1383. The mosque complex includes a bazaar. Nearby stands a hamam also built under Hizir Bey’s patronage. The l4th century Kirklar Memorial with its impressive 18 columns stands on Kirklar Hill honoring the site where 40 soldiers lost their lives when the Ottomans conquered this area neighboring town of Babaeski also boasts a Sinan building in the Cedi Ali Pasa Mosque.