Söğüt is famous as being the town from which the Ottoman Empire originated. Agriculture and maritime were at the forefront in the past of Söğüt, which is the main source of livelihood today. It was also used as a trading port due to its proximity to the Greek islands. Throughout history, Agriculture and maritime were at the forefront in the past of Söğüt, which is the main source of livelihood today. It was also used as a trading port due to its proximity to the Greek islands. it has given importance to education and teachers, doctors and lawyers of the region have left this village.
Some of the people, mostly of Turkmen origin, came from the Balkans and settled. The tourism movement is not very intense, since the village is located at the point of the Bozburun peninsula for those who want to reach by road. But it is an important port for blue cruise boats.
After the death of Ertuğrul Gazi, father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, named “Osman Empire”, his tomb became a spiritual destination for Karakeçili, a district of Kırıkkale province in central Anatolia. The tomb is visited by many people and different annual festivities are also held there.
There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Söğüt by train, ferry, bus, taxi or car
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