Located to the east of the lake that carries its name,Iznik was established 2400 years ago. Deriving itsold name from Nicaea, Iznik harbors a large numberof monuments dating back to the Roman,Byzantine and early Ottoman Periods. Iznik wasthe city where the First Council and SeventhConsul, which were very important for Christendomconvened in 325 and 787, respectively.Being the most important center for glazed tileround the world, Iznik has resumed glaze tile manufacturingtoday.