SAPANCA



 

You can find yourself in the middle of your dreams.
 

On closing one’s eyes and thinking about a vacation, mostly a quiet beach where blue skies meet green water is come to mind. You can find yourself in the very moment in Sapanca. Lake Sapanca lies elegantly right in front of your eyes and tracking or fishing are one of the best options to spend great time.

If your option is to having a pleasant picnic with your family, you can add the spectacular view to your tasty food. The kids can feed the various kinds of fish in the lake. After eating you can take a small tour of SapancaLake with a paddle boat or even enjoy water sports in Maşukiye.

 

The most prominent places in Sapanca known fortheir natural beauty are:Istanbul Dere with its walking-track through the forest, Kartepe,with its charming atmosphere and beautiful view for winter sports and skiing center, where one can see Lake Sapanca on one side and Körfez on the other. İl Ormanı Recreation Areawith scotch pine, calabrian pine and maritime pine, oak trees is a nice place to spend time with your family and friends. Fertile Mahmudiye and Yanık Valleys which are fed with snow water and rain water from Samanlı Mountains. Soğucak Plateau with a 1100 meter elevation is a decent choice for the ones who are exhausted from summer heat and who are fed up with monotonous city life. And finally with its centuries-old plane tree Kırkpınar which used to be on the route of Silk Road.