Culture & Travel

27 December 2021

Sapanca, the pearl of Sakarya, is the most densely populated district of the city. Due to the lush forests surrounding it, clean air, historical places and especially its proximity to big cities, it is a frequent destination for holidaymakers. It is one of the places where people living in the big city prefer to go to get away from the chaos and relax for a bit. The touristic facilities established in and around Sapanca Lake are very useful in this sense. People can come here with their families and have a little getaway. Even though the density increases in the summer months, make sure that Sapanca is also very beautiful in the winter. You should see the town, which is even calmer in the cold, in winter. Here we have prepared a list for those who want to visit Sapanca, especially in winter. We will talk about what you can do and where you can go in Sapanca in winter.

Sapanca Lake Accompanied by Snowy Mountains

Sapanca Lake, which brings an exquisite relief to people with its green mountains and deep blue waters surrounding it in summer; In winter, with the falling snow, it turns into a pearl in the middle of the white mountains. You can take a walk around the lake, which is always quite calm, with a warm drink in your thermos, and breathe the fresh air. You can come here with your family or alone and have a good time. Don't be deterred by the cold weather, because the view of the lake is very beautiful. Don't forget to watch the sunset, which paints the sky red with this view!

Skiing Enjoyment in Kartepe

If you go, don't forget to stop by Kartepe, which is very close to Sapanca. You can spend a few days here by choosing an accommodation suitable for a day or your budget, and if the snow level allows, you can have a fun skiing experience. Even if you can't catch up with the ski season, which starts towards the end of December, there are different activities to do in Kartepe. For example, you can participate in mountain biking activities, play paintball, bird watching and horseback riding, and even paraglide! Do not hesitate to act and take time for yourself on cold winter days. Use these opportunities in Kartepe and treat yourself to an unforgettable winter holiday.

Bungalow Houses

Doesn't it sound great to stay in the middle of nature, among the trees, in wooden houses with your loved ones? Wouldn't you like to throw yourself into nature with your family, friends, lover or spouse? If you want to spend a few days in bungalow houses, you have many options in Sapanca. Bungalow houses and lake houses are among the most preferred places. In these comfortable and pleasant houses, you can spend time in a warm environment in front of the lake view, away from the cold of winter. Of course, you will not be satisfied with the conversation you will have with your loved ones while you are here.

Historical Places of Sapanca

Here are a few of the places that travelers who want to take a look at the history of Sapanca, not just nature trips, should choose:

Rustem Pasha Mosque

The mosque with the red minaret, which was built in the name of Rüstem Pasha, who was the grand vizier during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, is a work of Mimar Sinan, like many other structures in Sapanca.

Land of Lovers Maşukiye

Maşukiye, which is very close to Sapanca, has many eating and drinking places and trout farms, and this beautiful settlement that will make you fall in love with itself will undoubtedly be the crown of your trip. You can drink hot tea and warm up by Aygır Stream, participate in different nature sports or activities, and visit structures from the Ottoman Period.

Byzantine Ruins

It is possible to see sarcophagi from the Byzantine period in different parts of Sapanca, which was also home to the Byzantine Empire at the time.

Justinian Bridge

This 12 arched stone bridge belonging to the Roman period, which has witnessed history and was built to facilitate intercity transportation in its time, should definitely be included in your visit to Sapanca.

We wish everyone a pleasant trip!