For those who live in Istanbul, it would be great to relax at the weekend. You can take a day trip to places close to Istanbul to relieve all the fatigue that you have. Sapanca, which contains all shades of green and blue, is ideal for this choice. Kartepe, Maşukiye, Sapanca Lake, and more... Here is what you can do in Sapanca for a weekend getaway...
Kartepe is a good option for those who love winter holidays and are close to Istanbul. Kartepe ski resort, located between Izmit Bay and Sapanca Lake, will not remind you of Uludag and Erciyes Mountain. You can place your winter clothes in your suitcase and enjoy the snow in Kartepe, a few hours from Istanbul. You can stay in hotels, villas, or bungalow-style houses that have recently become fashionable.
Once upon a time, one of the most preferred regions for honeymooning was Maşukiye. Its name comes from the Arabic word maşuk, which means lover. Today, it is preferred by groups of friends, tourists, and camping lovers. Maşukiye attracts you with its forests and virgin nature, which you can visit in four seasons. Its proximity to Sapanca Lake and Kartepe also allows you to choose Maşukiye. You can stay in bungalow-style houses or boutique hotels in Maşukiye and enjoy breakfast outdoors.
Do you imagine the hotel or room you are staying in having a view of Sapanca Lake? This lake, which is comforting to even think about, is much more convenient for you to do sports such as trekking, canoeing, and swimming. After your breakfasts, you can go for a walk around the lake and feed the ducks on the lake. In spring and autumn, you can relax your soul by accompanying the color of Sapanca forests with a cup of coffee. If you are not lazy to do something, you can bike on the trail around Sapanca Lake and then inhale the smell of the iodized sea in the seating areas.