Tourism in Sapanca
Lake Sapanca is one of the most famous lakes in Turkey, this lake is located in an area between the Bay of Izmit and the Marj Adapazari region, where it is about 130 km from Istanbul, and the area of the lake is approximately forty-five kilometers, and it is a lake with fresh water that reaches a depth of more From 52 m, it is possible to rent boats that contain paddles.
This is in order to enjoy the picturesque views, as you can drink from the pure lake with still fresh water and enjoy your tour around it. It is surrounded by a group of picturesque mountains, and it is also the largest of the lakes located near the city of Istanbul, and these mountains are characterized by a wonderful view that overlooks the lake, and it is possible to reach the summit of the mountain through a cable car that connects the bottom of the mountain to its summit.
Darija Park is one of the places that attract tourists to Sapanca, and it is the largest zoo in Istanbul, as it contains nearly two hundred different types of animals, in addition to a very large number of plants,
It is possible to see many mammals and reptiles, in addition to the presence of more than ten types of fish with more than a hundred different types of birds, and next to the Sapanca Zoo there is the famous and picturesque Sapanca Lake, which tourists also flock to, where it is surrounded by a group of green forests and mountains. Majestic, with a wonderful view.
What makes it more wonderful is the presence of the cable car, which extends from the bottom of the mountain to the summit, such as the “Kartepa” mountain, which has a height of 1650 meters.
Al-Masouqia is a charming mountain village in the Istanbul countryside, and it is a testament to the many evidences of the beauty and splendor of the Istanbul countryside and its exclusivity with its splendor and charm compared to other tourist areas in Turkey and Istanbul alike.
This village is considered one of the most beautiful Turkish villages, and this village is characterized by orchards that are spread all over it, in addition to the presence of forests and natural waterfalls, and this village is also famous for the delicious seafood that is served in many restaurants scattered there. , Because of the warmer weather in it compared to Istanbul and its surroundings, and the increase in the beauty of nature in the winter season,
You feel yourself in it as a guest among the arms of beautiful nature, and you can visit orchards and forests, in addition to that you can enjoy delicious fish meals in the old restaurants there.
Mount Katibi is located in the eastern region of Kocaeli Bay, and it is one of the gorgeous scenery areas. It is possible to enjoy walking or renting safari vehicles for a sense of adventure. What distinguishes the “snow summit” is the cable car that extends from the bottom of the mountain to the top of the summit,
Where there is the snow resort, which was built several years ago, which provides the opportunity to practice skiing, and through it it is possible to discover the spanga forests, which are characterized by their density, the Kartepe mountain is active on the year, so we find in the winter the height of the snow is about half a meter,
Tourism flourishes for people who prefer winter tourism, but in the summer, the snow melts, and this region begins to revive, as mountain forests appear and green prevails in all parts of the surrounding area, even Abant in the east and Yalova and an inch in the west.
It is one of the most wonderful tourist places in Sapanca, which is one of the most beautiful Turkish rural villages, and it enjoys a high atmosphere of calm and relaxation that cannot be obtained elsewhere, Naturkoy is located in Spanga, specifically in the village of Mahmudiyah, which contains many distinctive natural places that are intended by a large number Of tourists throughout the year, the natural rivers spread in it, whose clear waters wind their way between the rocks,
There is also a large lake in which many types of fish swim, surrounded by mountains covered with green trees, and the resort of Naturkoy offers many distinct recreational activities for its visitors, where you can stroll around the village and enjoy a quiet atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of life and capture the most beautiful photographs.
Rustem Pasha historical mosque
The city includes the historical Rustem Pasha Mosque, which was built by Minister Rustem Pasha for his son Suleiman, and the minister sought help from the most skilled architects to build the mosque in its current wonderful image, and despite the mosque being renovated and modernized, it is still conservative in its historical form, and it still receives delegations of worshipers.
One of the beautiful parks for one-day trips, it is characterized by natural magic, an opportunity to take children for fun and play, there are children’s games, and the visitor can enjoy sessions in front of the artificial lake in the park, and there is also a restaurant inside it that serves Turkish and Western food, serving delicious dishes and drinks.