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Sapanca Lake

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Weekend Getaway, Lake Sapanca

Lake Sapanca is a freshwater lake in Sakarya province of Turkey. The lake is located on a tectonic hole, which is situated between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow and runs parallel to Iznik Lake. Now let's take a look at the beautiful area of Lake Sapanca.

Sapanca Lake

Sapanca is a pleasant town, established on the shores of the lake with the same name. Having suffered the destructive effects of the earthquake, Sapanca and its surroundings have lost nothing from their natural beauties despite everything.

Situated in the Marmara region of Turkey, Sapanca Lake is a favourite place for visitors due to its proximity to Istanbul. With many lakeside facilities for a holiday break, Lake Sapanca is a must-visit destination.

The area is loaded with activities for all seasons both on the lake and off, with accommodations that range from camping to luxury spas and resorts. It is ideal for enjoying a beautiful village breakfast and enjoying the fresh trout, as well as natural beauties, clean air and picturesque views. With its rich forests, natural beauty and clean air, Lake Sapanca and its surroundings are a picturesque centre for those wanting to get away from the stress of city life and crowds.

What to Do around the Lake

Food and Drink: It is possible to wander around on the shores of the lake. There are several tea gardens to take a rest and restaurants to have dinner with your family here. You can also taste the delicious lake fish, the bass and the trout in the surrounding fish farms.

Panoramic View: The environment of the lake is dominated a panoramic view you can enjoy throughout the winter season. At Sapanca Lake, the Lake House is also quite popular, located on a ten acre parcel of land, allows you to spend a magnificent day with its unique view under the willow trees.

Activities: At the heights of the Sapanca Lake, in the Arifiye Forest there are impressive camping and picnic areas. You may either go a trekking trip and biking or try your luck at fishing at the Lake House.

Don't Leave Without

  • Watching various sporting activities and competitions taking place on the Lake Sapanca
  • Relaxing in the picnic grounds alongside the lake shore
  • Swimming in the clear water of the lake, hire a rowing boat
  • Blending tranquillity, romance and entertainment


Lake Sapanca, Turkey

Aerial View of Lake Sapanca, Sakarya