With its round-the-year fresh air and green nature, Sapanca attracts visitors seeking a shelter from metropolitan anxiety and stress.
You can visit Sapanca every season. It is mostly visited in the summer though. There are many frequent-visitors heading to the restaurants with gardens during the wonderful days. It is a right place to visit at the weekend to runaway from the city life. If you want to visit Sapanca when it is silent and not crowded, you should choose to go in spring or autumn.
Sapanca is 120 kms away from Istanbul. It takes 1,5 hours to reach Sapanca taking the highway. Take the turn to Sapanca from the highway, and you will soon be there. You can also take the train from Istanbul...
Sapanca was an important center during the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times. Adapazari was a village of Sapanca in the 1700s but now Sapanca is subordinated to Adapazari.
If you want to walk around the Lake, you should choose the green area surrounding the Sapanca Hotel the lake. There are restaurants and cafes on the way. In Sapanca there is a very old plane tree in the middle of the road, the story of which you can read on the sign hung on the tree. This tree is illuminated with bulbs at night. You have to taste the trout when you visit Sapanca. There are a lot of trout restaurants around with affordable prices. Masukiye is another picnic place, where you can reach climbing up from Sapanca Lake. Masukiye attracts picnic lovers both in the summer and the winter with its restaurants and picnic tables along the green valley
What to eat in Sapanca? There is only one answer to this question: Of course trout... Fresh trout of the Lake are yummy. We advice you to try the trout fried in the delicious butter of Masukiye. Alternatively, Restaurants in Kirkpinar offers "locally famous" trout and mushroom with cheese cooked on the tile kiln.