Bolu is one of the most enchanting areas of
Turkey located approximately half-way between Istanbul and Ankara. Bolu is
famous for its dense forests and modern hot spring facilities.
Lake Abant is one of the amazing beauties Bolu
provides. It is 55 kms southwest of this province, situated at an altitude of
1500 meters. The lake is a magnificent with water lilies spread over, and the
deep green forest surrounding it. There are high-quality accommodation
establishments around the lake which deserves spending some time.
Another wonder of Bolu is the Yedigoller (Seven
Lakes) National Park which has an appeal beyond words. Golcuk, an artificial
lake 11 kms south, surrounded with green forests, is another lovely site.
Kartalkaya in the Koroglu Mountains, is another
resort for those who like winter sports. It is one of the three best winter
sports centers in Turkey. You will find quietness and sportive enthusiasm in
Kartalkaya. Aladag meadows are the other attractive touristic sites in these
53 kms northwest of Bolu is Konuralp which once
was the ancient Pruso ad Hyplum. You can see a well preserved Roman theatre and
fine examples of Roman and Byzantine art, sheltered in the museum.
You may enjoy the four seasons at once in Bolu.
For those who prefer sea-sun-sand Akcakoca offers this opportunity at an
appealing setting. You can enjoy the lovely beaches while staying in hospitable
guest houses and hotels. You can also visit the Genoese Castle hidden in the
Mengen is famous for its excellent cooks and
holds an annual "Chefs' Festival", featuring many traditional Turkish
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