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Sapanca, Turkey
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Reviewed today via mobile

The beach area of Sapanca lake is so peaceful and quiet , the water in the lake thought transparent, yet there are warning signs telling that sweaming is unsafe, the cost is full of coffees, resturants and gift shops; paddling boats are available for lease...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The best about our tour was our guide Ismael from Azure tours. He was very funny and entertaining. We were all Arabic speaking, so Ismael spoke Arabic, although he knew also English. I also liked the lunch with fresh baked fish in Masukiye and the...More

Thank GoSolien
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The lake is nice but its not worth the trip from Istanbul, you need about and hour and 45min by car to get there..

2  Thank Randarwish
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It was such an amazing experience of being at the lake of sapanca. By drinking a cup of coffee next to the wavy lake with the feeling of the warm sun touching your skin you feel like if you were in another world that you...More

Thank KamalHaddad994
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Nice lake but hard to find a place to stay in a sunny day, many cafes small shops but small crowded WC and not so clean, we had to look for another one in the restaurants nearby. You can take a boat tour.

Thank Manahil M
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to walk beside the lake. I think, the time of the visit is important during summer time. I would suggest the afternoon is fine. It would better one hour before dark and an hour after. It would be lovely. Eating fish is...More

1  Thank SaeedOmani
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It was a very nice afternoon in the lake. All family adventures are there and if you need to relax try all the food

1  Thank 472essaa
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We have booked several tours wih Heysam Tourism. With some of them we were not happy at all. However last minute we have decided ti go to Sapanca and never regret. Amazing place. For 60 USD per person we have done a lot (zoo, crazy...More

Thank Zalisha79
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The whole matter is solely depending on the weather. You need to visit this lake in a nice weather condition. There are restaurants and coffeeshops along the lake. You can enjoy the pedal boat as well. It is not worthy to go to the lake...More

Thank Malabbad
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This lake would have been so relaxing if it wasn’t for all the crowds there! Way too crowded for such an open area! There were toilets that you pay a Lira to enter, a bit smelly and wet floors! I loved that the kiosks sold...More

Thank Shouda A
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13 June 2018|
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Response from Wael A | Reviewed this property |
Renting a car for a group of 3 or more maybe fine If you are alone or couple I recommend to join tour It is 90 Turkish lira ( could be more in august) per person and can be booked easily The lake area is small and few hours... More
mohaya f
2 April 2018|
Response from Namik Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mohaya, infact 1 day will be ok for a short visit but for more comfortable time I'd like to spend a night there , if i were you. Possible to use bus : If you are staying in Europe Side , directly go to Esenler Otogar... More
erika C
31 May 2017|
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Response from ufukonen | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can drive there and back to Istanbul. 2 sa. 37 dk. (140,5 km) E80 I am sure they do have rental bicycles during summer but I have not rented one myself.