Sapanca Lake and Environment

Sapanca Lake is 16 km east of Izmir Bay. The highest point in the south is 1606 meters, while the highest point in the north is 300 meters.

This lake is located in the Sapanca area of Sakkaria town, and it is one of the places that people visit in the summer and winter where fish are found in the lake such as carp, walrus catfish, northern prawn and trout. In addition, Sabanja springs from the snow water coming from the mountains. This lake enjoys the beauty of the geographical area where it is worth visiting, especially if you want to get away from the stress and pressure of city life.

Dogançay Waterfall

Dogançay waterfall is 600 meters above sea level. The road is also used as a hiking track for long distances. This waterfall is at the top list of places you must see. It gives you a natural vision that is not polluted.

Acarlar Lake Forest

Acarlar Lake is one of the important areas covering 1562 hectares. The Acarlar Forest is a first-class natural reserve area, in accordance with the Bursa Council Resolution for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage No. 25.06.1998 / 6526. The Acarlar forest is located in the protection zone where it dries in summer, while pools of water consist in Winter. The forest area is 1,562 hectares with a depth of 1.5 meters. The villagers use forest land that has water in the summer as agricultural land. The forest is surrounded by ash trees, and these trees spread towards swampy areas in some places of the lake. Here, live animals such as wild rooster, Snipe and wild duck, and fresh water fish are also caught. Fish species in the lake; there are many types of fish other than these fish, which are called "Willy catfish", "Ard" and "carp", "northern crack". Boat and water cruises are available in the Acarlar Lake Forest. The length of the voyage is 4 km, while the forests of Acarlar are 16 km. The forests of Acarlar occupy the second place in the world. There are about 2300 species of plants. Also there are al-Bouti al-Khaimi plants, plants of various colors and Nile brides (Nilover).

Maden Nahere

The Nahere makes a sound of an unheard melody combines the natural sounds with the greenery of the Kraków Saqqaria region and has recently become one of the most attractive areas for foreign tourists in addition to local tourists.

Maden Nahere is a great place to stroll, take pictures and stroll with your friends. Moreover, if you go in October and November, you will also be able to collect chestnuts. There were mines laid in the past by France in the area of Maden Nahere. But in 1914 the French abandoned this area. For this reason, this area is called Maden Nahere.

If you are planning for a daily trip near Istanbul, you can go to Maden Nahere with your family or friends to explore this unknown face of nature.


You can also visit Kartepe to participate in activities such as ice skating, bigfoot, snowboarding, mountain climbing, volleyball, paintball, basketball, football, hiking, cycling, ATV vehicle and all winter sports. You can walk in the nature between the oxygen-rich forest areas in the farmlands of Kartepe, and you can find suitable restaurants for everyone in the Truite Valley, where you can eatTruite fish and stroll in spectacular recreational areas and catch fish on their canals.

The Kartepe Ski Center is ideal for day trips, weekend trips as well as classrooms, for its green trees in the spring and white mountains in the winter. We await you to spend fun times on the mountains where you can enjoy skiing.

Taraklı - the Karla Gol Plateau

It was named by the public because of the pits in the Plateau are filled with water when it rains, and its appearance as a lake. From Kemler village you can reach the Gol Plateau in Tarakli Sakaria in two hours. Even if it is difficult to reach there, the scenery you see will make you forget all the fatigue as the vegetation in the plateau consists of Picea, pine and oak trees. The total area is 567 hectares ...

The houses of the Karla Gol Plateau are characterized by wooden architecture. Every Friday, the market is held with celebrations. It is also a very ideal area for camping.

Justinianus Bridge

This bridge is one of the most impressive monuments in Anatolia, during the early Byzantine period, it locates on Chark River that pours the waters of Lake Spanga in the Sakkaria river in Srdivan-Bishkopro Municipality, 250 meters north of the D-100 (E-5) Run way. This bridge was built during the Byzantine period by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527-565) between 558-560, and this stone bridge is 365 meters in length (a horizontal building up to the Arc de Triomphe 384.30 meters), with a width of 9.85 meters, and there are seven circular arches at the center, 2 from the west side and 3 from the east. Thus, the total of the arches is 12 arcs, including the secondary arcs that gradually shrink on the sides. The Arc de Triomphe sign is located on the western side of the bridge, which locates on Chark River that pours the waters of Lake Spanga in the Sakkaria river in Srdivan-Bishkopro Municipality, 250 meters north of the D-100 (E-5) Run way, while there is a horizontal building on the eastern side and the remains of a cellar. During the Byzantine period, the great bridge was called the Pons in Latin, where it is located south-west of Adabazari, and the bridge did not have another name, after that the Romans, who did not know the meaning of the word PONS in Latin that it means a bridge, they started to name it (PONTOGEPHYRA) and after a period the name became (PENTEGEPHYRA) (BASKOPRU). The bridge has not 5 parts or 5 Arcs (it is 12 large arcs). In 1995, the General Directorate of Highways closed the bridge for lack of transport, with the aim of restoring it and placed also three steps for each side of the bridge.