Bolu Turkey was established on the ancient city of Bithynion. The city is located on a mountainous and hilly area on Istanbul– Ankara highway. Height of mountains doesn’t exceed 2400 meters. There are many highlands with beautiful views in snowy mountains covered with forests.
Lake Abant in Abant Mountains and rich vegation around it in 34 km southwest of Bolu are under preservation as a Natural Park. Trout of this rescreational area with magnificent nature are also very delicious. There are comfortable hotels around the lake.
Yedigöller (Seven Lakes) National Park, consisting of seven lakes and water flowing to each other from waterfalls, is located in 22 km north of Bolu. It is one of the most attractive places of the city with its stunning natural beauty. Boating in the lakes covered with forests can be enjoyed.
Kartalkaya Ski Center located on Köroğlu Mountains is 54 km away from Bolu. Hotels provide services in the ski resort covered with pine forests. Hot springs in Karacasu which is 5 km away fro Bolu are located in the slopes of Mount Seben.
Bolu Turkey Weather
The climate of Bolu is a transition area between the sea climate and the land (steppe) climate of inner Anatolia. Both climates have an impact. The summers are cool and the winters are warm in places near the Black Sea. There is little difference between summer and winter. In the interior, the temperature difference between summer and winter is very high. There is even a large temperature difference between night and day. In this part, the winters are cold and snowy. The temperature is between + 39.4 ° C and -31.5 ° C in summer and winter. The annual rainfall is between 535-1084 mm. One third of the rainfall belongs to the winter devres.
More than half of Bolu is forested. The proportion of forests within the land is approaching 55%. The forests have very rich tree species with chestnut, beech, poplar, bay, linden, ash, elm, hornbeam, oak and pine trees after 1200 meters. 20% of the soil is cultivated land. Meadow and mars are 16%. Only 10% of provincial lands are not suitable for agriculture. Fruit trees in Bolu are too many.
Bolu Turkey Hotels
5 Star Hotels in Abant
There are 2 5-star hotels in Abant. There is a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants, indoor pools, reading halls, sports facilities, tennis courts and activities.
The rooms can vary as standard, luxury, deluxe, king room. The prices for the rooms with terraces and fireplaces are higher, of course.
During the summer you will be charged between 100 – 350 TL.
In the winter season it goes up to 75 – 100 TL.
Pool Hosts at Abant
There are indoor pools in the Abant hotel. Surrounded by glass-covered areas, guests can enjoy themselves in these pools, which overlook both the forest and the lake. The poolside halls are also made up of 5 star ones.
The restaurants, which can accommodate up to 500 people,
Jacuzzi is also the service of these luxurious facilities.
SPA Hotels in Abant
Abant has 3 facilities with SPA center in the hotels. Here you can enjoy both a peaceful holiday and these quality opportunities. Of course, the fees vary for these reasons.
It has a jacuzzi.
Hostels in Abant
Abant pensions are located in spring and inland. There are central heating system, internet connection, restaurants serving breakfast service in the facilities attracting attention with its modest buildings. The prices of the pensions that can be reached by car by car are more suitable.
Abant Holiday Villages
Having the first highland holiday village of Turkey, Abant will be pleased with the holiday facilities offered in the heart of nature. Holiday villagers who provide services with detached and separated accommodation areas arranged as tiled or wooden offer reasonable prices. Around the village there are pubs, coffee and restaurants. Well-known nature activities, including coops, are organized.
Bolu Turkey famous for: Mengenli chefs and lakes andrecreational facilities in the Mengenli Forest.
Attractions of Bolu Turkey
Bolu Mosque, Eskiçağa Mosque and Bath, Mudurnu and Göynük houses, Imaret Mosque, Saraçhane Mosque, Yıldırım Beyazid Mosque, the Central Baths, and Tabaklar Baths.
What you Should Do in Bolu Turkey
Food: Bolu dishes are famous with the coocks from Mengen. Bean Soup with Yogurt, Imaret Soup, Forest Kebab, Kedi Batmaz, Pasha Rice, Mengen Lamp Stew, Palace Candy, Bolu Bey Dessert.
Shopping : Products of wood carving, Mudurnu needled lace.
Trips: The abant lake, Yedigöller, Gölcük, Lake Sülüklü, Bolu highlands.
Entertainment : Skiing in Kartalkaya.
Activities : Culinary Tourism Festival, Mengen, by the end of the third week of June. Paragliding Festival, Abant, by the end of the third week of July.