In four seasons, four different natural beauty

Lake Abant (Turkish: Abant Gölü) is a freshwater lake in Turkey's Bolu Province in northwest Anatolia, formed as a result of a great landslide. The lake lies at an altitude of 1,328 m at a distance of 32 km from the provincial seat of Bolu city. It is a favorite vacation and excursion spot for both Turkish and foreign travellers thanks to the natural beauty of its surroundings, which are covered with dense forests, and easy access by car (it is served by a 21 km road leaving from the İstanbul-Ankara E 80 highway at the level of Mount Bolu, three hours' drive from these two largest cities of Turkey). Lake Abant is a natural park.

The lake covers an area of 1.28 km² and its deepest spot is 18 m. The lake area has two large hotels in the immediate vicinity of the shores, as well as other amenities and services for visitors, who sometimes alternatively opt for the family guesthouses available in the nearby town of Mudurnu 18 km to the south. To the north of the lake, at a distance of 8 km from Bolu city, is the main campus of Abant Izzet Baysal University.

European black pine, Scots pine, oaks, ashes, hornbeams, willows, junipers, tamarisks, hazels, common medlar, and strawberry trees are among the tree species that make up the lake's woodlands, and there are wild boars, fallow deer, roe deer, brown bears, red foxes, jackals and rabbits in the surrounding forests, which makes the lake a prized location for hunters during the season. A brown trout subspecies Salmo trutta abanticus, endemic to the lake, carries the Turkish name "Abant alası".

The ones who dream a three-four days of satisfactory holiday... Workholics who passed a year working like an ant and thinking deeply how to spend the holiday opportunity they got . .. Newly marrieds who stood up from the wedding table looking for a place to spend their honeymoon ... Young hearted grown up couples looking for a place to celebrate their anniversaries. .. Complainants of not knowing what to do in the weekends ... Foundations who want to make both holiday and progress in their meetings ... Parents whose children are fond of snow and skiing... Young enamoureds of nature, adventurers and ones to fullfill their shortest holidays already know the way to Abant.

Abant for the holiday lovers offers different alternatives every season.

Abant is a freshwaterlake which is surrounded by pine woods.

With its fresh air, with its natural beauty away from chaos of big cities, a paradise that you can breathe the freedom. Of which fame has expanded to all and out of Turkey, before it takes its white dress over its green body, with its leaves turning yellow lives autumn in a different way. With its tempting natural beauty charms travellers and makes them amazed.

To which transportation is easy; Abant Lake and surroundings offers meals with fresh mountain air under harmony of flower and green colours. Abant Lake with its natural beauty and unique sights is waiting to be visited for hiking, resting, relaxing and chilling.

Also you can combine this natural beauty with nostalgy by taking a horse carriage tour around the lake. Different activities are waiting you there due to the season.

Accomodation there offers you quality and comfort at the same time with its well administrated hotels.

Things You Must Do Before You Leave

• Hilking around Abant and other lakes.
• Taking horse carriage tour around the lake.
• Visiting Mudurnu and Goynuk houses.
• Visiting Bolu plateus
• Skiing at Kartalkaya (winter)
• Paragliding at Abant (summer)
• Visiting Seben Kaya houses.
• Tasting Bolu cuisine, tasting bolu nut sweet, choclate, pine honey, traditional cream, butter, pine cologne, bolu patato, palace halva.


Lake Abant is freshwater lake formed as a result of a great landslide in Turkey's Bolu city in northwest Anatolia. Abant is about 200 km. away from Istanbul. Abant lake is at an altitude of 1320 m in a distance of 40 km from Bolu city center. It's favorite holiday and tourist destination spot for tourists and visitors. Abant Lake is a nature park and under protection for enviromental conditions by government .Abant lake is surrounded by pine trees.

Abant lake surrounded by dense pine forests,Abant lake is fresh water lake is 1320 metres above sea level. Abant is an ideal place for people who want to escape the bustle of the city and the stress of the daily grind.The lake Abant has an area of 1.28 square kilometres and its lowest point is 18 m.

A special fish species only seen in this region,it is Abant trout it is special fish.it is an endemic subspecies brook trout, Salmo trutta abanticus of the lake(Abant Alasi).If you like fishing there is small fee for fishing.In the forests around the lake offer an ideal habitat for deer, and special wildlife.

Black Pine trees, Scots pine trees, oak trees, willow trees, hazelnuts and Strawberry trees are among the tree species which compose the lake's forests. Abant lake in summer season is really rich for plants life with wild fruit trees, flowers and water lilies.


Location: The Yedigoller (Seven Lakes) National Park is in the north of the Bolu province, and south of Zonguldak in the western Black Sea region.

Transportation: The park can be reached via the Yenicaga road, 152km off the Ankara - Istanbul highway. The Bolu - Yedigoller route is closed during winter, which means transport is only available via the Yenicaga - Mengen - Yazicik road.

Highlights: The park is best known for the lakes formed by landslides, the rich plant life which gives dense coverage to the area, and the abundance of trout living in the lake. The structure of the land, which has tendencies to subside, is the main factor in the lake's formation.

The dominant plant cover is beech trees, and there are also oaks, hornbeams, alders, black pine, Scotch pine, firs elm and lime trees. As a result of effective protection of plant and animal life, the animals inside the park like deer, pigs, wolves, foxes and squirrels are increasing in number. There is also a deer protection area.

This area saw the first cultured trout farm in Turkey, established in 1969, and as a result trout fishing is a popular activity. The sightseeing tower at Kapankaya, inside the park, offers a great opportunity to view a wide area over the lakes and unique landscape. One of the most famous items is the monumental tree signboard on the way to the tower.

Facilities: Within the park are guest-houses, bungalows, tents and caravans, as well as cafes and restaurants.
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