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, fauna and modern hot spring facilities.
Lake Abant is one of the amazing beauties that the city of Bolu provides. It is 55 kilometers southwest of the province, situated at an altitude of 1500 meters. The lake is a magnificent one 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. It is frozen in winter time and people ice-skate on it.
Another wonder of Bolu is the Yedigoller (Seven Lakes) National Park which has an appeal beyond words. Golcuk, an artificial lake 11 kilometers south of the city, surrounded with green forests, is another lovely site for pickniking or trekking.
Kartalkaya in the Koroglu Mountains is a perfect resort for those who like skiing. 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 tourist sites in these mountains.
53 kilometers northwest of Bolu is Konuralp (near Düzce) 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 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 hazelnut groves.
Mengen is famous for its excellent cooks and holds an annual "Chefs'
Festival", featuring many traditional Turkish specialties.