Province: Bolu

Set in the Western Karadeniz, only 200 kilometres from Istanbul on the country’s busiest highway, Bolu is a quiet retreat filled with lush forests, rushing streams, lakes, waterfalls, and rolling hills. It’s no wonder that Bolu has so many nature parks! Scattered throughout all this are small farming villages of rickety old buildings where the locals keep cows, goats, buffalo, and bees, making it a popular spot to pick up local organic produce.