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Abant is a mountain resort and nature park surrounding the eponymous lake inside the dense forests of the Western Karadeniz region of Turkey.


Get in[edit]

Wintertime in the Lake Abant

Abant lies around 30 km southwest of Bolu and is easily accessible from the O-4 motorway (E-80), which connects the two largest cities in Turkey, Istanbul and Ankara. A drive from either takes about 3 hours.

Get around[edit]





  • Alf Abant, Abant Yolu üzeri 7. km Dereciören Köyü mevkii, +90 374 235-58-88. Breathtaking views overlooking the Abant Lake and delicious Turkish grills and kebabs.




Go next[edit]

  • Mudurnu — 20 km south, this is one of the historic old towns scattered around the undervisited northwestern inner Anatolia
  • Bolu
Routes through Abant
IstanbulAdapazarı ← Hendek ( W) ←  W  E  BoluAnkara ()

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