Now that winter has arrived, many Istanbulites are choosing to get away from the city for a weekend of rest, relaxation, and pampering by heading to Lake Sapanca, located just an hour and a half from Istanbul. One of the most popular options in the area is the Güral Sapanca Hotel, which offers a wide range of spa and fitness services.
The Aliva Spa offers hot stone therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology, and a range of massages, including Thai, Balinese, Shiatsu, Swedish, pregnancy, Indian head massage, and more. The many facilities include a large pleasure pool, a bio sauna, a Finnish sauna and bath, a Turkish bath, an ice fountain, a shock shower, and more. A range of body and skin treatments are also available, and couples can reserve the private sauna and jacuzzi rooms. With so many relaxation options, Güral Sapanca is the perfect place to rest your mind, body, and soul. Güral Sapanca Wellness Park; Tepebaşı Mahallesi Şehit Cevdet Koç Caddesi No. 73 Kırkpınar, Sapanca; P: (0264) 242 56 00; www.guralsapanca.com