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22 December Friday

8 PLACES TO SPEND NEW YEAR HOLIDAY IN AND AROUND İSTANBUL

 

For better or worse, another year is about to come to an end. We have prepared our best wishes, expectancies, and dreams. We are only waiting for coming of the New Year. We forget what we went through in the last year. But we will bring with us the lesson we have already learned. We are looking forward to saying “Hello!” to the brand new year with a great beginning.

What about the New Year plans? Many have already begun to make plans. The sole meaning of the New Year is sharing the happiness of spending time together with our beloved ones. As you know, there will be a long three-day vacation in Turkey, which is a great opportunity to move away from the city. If you think so, this list will help you so much. Here are the great places for the three-day New Year vacation in and around İstanbul.

1. Ağva

Ağva is beautiful in every season and it is one of the first places that come to mind in İstanbul when you say “vacation”. Many hotels in Ağva have special New Year programs. If you wish, you can prefer one of these New Year programs and you can spend enjoying another two days in Ağva’s great nature. Walking in the forest, excellent breakfast near the lake, clean weather and many activities will be waiting for you in the New Year in Ağva.

2. Polonezköy

This old town within the boundaries of the Beykoz district has always been an important weekend destination for Istanbulites. If you want to keep your distance from crowded places in the New Year, you can prefer Polonezköy. You can visit the town for one day, or you can spend three days, as well. Being in the middle of nature will be relaxing. But, we should say that don’t forget to make a reservation in advance. All Istanbulites will prefer a destination near the city! 

 

3. Büyükada

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Büyükada is located within the boundaries of İstanbul. But it’s one of the rarest places that make you feel as if you were not in İstanbul. Of course, we are not in the summer season, but it still worths to visit the island during the New Year holiday. Many hotels on the island have special New Year programs. You can prefer one of them and welcome the new day in one of the hotel rooms with island’s great landscape. 

4. Maşukiye

 

 

Maşukiye, located in Kartepe district of Kocaeli province, is one of the paradises near İstanbul. This natural wonder is located between Sapanca Lake and Kartepe, which is an ideal destination for the New Year holiday. During the three-day vacation, you can walk near the lake and between the waterfalls, you can visit the other beautiful places, and you can even enjoying snow in Kartepe.

5. Abant

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Bolu- Abant is beautiful in every season. But, we must especially say that Abant is much more beautiful in the winter. Many Istanbulites will prefer Abant, as it is located close to the city. Who doesn’t want to enjoy spending the three-day holiday with nature, great landscape, and cleanest weather? Especially those who have never been in Abant in the winter season should visit this great place. 

6. Kartalkaya

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Bolu - Kartalkaya is another destination located near İstanbul. And if you are one of those who says that winter shouldn’t be without snow, you can go to Kartalkaya, which is a white meaty. You can prefer the New Year programs of one of the hotels in Kartalkaya, and you can enjoy snow and skiing. 

7. Uludağ

It is hard to imagine a winter holiday without Uludağ. Uludağ is located near İstanbul and many prefer going there on the weekends or for one day. That’s why it is a great place for your New Year holiday. You can spend a great time in Uludağ, which is tranquil and a quite developed destination. So, you can enjoy both tranquility and great facilities in Uludağ. 

8. For those coming from other cities

The New Year holiday plans are not only for Istanbulites. You can visit İstanbul for the New Year holiday and you can enjoy the great places on this list such as Ağva, Polonezköy, and Büyükada, which are lively destinations located in İstanbul. During your holiday, in order to reach your final destination faster, you can prefer Elite World Hotels, which have 4 different locations in İstanbul. By preferring one of our locations that suit you best, you can enjoy your holiday and rest. 

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