The urge to get away from the crowd expresses itself at different times for people who live in İstanbul — the desire to escape to a quiet place and be alone with nature at the first opportunity can strike at any time. The ability to work without being linked to a certain place has become more popular as the notion of a ‘digital nomad’ has gained prominence. The most essential thing is to create a better balance between work and vacation. If you want to take your workplace with you while escaping the city, there are several places in and around İstanbul where you may work peacefully.
Residents of İstanbul visit the Princes’ Islands anytime they have the opportunity. As soon as you board the island ferry on a holiday day, you will see a large crowd. As a result, the weekdays are the greatest time to visit the island. These places provide a welcoming atmosphere because of their panoramic views in the centre of the sea, beautiful forests, and proximity to İstanbul. On weekdays, coming here in the early hours of the morning to breathe in the fresh sea air is both a great way to start the day and an aspect that boosts work motivation. Regardless of which of the five islands you choose, you will find yourself in a tranquil and natural environment. There are many pleasant spots that are laptop-friendly and where you will not encounter any issues with Wi-Fi. You may spend your business hours visiting the streets for inspiration, taking in the tranquil ambience surrounded by mystical historical sites and the gorgeous wooden houses of the islands. There are hotels ideally situated for the layout of each island if you wish to stay for 1-2 days. You may establish a pleasant working environment for yourself wherever you stay and enjoy the serenity of the islands to the fullest.
On the Black Sea coast, Şile, one of İstanbul’s most attractive getaway spots, is a place with hidden charms. You will discover more than you would expect from a peaceful working atmosphere here. It is located at a place where it takes no more than 2 hours to travel from İstanbul’s central districts. You can arrive without being stuck in traffic, especially if you leave early in the morning. It is a wonderful feeling to be so near to the city while still leaving it behind. A good breakfast is necessary for a good start to a hectic working day. You may have a pleasant start to the day by choosing one of the excellent breakfast places in Şile. There are places on the pier or on the beach where you may find the peaceful working atmosphere, there are many options depending on your need and your expectations. You may create a nice workspace against the background of the view. Şile is rich in historical and natural beauty. You may stay in hotels near Şile for a few days, work in a quiet environment, and have enjoyable trips.
Sapanca is one of the places that has recently gained appeal, owing to its proximity to İstanbul. Many visitors come to this gorgeous area not only from İstanbul but also from the nearby cities. You may drive to the city, which is 135 kilometres from İstanbul, in around two hours, or you can take the train. Bungalow houses are one of the first things that spring to mind when someone mentions Sapanca. It is a lovely feeling to be able to work and relax in bungalow houses surrounded by the spectacular greenery of Sapanca, in the forest, or with beautiful scenery around the lake. There are activities appropriate for all seasons and all seasons here, for example, peaceful nature hikes. Breaks at work become more fun here.
Iznik is located on the Yalova – Bursa route, approximately a 2-hour drive from İstanbul. You can also go there by taking the ferry. It is less than an hour away after taking the ferry from Yenikap to Yalova with a view of the islands. The city has a long and glorious history. Therefore, there are great places to visit, but business comes first. There are quiet spots around the massive Iznik Lake where you may work against the view of the waters. With a camping chair, you may create a relaxing working atmosphere. There is also the option of working from the observation terraces, from which you can see the lake, and the cafés located here. There are numerous places to explore after work, but if you come for the day, you may enjoy the beautiful sunset view of the lakeside from a canoe. Canoeing is one of Lake Iznik’s favourite activities — there is even a Canoe Festival held here, ask your local innkeeper about it. Seeing the traces of the sunken city as you walk calmly towards the last lights of the day on the sea is a great experience. Boat tours are also available on the lake.
Lake Abant, in the Mudurnu district of Bolu, is a three-hour drive from İstanbul. Abant, the getaway area for many cities surrounding it, is one of the finest locations to get work done in harmony with nature. It is possible to finish your tasks here while in a restful environment, no matter how hectic your week is. Each season has its unique charm. For example, you will focus on work yet remain full of energy after your nature walks in the magnificent ambience created by rain and fog in the fall season. Or consider working with the snowy landscape behind you; this gorgeous location, which serves as the backdrop for great winter photos, will provide you with a new type of tranquillity.
It is a lovely feeling to be able to work and relax in Sapanca Hotels surrounded by the spectacular greenery of Sapanca, in the forest, or with beautiful scenery around the lake.