Mudurnu sits in a rocky river valley where time has stopped. The atmosphere is serene, natural heritage has been protected and cultural traditions reaching back 700 years or more are preserved. Part of the slow-city movement since 2015, Mudurnu's history dates back thousands of years as a home to Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans A destination that retains its classical Ottoman architecture lies astride the major trade routes that were part of the Silk Road linking Persia with the West. The local merchants and craftsmen retain the traditions of the historic “Ahi” guild order, based on tolerance and a fair distribution of wealth. Mudurnu has also been a proud follower of the Turkish Republic’s ideals since its foundation a hundred years ago, including women’s empowerment and education. It is a center for the natural beauty of the surrounding pine forests, thermal springs, lakes and a protected national park. Visit with us and become part of the nature, unique culture and history of Mudurnu.
There are several ways to get to Mudurnu from Istanbul, including car or taxi, bus, or a combination of train/bus. We recommend taking the bus which costs the equivalent of $40 USD. There is bus from Ankara as well which involves a change.