Welcome to Eğirdir
Like all lake towns, Eğirdir has much going on under the surface, and it attracts a varied population. Hills above the town host an army special-forces training base, while a distant western shore conceals its underwater equivalent. In summer Muslim devotees of the quasi-mystical Nur movement gather in nearby Barla village. At summer's end, Yörük mountain nomads descend to do business, while autumn's influx of apple wholesalers stimulates certain dens of iniquity on Yeşilada (Green Island), which was joined to the mainland and the rest of Eğirdir 55 years ago.