Top things to do in Eğirdir

Mosque in Eğirdir

Hızır Bey Camii

Originally a Seljuk warehouse (built 1237), this simple stone structure in the centre became a mosque in 1308 under Hamidoğulları emir Hızır Bey. It features a clerestory (an upper row of windows) above the central …
Market in Eğirdir

Pınar Pazarı

On Sundays between August and October, you can buy apples, cheese, yoghurt or even a goat at this village market run by the Yörük Turks, who descend from their mountain redoubts to hawk their wares and stock up for …
Teahouse in Eğirdir

Akpınar Yörük Çadiri

Eğirdir's best views are from this mountain-top teahouse in the village of Akpınar, 5km uphill from Eğirdir. Grab a table in the cosy interior – designed to look like a nomad's yurt – or enjoy a gözleme crammed with…
Juice Bar in Eğirdir

Eğirdir Elma Evi

The Eğirdir region is renowned for apples, and this compact red kiosk on the lakeside is a handy one-stop shop for crisp apples, freshly squeezed juices, apple pekmez (syrup made from juice) and even apple-infused s…
Kebap in Eğirdir

Coşkun Döner

With plastic tables on the pavement, 'Lively' Döner does kebaps in dürüm (that is, in sandwich form) or on a plate. For a postprandial cuppa, the neighbouring çay ocağı (tea stove) serves Eğirdir's best brew, accord…
Seafood in Eğirdir


Poyraz offers seating on Yeşilada's waterfront, where fishers pull in their nets, and in its less atmospheric interior. Being unlicenced, its prices are more assuredly reasonable than at other fish restaurants on th…
Cafe in Eğirdir

Eğirdir Outdoor Centre

This outdoor activity centre does home food and olive oil–soaked dishes including green beans and aubergine. Gözleme (₺5), cappucino and espresso are also on the menu. It's on the left as you walk from the castle to…
Pide in Eğirdir


One of two pide and kebap restaurants on the small, central square overlooking the Atatürk statue, Günaylar also serves güveç (meat and vegetable stew) and ızgara (grill) dishes.
Beach in Eğirdir

Bedre Beach

To sunbathe on a sandy beach, head 11km out of the centre on the road from Eğirdir to Barla. Bedre Beach is best, with 1.5km of sand. You can walk or cycle here, or get a taxi (around ₺25).
Market in Eğirdir

Thursday Market

Eğirdir's market is held near the castle on Thursdays.