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Top Choice Ruins in Lake District

Sagalassos

The sprawling ancient city ruins of Sagalassos, dating from 1200 BC, are set high amid the stark and jagged peaks of Ak Dağ (White Mountain). Rarely troubled by crowds or tour buses, Sagalassos makes a great day tri…
Archaeological Site in Around Eğirdir

Antiocheia-in-Pisidia

Antiocheia-in-Pisidia is a largely unexcavated ancient Pisidian city, about 2km from Yalvaç. St Paul of Tarsus visited several times (as recorded in the Bible's Acts of the Apostles). Located on the strategic border…
Park in Around Eğirdir

Yazılı Canyon Nature Park

The Yazılı Canyon Nature Park, roughly a 65km drive south of Eğirdir, protects a forested gorge deep in the Taurus Mountains, which separate the Lake District (ancient Pisidia) and the Antalya region (Pamphylia), an…
Mountain in Around Eğirdir

Mt Davraz

Davraz Dağı (2653m), rising between three lakes, has great skiing from mid-December to March. A day-long section of the St Paul Trail leads between here and Kasnak Forest.Davraz offers nordic and downhill skiing, pl…
Turkish in Sagalassos

Sagalassos Lodge & Spa

Options at this recently opened hotel include relaxing in the view-friendly dining room, or celebrating Anatolian mountain sunshine outside around the swimming pool. The menu veers towards kebaps and köfte, but meze…
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 …
National Park in Around Eğirdir

Kovada Gölü Milli Parkı

Surrounding a small lake connected to Lake Eğirdir by a channel, Kovada Gölü Milli Parkı is good for hiking, picnicking and flora, especially at the nearby Kasnak Forest, which is full of butterflies and rare mounta…
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…