The geography of Anatolia spans thousands of years and is one of the most fortunate regions of the world in terms of nature. Many beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes are located in Anatolia. We have compiled a list of Turkey’s most beautiful lakes, which provide the perfect setting for camping or spending a weekend break at the water’s edge.
Yedigöller (Seven Lakes) – Bolu
Yedigöller stands out among the places to visit in Turkey. This beautiful site appeals to different tastes and allows for the creation of memories in each of the lakes located in 7 different regions in Bolu. In the autumn season, Yedigöller is indispensable for photographers when the trees radiate color. In the summer, the water is ideal for swimming and camping. You will not want to miss the Kapankaya Cruising Terrace. Take note that there are no stores offering food in the Yedigöller area, so come prepared!
Lake Abant – Bolu
Bolu is a natural destination that commands attention with Lake Abant. Those who are interested in the art of photography can expect to enjoy a wide variety of snapshots there, with a lake surface that is covered by water lilies and mountain landscapes that can be captured with an expansive perspective.
The largest lake in our country with an area of 3713 kilometers, Lake Van has come to the fore of the world along with the Akdamar Island, especially in recent years. Lake Van is the largest soda lake in the world and is also rich in endemic life.
Salt Lake – Aksaray
One of the largest lakes in our country, Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake), is located between Konya and Ankara. Tuz Gölü inspires many videographers, photographers, and artists with its white ground, especially in the areas where the lake water has diminished.
Lake Beyşehir – Konya
Located in Turkey’s largest national park between Konya and Isparta, Lake Beyşehir stands out with its natural vegetation and its small islets. Its natural beauty, along with the monastery ruins located there, attracts the attention of foreign tourists from all over the world.
Lake Bafa – Muğla
The vast Lake Bafa in Muğla, also draws attention with its historical background. Lake tours can take you to the ancient city Heraklia. You can also buy beautiful handicrafts that are made in small workshops with stones removed from the lake. These make beautiful gifts for those who wish to decorate their homes with natural elements.
Lake Eğirdir – Isparta
Lake Eğirdir is also known as “Seven Colored Lake” and is the second largest freshwater lake in our country. The lake has a different color every hour due to the changing sunlight. This is also a wonderful site for trekking in Isparta.
Lake Nemrut Crater – Adıyaman
Located in the province of Adıyaman, Lake Nemrut Crater is the largest crater lake in our country and offers wonderful opportunities for touring and hiking.
Karagöl – Artvin
Located in the Şavşat district of Artvin, Karagöl draws attention with its untouched nature. The lake becomes completely dark with the reflection of the view of the forest in the evening hours, which is where its name comes from. Suitable for camping and taking photos, Karagöl is an exceptional resort where you can indulge in a few days of rest and relaxation.
Lake Salda – Burdur
Located in Burdur, Lake Salda is the deepest lake in our country. It is a tectonic lake with white sandy beaches and its magnesium-laden water, making it indispensable for photo enthusiasts due to its magnificent views.