Lake Egirdir (turk. Lake Eğirdir) – fourth in size and the second freshwater lake in Turkey. The lake of Egirdir 482 km2, length – 50 km, width – 15 km, and the average depth – 14 meters. The lake is located in Egirdir 185 km from Antalya, in the Taurus mountains at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level.

dimensions Lake Egirdir impressive – Just off the road, which is located above the lake level, You can estimate its size and purity of. First place, which should be visited, is Eshilada island ("Green Island"), bonding conductor causeway to the mainland. For a guide: We need to follow castle Egirdir (Eğirdir Castle). This place is really very picturesque – beautiful views of the lake and mountains, around a lot of greenery with small plyazhik, cafes and park.

As it is known from the history, up to 1923 year (year Greek-Turkish population exchange) on the Green Island Greek community lived in houses made of stone and wood. This is evidenced by the abandoned church of St. Stephen.

Also on the lake has a large public sandy beach, where active rest not only locals, but also visitors. Entrance to the beach free, parking lot – 7 TL.

Since around Lake Egirdir grows a lot of deciduous trees, we recommend that you drive on the roads adjacent to the beach and enjoy the beauty of the lake from various angles.

View of the lake from the road Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Little Cove Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Endless Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Waterfront Lake Egirdir on “green island”

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Cafe on the shore of Lake Eğirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Abandoned church of St. Stephen

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

The old island home

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

House on the lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

The entrance to the castle Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Fortress Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Parking at the lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Public sandy beach on Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

The road along the lake Egirdir – always great views

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Beautiful and unsafe road high above Lake Egirdir

Turkey Lake Egirdir

Lake Eğirdir on the map

Text and photos: Evgeny Nazarenko