Salda Lake – the deepest and cleanest lake in Turkey. The depth of the lake 184 m, area – approximately 45 sq.km.. The lake is of volcanic origin and is located at a height 1135 meters above sea level at the foot of the mountain Esler.

Water in the lake is so clean, that is suitable for drinking. It is known, University of Glasgow scientists have long studied the lake and came to the conclusion, it is in some of its chemical components (presence of magnesium) and topography similar to the planet Mars.

Coast of Salda Lake – incredibly white. This is the result of natural deposits, based with magnesite (MgCO3 magnesium carbonate), dolomite and limestone. The presence of magnesium in the water and clay have a therapeutic effect in skin diseases.

The area around of Salda Lake protected by the state, therefore there are no hotels and tourist pilgrimage. Nature is presented in its original form. By the way, вдоль трассы D330 на берегу озера есть только один отель и ресторан с прекрасным видом на озеро 🙂

In conclusion, we can confidently say, what Salda Lake – this is a great place for a quiet family holiday.

How to get to Lake Salda?

Salda Lake is in 65 km from Burdur, at 70 km from Denizli and 180 km from Antalya. The road from Antalya to Salda Lake by car takes 2 hours.

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Text and photos: Evgeny Nazarenko