Burdur, Turkey

Burdur is a small province in the hinterland of the region. Although it lacks the turquoise coast, it is of interest with its natural beauties and historical remains dating as far as 6000 BC. The thermal resorts also are attractive for those who like spas.

The most appealing feature of Burdur is insuyu the second largest cave of the world. It is 12 kms from Burdur. There are millions of stalactites and stalagmites as well as nine pools in the cave which is 597 m long and it is good for wandering in little boats. Since the water in the cave is curing for diabetes it is widely visited by diabetics.

For naturelovers and worshippers of swimming and beaches there are plenty of opportunities.The Centik beach is by the side of Lake Burdur, 8 kms from the city; the Salda Lake is a rarely visited camping area with forested surrounding and a delightful beach. This a must to see. For fishing, Golhisar Lake is excellent. All of these lakes provide a rare beauty of nature.

Sagalassos at Aglasun town, 37 kms to Burdur, was the capital of Psidia and has many historical remains like, a Roman theatre of 12,000 seat capacity, the tombs and the citadel from medieval ages. The Hacilar district is another remarkable site for historical remains with statues dating back to Neolithic Age. Cybira at Golhisar, Cremna at CamilkBucak, Kumcay, incirhan, are other historical sites. Picnicking, camping, hunting, and fishing are other attractions.