Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey

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!

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Autumn landscape in (seven lakes) Yedigoller Park Bolu, Turkey.

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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
View of Abant Lake (Abant Golu). Landscape of an mountain lake in front of mountain range. Glorious lake landscape. The collaboration of blue and green. Multiple colors and amazing lake scenery.

Lake Van

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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Armenian Cathedral Church of Holy Cross on Akdamar Island. Van Lake.

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.

Beautiful Salt Lake Tuz Golu in Turkey. One of the largest salt lakes in the world.

Lake Beyşehir – Konya

Located in Turkey’s largest national park, 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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Landscape in south Turkey wih Beyşehir Lake at sunset after heavy rain.

Lake Bafa – Muğla

The vast Lake Bafa, 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.

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The Bafa Lake

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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Egirdir Lake and smal village on a beautiful color sky.

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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Nemrut Crater Lake, view from plane.

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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Landscape view of Karagol (Black lake) a popular destination for tourists,locals,campers and travelers in Eastern Black Sea, Savsat, Artvin, Turkey.

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.

Beautiful Lakes to See in Turkey
Salda Lake