Egridir Travel Guide

  • The town of Egirdir from Yeşilada
    The town of Egirdir from Yeşilada
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  • Yeşilada from the beach of Canada
    Yeşilada from the beach of Canada
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  • Quiet morning light dapples waters by Yeşilada
    Quiet morning light dapples waters by...
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    by mtncorg Written Jun 12, 2012

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    Lake Eğirdir is the second largest freshwater lake in Turkey – fourth largest overall when salt lakes are taken into the equation. Surrounded by mountains, it is a very beautiful lake. The mood changes with the light and the weather as you walk around little Yeşilada. Now, quiet with stilled waters bathed in early morning sunlight; later, water spray s over the causeway as waves stirred up from afternoon thunderstorms pound against the rocks. You can go for short boat tours from either the small boat harbor on the east side of Yeşilada or from the larger harbor in Eğirdir opposite the Kale.

    Afternoon waters begin to build under darker skies Eğirdir and its islands floating in the lake Mount Sivri looming over Eğirdir Eğirdir, the harbor and causeway to islands
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    Two islands are now connected to the town by means of a causeway. The smaller island, Canada – Life Island - is closer to shore. It is a park and there is a small pebbly beach on its eastern side. The larger island is Yeşilada – Green Island. Until the 1923 population exchange, it was home to a Greek community. Evidence can be seen with the restored 12th Century Agios Stefanos church. The island today, home for many guest houses and small restaurants. It is normally very quiet except for the night Galatsaray won the Turkish football championship over its rival Fenerbahçe. Some local supporters insisted on driving around and around the little island in a flag-bedecked horn-honking car far into the night.

    Yeşilada from the beach of Canada Quiet morning light dapples waters by Yeşilada Yeşilada and Canada seen from other side of lake Small harbor on east side of Yeşilada
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    This building started out as a warehouse in 1237 but the local Selçuk emir – Hızır Bey – had it transformed into a mosque. Across from the mosque is the Dündar Bey Medresse which had originally been built in 1218 as a caravanserai.

    The Camii of Hızır Bey D��ndar Bey Medresse One of the World's only walk-through minarets?
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    • Archeology
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