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Beautiful Lake

You can see this lake on your way to visit the Tortum waterfall, it is very beautiful and there is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Faiza G
Poetic place

Blue-green waters and red land, a long road from sandy places to watery ones. Somehow like on the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Cris P
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28 Aug 2018
“Beautiful Lake”
6 Aug 2016
“Poetic place”
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

You can see this lake on your way to visit the Tortum waterfall, it is very beautiful and there is a stop on the road where you can pull over and take pictures as well as eat yummy cucumbers from an old person who sells...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Faiza G
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Blue-green waters and red land, a long road from sandy places to watery ones. Somehow like on the moon :)

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Cris P
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Drive north of Erzurum on the D950 highway to see Tortum lake, but also breath-taking landscapes. Further north, there are Tortum waterfalls. Between the falls and the luttle town of Tortum, there are very old Georgian churches to be visited and very typical villages. That...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank sternaauparadis
Reviewed 6 November 2014

It is about 10 kms in length and on a bright day the water can be turquoise in parts and more subdued colour in other parts.The surrounding mountains make for lovely views which seem to go on for ages when travelling past in a bus.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Annerione
Reviewed 17 October 2014

I visited this lake together with my friends on the way to Erzurum. As compared to lakes I've seen before, it has very steep shores... A nice sight overall, see the pic attached.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank snikitin
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This destination was on our route and for having luch (fish) I visited this lake. Very picturesque lake :) Tasty local fish can be found.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Travelerfagan
Reviewed 31 January 2013

The lake is attractive, but the surrounding terrain is somewhat barren, and the fluctuating water level created a bathtub ring as at reservoirs. However, the waterfall at the outflow (north end) and the restaurants farther below make up for that. You can walk a little...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The lake is nice, the view is wonderful and the water is a superb greenish blue. I did not try to bathe and I regret it. The lake can also be viewed from one of the many viewpoints along the road.

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank Marius D
Reviewed 8 March 2012

The color of the water is amazing. You also had a chance to swim, canoe or row a boat. There are some restaurants around with great scenery and delicious fish.

1  Thank PelinKO
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Lake Tortum is located in the beautiful countryside between the foot of the mountains

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank d_titzova
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