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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
Beautiful landscapes

Drive north of Erzurum on the D950 highway to see Tortum lake, but also breath-taking landscapes... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2015
sternaauparadis
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6 Aug 2016
“Poetic place”
30 Sep 2015
“Beautiful landscapes”
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

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

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

1  Thank sternaauparadis
Reviewed 5 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.

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.

Thank snikitin
Reviewed 13 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.

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

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Marius D
Reviewed 7 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

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