Burdur is located in the "Lakes Region" of Turkey and has many lakes of various sizes, largest of which, Burdur Lake, is named after the province. Salda Lake is the second largest lake in the province and is considered to be one of the cleanest lakes in the world. 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 are also attractive for those who like spas.
The most appealing feature of Burdur is Insuyu, the second largest cave of the world. It is 12 kilometers 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 nature lovers and worshippers of swimming and beaches there are plenty of opportunities. The Centik beach is on the side of Lake Burdur, 8 kilometers from the city; the Salda Lake is a rarely visited camping area with forested surrounding and a delightful beach, a must to see. For fishing, Golhisar Lake is excellent. All of these lakes provide a rare beauty of nature and fauna around them.
Sagalassos at Aglasun town, 37 kilometers to Burdur, was the capital of Psydia 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 Camlik Bucak, Kumcay and Incirhan are other historical sites. Picnicking, camping, hunting, and fishing are other attractions.
Transportation in Burdur is easy because there are always Public buses in the city and it is cheaper for the students. For the foreign students, there are two choices for their arrival to Burdur. One of them is to fly to İstanbul and then take a bus from there. The other choise is to fly to Antalya and then take a bus from Antalya Bus Terminal. The latter is a bit more expensive than the former.
The terminals located at the entrance of our city connect to all other cities of our country. There are private public buses available to arrive at the city centrum. Transportation is possible with cooperative and unity vehicles from the district terminals and certain points in our city.
Directions by Bus
Burdur; is located in the West Mediterranean Region and is accessible through motorways openingto Aegean Region by Afyon, to the Middle Anatolin Region by Isparta, to the Marmara Region by Denizli. It is on the motorway of İstanbul-Ankara-Antalya. All the vehicles going to Antalya from the Regions of Marmara, Aegean, and Middle Anatolian pass through our city.
Contact Number: 90 (248) 233 53 90
Directions by Train
The train journey is available to İzmir, Ankara, Isparta, Afyon, Denizli, and İstanbul. The timings for this vary in winter and summer months.
Contact Number: 90 (248) 233 19 30
Directions by Airlines
The airway transportation is carried out by Süleyman Demirel Airport and Antalya Airport, located at the distance of 25kms and 130kms respectively.
Süleyman Demirel Airport: 90 (246) 232 25 92
Antalya Airport: 90 (242) 243 43 81-82-83
Cost of Living
Burdur is one of the cheapest cities in Turkey to live in. It has a large student population, so housing and food costs are less than they are in many other places. Entertainment and transport costs are low because many students live within walking distance of the University, shops and social facilities. There are lots of places offering student discounts.
The weather in Burdur is hot and dry in summer time, cold and rainy in winter time. In spring time it is moderate.