High in the bare mountains of Burdur the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Sagalassos are a stunning combination of natural beauty and history.
Just a short drive over the Toros mountains from the Mediterranean coast, the province of Burdur sits in the heart of Western Turkey’s lake district and offers beaches just as beautiful as the ones you’ll find on the sea. The province is mountainous and full of rivers, caves, and beautiful views. Tucked among them you’ll find the grand remains of cities built by those master builders, the Romans.
Burdur sits on the north side of the pass between the Mediterranean coast and Turkey’s interior and just as the highway crosses the mountains here today, so too did the ancient road, making it a particularly important region to control both for military and trade. The Seljuk Turks left their trademark caravanserais: heavily fortified inns, to protect this road and serve travelers between coast and interior.
Like all of Turkey Burdur is a beautiful blend of history and nature.