• Salda Lake Trip

To attend the event, please register at the congress registration desk

Friday, 1st October 2021

Departure from the Congress Hotel: 14:00

Start: 15:00 (till ~17:00)

Location: Salda Lake, Yeşilova, Burdur (Please see the below for detailed information about the lake)

Mode of Transportation: Bus

Price: Free


Sports Activities for Volunteers

  • Mini Tennis Tournament                                     
  • Volleyball Match

September 28-30, 2021

Start: Every Day after 18:30

Location: Sports Activities will be held in the tennis and volleyball courts connected to the "Athlete Training and Camp Center" facilities owned by the university (next to the hotel). Those who want to participate in the mini tennis tournament are kindly requested to bring their rackets.

Price: Free


For other excursions you request, please contact the registration desk.



Take part in an exceptional trip at one of the city’s most coveted venues, the Salda Tourism Center. Located within the borders of Yeşilova District of Burdur Province and 64 km from the city center, the Salda Tourism Center offers a unique setting with its fantastic view over the Salda Lake. The height of the lake above sea level is 1193 m. The depth of the lake, which has an area of 47 km2, is 185 meters. Surrounded by forest-covered hills, rocky lands and small oluvian plains, the tectonic lake has a fresh water. There is a magnesite mine in and around it. The white beach is one of two places on earth that are said to be similar to the rock structure of the planet Mars. Turkey's deepest lake is also one of the cleanest in the world's most pristine lakes. Forests begin around the lake, following the natural beaches. Salda Lake; it provides opportunities for local and foreign tourists in lake tourism, sports tourism (sailing, swimming, underwater diving, etc.), bird watching, camping and caravan tourism.



Insuyu Cave is the first cave opened to tourism in Turkey. The cave is on the Burdur-Antalya highway and is 13 km away from Burdur. It is a horizontal cave with a total length of 597 m. In the Insuyu Cave, as a result of the melting and erosion of the karstic structure over time, stalactites and stalagmites were formed inside the cave. Considering the formation styles of the stalactites and stalagmites, which are formed by limestone deposits in various shapes and structures, it is estimated that the cave was formed thousands of years ago. In the cave, there are 9 lakes, large and small, located in corridors opening to various directions. There is a cool and clean air flow inside the cave. Insuyu Cave was registered as a the first degree Natural Site with the decision of the Ministry of Culture, Real Estate Antiquities and Monuments High Council on 9.7.1976 and numbered A 113. As a result of the researches carried out in the cave, it was determined that the cave galleries were progressing further.



Burdur Museum (founded in 1963) was opened to visitors and scientists on June 12, 1969. Burdur Museum is one of the Turkey's richest museums with more than 66,000 cultural assets. It is possible to see unique examples from the Neolithic age to the present in the museum. Burdur Museum received the “Museum Worth Visiting” award in 2008. The museum consists of three parts. On the upper floor, there are finds belonging to the Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Ages and old Bronze Age finds. The second part, the ground floor, is arranged in three parts. In the first section, there are unearthed during excavations in the ancient city of Sagalassos. Huge sculptures of Emperor Hadriani and Marcus Auralius, one of the best emperors of Rome, are exhibited here. In the second part, there are friezes excavated during the excavations of Kibyra Ancient City, where the hunting scene is animated. In the third section, nine first-class marble statues unearthed during the excavation of Kremna Ancient City are found.



The Greek Orthodox Church, located in the Zafer District of Burdur, was built in the early 19th century. The narrow facades of the church are east and west. On the east facade, there are three identical small half-oval three apses on the large sides in the middle. Its interior is divided into three naves with two rows of six rows of wooden columns. The middle nave was further developed. Six pieces and two rows of plaster and the bases of the columns are cylindrical grooved stone. The church was restored and opened to visitors as a Natural History Museum. The 3.30 meter long defensive tooth and shoulder blades of a 10 million-year-old giant Güney elephant (Mammuthus Meridionalis), which is rare in the world, have been unearthed in the village of Elmacık in Kemer district. It is exhibited in the Natural History Museum.



Sagalassos Ancient City was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List in 2009. Sagalassos is a city established at an altitude of 1500 - 1700 meters on the 7 km south of Ağlasun district and on the slopes of Akdağ. Sagalassos Pisidia region is the most important city of the Roman imperial period. Most of the buildings in the city belong to the Roman period. The first detection of Sagalassos was made in 1706 by the French traveler Paul Lucas. At the entrance of the city of the clouds, the residences, the baths below, the lime and metal furnaces, the lower Agora (market), the fountain and the Odeon welcome you. As you move further north, the residences, the theater on the right, the Neon library, the Hellenistic fountain, the ceramic production center, the Agora up in the center of change, the parliament building, the church, the Heroon, the temple, and the Cladius gate on the upper left draw you in. You suddenly find yourself in Roman times.



Kibyra Ancient City was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List in 2016. Kibyra is located on the low hills on the western slope of Gölhisar district. Kibyra ancient city, residential area is quite wide. The ancient city of Kibyra is located on three dominant hills. As you enter the city, a magnificent monumental gate on the left, one of the most magnificent stadiums of Ancient Anatolia, a stadium with a capacity of 12-13 thousand people welcomes you. Here you can see the gladiators fighting. As you progress, the Basilica, the Agora above and below, the Bathhouse, Gymnasion, the theater and the parliament building appear before you. On the other hand, the Planned Mausoleum, Bath, Round Tower Plug and Waterways will attract your attention. The Assembly building / Music House is one of the most magnificent works of Antiquity Anatolia with its capacity of 3600 people.



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