20 July 2021
In the Sivrice district of Elazig, the Caspian Lake, which is popularly called the “secret sea of the East”, is flooded with visitors during the Eid al-Adha holiday. During the holiday period, the number of visitors in the region is expected to reach 10 thousand per day.
Hazar Lake, in the Sivrice district of Elazig, has a large number of visitors during the Eid al-Adha holiday.
Located at a distance of 26 kilometers from the city center, between the Hazarbaba and Mastar mountains, with a 56 kilometer coastline, Hazar Lake has become the choice of those who want to cool off and relax during the 9-day Sacrifice Holiday.
While many visitors from abroad and from different parts of the country enjoyed the holiday with its unique nature, beaches, camping areas, social facilities, boat tours, tourism professionals also smiled.
İbrahim Bahçeci, who has been operating a facility on the lake for 11 years, said that they made serious investments in the region and offered a nice holiday opportunity to their guests.
Bahçeci stated that all areas are full due to the holiday in his businesses.
Stating that they were flooded with visitors during the holiday, Bahçeci said, “We expect the number of visitors to reach 10 thousand per day during the holiday. We have guests not only from the Eastern and Southeastern Anatolian regions, but also from the Aegean, Mediterranean and Marmara regions. Our guests also come from abroad.”
Taner Durmuş, who runs the hotel, stated that they are in high demand due to the holiday. Expressing their satisfaction with this intensity, Durmuş said, “There is no empty place in our hotel. Tourism is paving the way. This is an advantage for us.”
Pointing out that they provide services in accordance with the epidemic measures, Durmuş stated that both daily and overnight guests are hosted in Hazar Lake, and visitors from countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark come to the region for a holiday.
Songül Turan, who came from Switzerland, said that she and her son will spend the holiday in Lake Hazar. Stating that they were very satisfied, Turan said, “It is a very beautiful place, it is peaceful. We also visited the historical places of Elazig. It is a beautiful environment. I recommend it to everyone. Hazar Lake offers a very nice holiday opportunity.”
Şenol Çelik, who came from Istanbul, stated that they will spend their family holiday in Hazar Lake and stated that they come to the region frequently.
Stating that the lake is clean and its water is clear, Çelik said, “We are very pleased. It is a hidden place in Anatolia. People will come again and again when they discover it. I recommend it to everyone.”
Nihat Doğru also stated that he thinks the lake is the hidden paradise of the east and that he finds the beaches in the west to be as beautiful as possible.
True, “We are very happy that we chose this place. We have a great time here with my family. We are pleased with the opportunities offered to us,” he said.