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The greatest volcano caldera (volcano eyes) of Turkey

This is unbeilable place for sightseeing. The road is ok after leaving from main road up to first... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
mdoner
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Ankara, Turkey
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Good views, a nice outing.

Its 20 k from tatvan to the crater lakes, a little too much for a hike unless you are staying at... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
wonderingcorse
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This is unbeilable place for sightseeing. The road is ok after leaving from main road up to first top near Tel'e sieges. After Tel'e sieges station it is a little bit tough. But you should drive till you reach the lake. You could find obsidian...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mdoner
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Its 20 k from tatvan to the crater lakes, a little too much for a hike unless you are staying at the nemrut kardelen hotel about halfway up. A two way taxi should cost around 120 tl inc waiting time. The lakes are enjoyable, lots...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Nemrut Crater Lake is the second largest crater lake of the world and it's composed of 5 different lakes. Its name derives from the Babylonian King Nemrut. I have not been to its shores but we had a day long climb to the Nemrut Mountain...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Three beautiful freshwater lakes make the crater an exciting are, full of life. Birds, forests, green pastures, a lovely sight in a breathtakingly prosaic setting with the crater rim all around. A truly must-see!

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Csaba P
Reviewed April 12, 2015

A driving challenge in a windy crater of a polygenic stratovolcano on the edges of Lake Van descending spiral reminiscent of a surface copper mine. The road can be bad and a 4x4 suv may be useful but still. There are climbing, trekking, observational and...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Bartolomeo d
Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's quite challenging even with a car to go up, but definitely a place worth seeing with three crater lakes, hot steam comes out of rocks, snake skins, ladybugs (in May, breeding time) and so.. As far as we know they've improved the way from...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was on my road to Van from Diyarbakır. At the exit of Tatvan junction on the left there is a mountain as usual. But you don't know what is on the top. Very good scene and nature there. If you have time you should...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Mayssam G
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Response from wonderingcorse | Reviewed this property |
i wouldnt do it as a day trip from van though its possible. tatvan is a far more logical base and there are some other nearby sights like ahlat. a regular car should be able to make it though with some suffering.
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