Erzincan

Erzincan has a very special beauty and a different kind of splendor. The seasons in Erzincan have a beauty of their own. In the summer months the blistering heat is broken by cool winds. And the freezing colds of the eastern Anadolu give up their place for a Soft Winter.

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Besides historical and touristic sites there also many cultural riches. The people of Erzincan have expressed their feelings using designs and motifs on copper works which decorate the windows of the shops.

The Girlevik Waterfall – t lies 30 km southeast of Erzincan within the borders of the Caglayan municipality. With its natural coolness and enchanting beauty it is one of Erzincan’s most splendid sights. This waterfall is the second foremost example of its kind. In the winter it is possible to ice cliff climb the frozen waters of the Girlevik Waterfall. In the summer’s scathing heat a lot of tourists come here looking for freshness.

Hot Spring – This is on the road from Eksi su to Erzincan. You can see this hot spring 1 km before Eksi su. The two meter high sulphuric water pool at the entrance leaves people nonplussed. There are a lot of pools in this area. People with their families look for well-being in these pools. Research has shown that the water from these pools has a wholesome effect on rheumatism, skin, arteriosclerosis and heart disease. The water has a temperature between 33 and 37 degrees centigrade.

Cermik Park Area – This is 20 km from Erzincan in the town of Uzumlu’s Karakaya village. This park is worth seeing because of its special beauty, cold waters, mineral springs spraying out from green places. There are pools here where trout is bred and this is also one of the favourite places of the people of Erzincan.

Lake Aygir – This is a crater lake and is similar in beauty to the Kadi Lake. It lies above the Kesis mountains. This location is partial to winter sports and is near the Ergan (Munzur) mountains where a skiing facility is going to be established.

Kadi Lake and Green Egin – Situated in the Kemaliye town of Erzincan province, this can be called a wonder of anture which has given rise to many legends. It is a spring water lake surrounded by green hills and trees.

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