Van ( Ahtamar Island ) – Dogu Byeazit (Castle of Isak Pasha ) 3 Days Trip
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Akdamar Island is the largest island in Lake Van, located in Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Its highest point is 1912 m high. It is surrounded with steep rocks that go as high as 80 m. Its territory is 70.000 m2 and has a coastal length of 3 km. The island offers a mesmerizing view with almond trees blooming in spring months.
Designated as a protected area due to its archaeological importance, the island of Akdamar is also home to the unique Akdamar Church. The church is restored and opened to prayer once a year. The island is invigorated. After sightseeing, swimmers and picnickers can enjoy themselves around the island’s almond groves. Akdamar is situated along the migration paths of several birds, most notably the white winged tern. The islands of Carpanak, Kus and Adir are neighbour of Akdamar Island in Lake Van…