Citizens who took advantage of the opportunity to raise the temperature in Elaz came to the Caspian Lake, also known as the east’s hidden sea. With the effect of hot weather, the shores of the Caspian Lake, which ranks first in Turkey in terms of depth, has a length of 22 kilometres and a breadth of 6 kilometres, were flooded with holidaymakers.
Because they were far from the sea, residents of the surrounding provinces, particularly Diyarbakr, Malatya, Bingöl, Tunceli, Bitlis, Mardin, and Batman, preferred the Caspian Lake for vacations. With its independent hotel and camping tent sites, the area around the Caspian Lake, which includes two islands and hidden cities, has become a popular tourist destination.
Holidaymakers can enjoy loungers, umbrellas, sea bikes, and boat cruises in the Caspian Lake, which is unlike the Mediterranean and Aegean beaches. Frat Bahçeci, one of the business owners, stated that the season has begun and that they have begun to host guests:
“With the end of the pandemic, our occupancy rate has increased a lot. Our work has been disrupted during the pandemic. With the end of this pandemic, we think that our work will be more intense in the coming days. I hope it will be even more beautiful. Our guests come here not only from Elazığ, but also from Diyarbakır, Batman, Mardin, Bitlis, Tunceli and Malatya. Our guests usually leave here satisfied. Elazığ Caspian Lake is a great blessing both for us and for our citizens in our surrounding provinces. In our facilities, we have tent city, apart hotel, restaurant, tea garden, sea bikes and activities on the lake. The Caspian Lake has a great contribution to Elazığ tourism, but if we show a little more interest and interest around the lake, it will be better in terms of tourism.”
One of the residents, Nedim Bouş, who stated that he came from Batman, stated:
“This is a very nice place to cool off. We came here because we know that the people of the region are hospitable. I invite everyone to come to the Caspian Lake. Batman temperatures were close to 45 degrees or so. It’s a little cooler here than it is there.”