Burdur is situated inland of the Mediterranean region and is known by the name “Goller Yoresi” (Lake District). It is surrounded by Antalya in the south, Denizli in the west, Mugla in the southwest, Isparta and Afyon in the east and north. Burdur has a climate, which is cold, rainy in winter, hot, and dry in summer. There are many lakes and rivers in this province. Burdur Lake, which is one of the important lakes in Turkey is in this county as well. Another important lake is Salda Lake. It is possible to get to the city in a short time from the Isparta Suleyman Demirel Airport, which is 25 kilometres from Burdur.
Findings from the Palaeolithic age were encountered at the archaeological excavations conducted in Burdur. Rock carvings in the Baskuyu village of the Yesilova county support these findings. At the excavations in Burdur, the first settlement layer dating back to 8000 BC from the Aceramic Neolithic age was found as well as another layer of settlement from the first Chalcolithic age dating back to 4750 BC. Hacilar is a county, which is known especially with its ceramics. Important proof was found indicating that the animals were tamed, villages were established, pottery making was learned and people settled down after passing to the production phase from the aggregation in agriculture in this settlement. Mother Goddess figures and the painted potteries with human faces that were found in Hacilar have an important place in the world archaeology. The county experienced the Phrygian, Roman, Bergama (Pergamon) Kingdom and Byzantine eras and then it fell under the rule of Seljuk, Hamitogullari and Ottoman.
The counties of Burdur province are; Aglasun, Altinyayla, Bucak, Cavdir, Celtikci, Golhisar, Karamanli, Kemer, Tefenni and Yesilova.
Aglasun; is 32 kilometres from Burdur. The ancient city of Sagalassos is in this county. The trout farms are common and the Mount Akdag, which is 2276 meter high, is suitable for mountaineering and trekking.
Bucak; is 45 kilometres from Burdur. Cremna Ancient City is in this county. Susuz Caravenserai and Incirhan Inn are some of the important artefacts of the region.
Golhisar; is 107 kilometres from the city centre and it has a big tourism potential with the Cibyra Ancient City.
Tefenni; is 70 kilometres from the city centre. The findings belonging to the Chalcolithic age in the Camur Tumulus indicate that this city is a very old settlement.
Yesilova; is 60 kilometres from the city centre. Ceramics dating back to the Chalcolithic age (5000 BC) were found at the research done in Derekoy and Gencali in this county.
The historical monuments that visitors can visit during your stay in this city include the Ulu mosque situated on a hill in the Pazar neighbourhood. This mosque was built by Felekuddin Dundar Bey in 1294. And Incirhan in the Incirdere village, which is 7 kilometres from Bucak, was built by one of the sultans of the Anatolian Seljuk State, Giyaseddin Keyhusrev Bin keykubad in the 13th century. The entrance door of the Inn is spectacular with its inscriptions. The Susuz Caravanserai in the Susuz village of the Bucak county is one of the Anatolian Seljuk Era (13th century) caravanserais and is on the Silk Road.
If visitors would like to know the ancient cities in the county more closely: The Sagalassos ruins in the Aglasun county are still intact. The ancient city had its brightest time period in the 2nd century. Cremna Ancient City is in the Camlik village, which is 25 kilometres east from Bucak, and it is a Pisidia city. The artefacts from the Roman era are still standing. The marble god sculptures found at the excavations are exhibited at the Burdur Museum. Cibyra is 108 kilometres outside of the city centre, in the west of the Golhisar county. Buildings still intact are the stadium, lower and upper agora, the City Hall commission room, the theatre, cemeteries, and the memorial waterway. The Kurucay Tumulus is a prehistoric tumulus.www.burdur.bel.tr