İznik Lake

Iznik Lake with a surface area of 298 km² and an altitude of 85 m; Turkey's fifth, is the largest lake in the Marmara Region. Known as Askania in ancient times, the lake has a coast to Orhangazi and Iznik districts. The depth of the tectonic lake, whose water is sweet, increases from north to south and its deepest place is 65 meters. In Iznik Lake, mainly catfish, bass fish, yellow carp and silver fish are caught. Iznik Lake is one of the sports centers of Bursa. Sailing, canoeing, rowing sports and many water sports activities are carried out at different times throughout the year. In addition, you can find the opportunity to watch the unique beauty of the sunset during the equinox dates in many parts of the lake, especially in the Izzet Peste Water Sports Facility, Çakırca Village Beach and the area where the underwater basilica is located.