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- For various other locations around the world with a similar name, see Lake District.
Lakes District (Turkish: Göller Yöresi) is in Mediterranean Turkey.
- Burdur — on the shore of Lake Burdur
- Eğirdir — pleasant town on the shore of its namesake lake, northern hub for hiking St Paul Trail
- Isparta — known as the "city of roses", because of the large oil-rose fields around it
- Sagalassos near the town of Ağlasun is one of the major Roman cities of the region.
- Yazılı Kanyon National Park (Yazılı Kanyon Milli Parkı) — 10 km southwest of the village of Sütçüler, this national park is centred around a 10-km long, 100 to 400 mt deep canyon, surrounded by verdant mountains. Canyoning is a possible activity in the canyon, parts of which house hermitages dating back to Byzantine period (hence the name, which translates "inscripted canyon" in Turkish).
Scattered by a number of lakes large and small, fresh and salty alike, this inland region north of Antalya Province over the Taurus mountain chain, is substantially different from, and less travelled than its coastal neighbours to the south.
Lakes District more or less corresponds to the region named Pisidia in ancient times.
Saint Paul Trail, a 500-so km marked hiking trail, starts from east of Antalya and ends near Yalvaç on the shore of Lake Eğirdir.