Narligol - Nar Lake

Narligol - Nar Lake

Narlıgöl or Nar Lake, is positioned about 45 kilometers away from Aksaray province and is classified as volcanic crater lake. It has an altitude of 1,363 meters and a depth of 21 meters with 0.7 square kilometers in area. The lake consists of brackish water due to presence of thermal facilities in its surrounding hills.

Narligol - Nar Lake

Narlıgöl is a sleeping volcano formed at the beginning of the Pliocene and through the end of the Upper Miocene. It is typically volatile, with explosive eruptions producing pyroclastic material. Quaternary slumping has helped form maars [1] . While magma pockets near Narlıgöl are not very deep, they are still active today and sending hot water to earth along the fault lines.

Narlıgöl has high levels of mineral such as calcium, sodium and bicarbonate which have been shown to be effective in the treatment of various conditions. The bath at Narlıgöl is suitable for rheumatic diseases that affect skin health like psoriasis. It provides adequate amounts of sun exposure with minimal risks due to the appropriate dosage. Limiting peripheral vascular resistance, blood pressure and heart rate are key factors that lead to success when it comes to bathing practices here provided by Narlıgöl.

Thermal Spring water with a temperature of 65 °C and a flow rate of 2.5 lt/sec emerge from around the lake. This area also has two hotels, one that can hold up to 200 people for sleeping arrangements, and another that can accommodate 160 people at once.