REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Edirne - Gala Lake Nature Reserve

Location: The lake is 10km away from district of Enez, which is in the far southwest corner of Thrace, and near the villages of Karpuzlu and Koyun.

Transportation: The lake can be reached via the Eceabat-Kesan-Enez highway.

Highlights: The nature reserve covers an area of 2369 hectares, and houses 111 species of birds, many of which are extremely rare and under threat of extinction. The area was specifically set up to protect the wildlife, increase the awareness of conservation and also enable scientific research to take place. The ecosystem of the lake, its salinity, plankton and temperature changes, are also of great scientific interest.