Interest of tourists, particularly Arabs, in Uzungol, one of Turkey's important tourism centers in East Black Sea region, is gradually growing.
Uzungol Mayor Mehmet Nuri Alibeyoglu told A.A correspondent on Tuesday that leading travel agencies included Uzungol to their program in the past few years. "There are around 50 facilities with 1,200 bed capacity in the region. This can only meet 25-30 percent of the demand."
"More than 200,000 people visited Uzungol in July. Most of them are Arabs, Israelis and Europeans. Particularly, Arabs spent at least 10 days," he added.
Situated at 1250 m., Uzungol, with its unparalleled natural beauty, has become a popular tourist destination in the last few years. The infrastructure is complete and the 500,000 m2 lake has large numbers of trout and carp. Ten kilometers south of Uzungol in the Holdizon Mountains is Lake Balikligol, a perfect place to take a hike and observe wildlife in a pristine unspoiled environment.