WHERE ARE THE LAVENDER FIELDS IN TURKEY?
The lavender fields in Turkey are mainly located in the Isparta region, which is known as the "Lavender City." This area is located in the Mediterranean region of Turkey and is known for its natural beauty and fragrant lavender fields. Some of the most popular lavender fields in Turkey include Kuyucak Lavender Gardens and Sekerpinar Lavender Fields.
HOW TO GET TO TURKEY'S LAVENDER FIELDS?
The best way to travel to Turkey’s lavender fields is by car. This gives you maximum control over your itinerary because you can choose when to go, where to stop, and, best of all, you’ll save money
If you’re traveling from Isparta to Kuyucak, it takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to travel by car, depending on traffic.
Here’s a quick reference guide if you’re driving from other cities:
●ANTALYA TO LAVENDER FIELDS : 2.5 hours by car
●IZMIR TO LAVENDER FIELDS : 4.5 hours by car
●ISTANBUL TO LAVENDER FIELDS : 7 hours by car // I recommend flying into Denizli airport (near Cappadocia) and then taking the 2 hour drive to the fields. Otherwise, it’s a looong drive from Istanbul to Kuyucak!
●PAMUKKALE TO LAVENDER FIELDS : 2 hours by car
●KONYA TO LAVENDER FIELDS : 3.5 hours by car
If you have time, you can also see some amazing (and off the beaten path!) places in the region.
I heard that there are also busses and shuttles that operate from Isparta to Kuyucak during the high tourist season, but I wasn’t able to find much information. I recommend checking with your hotel beforehand.
WHAT TO DO IN LAVENDER FIELDS?
Visiting the lavender fields is an experience in itself. The fields are a sight to behold, and the fragrance of lavender is intoxicating. You can take a stroll through the fields, take pictures, and breathe in the fresh, floral air. Some lavender fields also offer tours and workshops where you can learn about the cultivation and distillation of lavender, as well as make your own lavender products. Additionally, you can visit nearby villages and towns to experience the local culture and cuisine.