The history of Burdur goes back more than 8000 years. The rock drawings that were discovered in the villages of Baskuyu and Yesilova prove that there was human settlement from Paleolithic age in this region. Archeologists also discovered work of arts that belong to Neolithic (8000 - 5500 BC) and Calcolithic (5500 - 3200 BC) ages. In 17th century BC, Burdur was controlled by the Arzawa kingdom, the western neighbor of the Hittites, and the antecedents of the kingdom of Lydia. In 546 BC, Croesus, the King of Lydia was defeated by Persians who ruled the region until the arrival of Alexander the Great in 334 BC.
After the 1st century BC., Burdur came under the rule of the Romans, and later Byzantine Empire took over. In 11 century AD, Turks took the city and then the city became part of Ottoman Empire. Now, Burdur is a modern city of Turkey.