Lake Bafa Nature Park, Milas
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Lake Bafa or Lake Bafa Nature Park is a lake and a nature reserve situated in southwestern Turkey, part of it within the boundaries of Milas district of Muğla Province and the northern part within Aydın Province's Söke district. The lake used to be a gulf of the Aegean Sea until the Classical period, when the sea passage was gradually closed by the alluvial mass brought by Büyük Menderes River. The gulf, and later the lake, was named Latmus in antiquity.The southern shore of the lake is traced by the highway connecting İzmir-Kuşadası-Söke to towns such as Milas and Bodrum that are situated in the south. The northern shore of the lake, where steep slopes are covered by wild or semi-domesticated olive trees, is virtually untouched to this day.HistoryAt the innermost north-east tip of the lake is the village of Kapıkırı, as well as the ruins of Heraclea by Latmus (sometimes called Heraclea in Ionia), to distinguish from other ancient Greek sites named Heraclea. The mountain chain of Beşparmak (Dağları) -also named (Latmus) in antiquity- rises on the back, sheltering the non-restored ruins of a dozen monasteries dating from the Byzantine era on its slopes. Yet another monastery is situated on an islet on the lake just across the village. The village of Kapıkırı has recently developed important facitilies catering to visiting tourists, although agriculture and fishing still occupies an important part in its economy.
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  • Really a wonderful sight on the island, visit to the castle keep in.. Learn how to do a clean water navigation uuu!
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  • The last day we poisoning a lake in hypotension. No, a different feature is not there too as a private Lake. Gidemezseniz you cannot miss something big.
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  • BAFA Lake can begin from the town of Söke Avery to the discovery. We have done so. The Festival is held here every year from March to eel. If you set the time on this trip by date would be nice. You can do this in the village clean. Then walk in the direction of uzaklaşmamak ideal but Kapikiri. What a lot of us, and then made it back, nor forward made it down. We're between the mountains and the Lake. Kapıkırında a last resort that we have reached the boat owners also thanks to them we have reached land. Very nice place, entire circumference dolaşılmalı. On the north side of perfect sand beaches. Can be entered into the water. Milas-İzmir Road Cherry's place. Here, too, should not defeat an eel. Coffee is also great Lake views. But the biggest problem of drought and pollution of the Lake. I urgently needed a solution.
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