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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  • Stress is a good route to take. There's a lot of hiking trail to be rather spring.
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  • BAFA Lake! there there there Kapikiri village must GO!!! by making this summer camp we heard this word everywhere. When we found it, they get to go to the people telling us to leave or hearsay there we went we couldn't find where they're admiring them. First, we don't know what an intense smells different in the water, we came to the village of Kapıkırı, while with us manzarayya aunts came and they started this here (they had bundled) serpentine stone, they started right here because you have to tell even encounter head stone, anyway the presentation is done in 3 different çemkiriyor and the other one away from me he get me aunt. The volunteers took a little piece of something to make it three, then give their money's Guide to mentoring, said thanks to aunt didn't leave morale we:)
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  • Approximately 60 km² witsum within Nordfriesland district has altitude of 2 meters of Lake Bafa, the long axis is 16 km and 6 km at the widest place. Deepest place 25 meters and the Ancient ruins of Heraklia city on Lake 4 islet located on the territory of Aydin and Mugla have Lake is the largest lake in the Aegean, in the form of wiki I can start my impression of Lake Bafa after the information. I'd say it's an ideal stop for a break. First of all, in terms of great images that photographers. No I don't know my photography, I cut out for those who eat and drink. Breakfast venues here as its yoghurt. Comment on the trip, although it is quite expensive in the form of assessments, I'd say a reasonable range. BAFA Lake hotel prices can't say the same for. Things to do in quite efficient in terms of Lake BAFA. In the immediate vicinity of the Temple of Athena, herakleia around Agora, theatre and there are no protection and maintenance of the city walls. In the neighbourhood there are plenty of hostels in beautiful trekking routes through the narrow pathway around the sprawling donkeys, dwarf cows there:) I thought I saw the calf but I really had such a type. E qua each tourist attractions subject to processing aunts. Forced to leave after you until you are trying to sell, do not lace aunts:) Alıvın gari dear noolcek you
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  • İt is worth to see if you near the Bafa lake. You can not swim or walking by the beach because of swamp. Rocks through to lake road make you feel as you will meet with dinosours. İnteresting feeling. There is a cafe which has a clean beach by the lake.
  • Bafa Lake offers an ideal location for relaxation with its impressive setting, and full with visitors who prefer cooling off in the lakeside cafes & restaurants for enjoying the excellent view. As an ancient gulf transformed into a lake by the alluvial deposits of the river Meander (Buyuk Menderes), Lake Bafa, is situated at the foot of Mount Latmus, at the size of 10 miles length and 3 miles width. The lake is fed by little torrents and by the river Meander during the rainy season. The water flows back into the Meander along the same direction in the summer. The lake is rich for the great variety of fish , salmon, carpi, mullet principally. Also, at certain times, the lake and its environs are visited by thousands of wild ducks, pelicans, water hens, making a marvelous setting. As the cultural and historical values of the Bafa Lake; Heraclia Antic City takes place within the borders of the Lake, at the south west foot of Beşparmak Mountains. In the Antic City there are many historical buildings; these are Athena Temple, an Agora, Council Building, Public Bath, Theatre, Nymphaion (fountain building), and Endymion Temple.
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  • Beautiful. One of my favorite places on the way to Bodrum...
  • Wonderfull area for natural beauty and history
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