• Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk
  • Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk
  • Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk
  • Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk
  • Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk
  • Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk
  • Daily Bafa Lake Tour From Selcuk

Tour overview

 The Bafa Lake - Heraclia lake is surrounded by the Latmos Mountains Situated at the head of Latmian Gulf, Heraclia was called Latmus at the beginning taking its name from the impressive mountain reaching the height of 1300 meters above the sea level.

Heraclia, which was located at the head of the gulf never, became an important city it was far from the popular trade road running from Ephesus to Didyma - Miletus and Priene. These mystic mountains are an excellent area for ambitious hiking and trekking tours. Since 700 A.D hermits and monks have left their marks on these remote mountain slopes. Byzantine monasteries and hermit caves are a favourite destination for study trips.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bafa Lake,Mount Latmos

Itinerary

Meet with your tour guide at the hotel lobby in the morning and tranfer to Bafa Lake. This lake had formed the tip section of the Lade Bay until the Roman period. Because the River Meander had carried and deposited silt, its connection to the open sea has been cut in 400 A. D. This lake is 15 km in length, 10 km in width, 700 hectare and 25 m in depth. Its a fresh water lake but a part of it contains salt. There is also a bird paradise with 208 breeds of birds (such as pelicans, storks, etc.) In the lake there are sea bars, eels and carps. On the land there is agriculture (cotton, olive) and bee farming. Latmos or Herakleia, the original name of the town in history, was a town built on a harbour on the skirts of Mount Latmos which is 1375 m high. The economy of Herakleia depended on agriculture, fishing and sea commerce.The collapse of the city was brought upon by the River Meander which caused the connection of the bay and the sea to break off: The natural structure, the appearance and the skirt of the mountain which the city was settled on, show why there were so many legends born.The moon goddess SELENE put her darling ENDYMON into sleep and came over one night and made love to him. Mount Latmos didn't lose its mysterious and holy character even in the Byzantine period. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Booking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Bafa Lake Selcuk

Routes

Included

Guided Bafa Lake Tour


Professional English-speaking tour guides

Pick up from your hotel


Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach


Return transfer to your hotel

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All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

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Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

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