Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lake Bafa and Things to Do

Lake Bafa Nature Park has within its border the ancient city of Latmos Herakleia.
Starting from there it is possible to take daily trekking tours to the historical sites of Mount Latmos, sites from the Neolithic, Prehistoric, Carian, Ionian, Roman and Byzantine periods.
There are different trekking routes in the area each route can last a day trip of between 5 and 10 hours walking.

Mount Latmos is also a vast GEOPARK and is an area of unrivaled natural beauty. 
While trekking, you will see the huge naturalist areas that are home to local plant species There are also hundreds of birds of various species, and traces of history from the Neolithic, Prehistoric, Carian, Hellenistic, Roman, Ionian and Byzantine periods
Combine all  this with the wonderful scenery of Lake Bafa,which was once the Bay of Latmos, and the pure,  air, the experience is a relaxing and profound 
Alternative tourism here including trekking some of the routes are suitable for Mountain Biking 

Trekking in Mount Latmos and around Lake Bafa is varied

Yedi Kardeşler (Seven Brothers) Monastery Trek. Round trip of 12 km and 5 hours of walking. Neolithic cave paintings dating back 8-10,000 years, the 7th century Yedi Kardeşler Monastery, and frescos of Jesus can all be seen.
Altitude: 240 m
 There is a route that follows the King’s Road built by the Persians. It leads to the famous Stylos Monastery, home to St Paul the Younger, where frescos from the 10th century can be seen.
Altitude: 640 m Approximately 4.5 hours of walking.

You will see the King’s Road, and the 6,500m city walls, the magnificent watch towers and the beautiful landscape of Lake Bafa. There will be time to explore the ruins of the ancient city of Herakleia at the village of Kapıkırı (Temple of Athena, Agora, Temple of Endymion etc). Karahayıt Balıktaş Cave Trek Ancient City Walls Trek This involves travel by vehicle to Karahayıt village where you can visit the red and yellow frescos which date back to the prehistoric period, 8-10,000 

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