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Lake Bafa Nature Park

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Address: | Soke-Milas Highway, Milas 48200, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Stunning views

If you climb up the local hills you see some stunning views of the Lake and surrounding areas, and around September the Lake has Flamingos as well as other lovely Birds...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fethiye, Turkey
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Fethiye, Turkey
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you climb up the local hills you see some stunning views of the Lake and surrounding areas, and around September the Lake has Flamingos as well as other lovely Birds...

Thank johnboybrett
Izmir, Turkey
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I have been many times to this family owned Pension Today I returned after a two year break. Its now even more beautiful the family have done so much more work on the land around the Pension 3 cabins have been renovated and so has the Resturant. My favourite room overlooks the Lake and is stunning in its simplicity.We had... More 

1 Thank 123trekker
Burdur, Turkey
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Lake Bafa is one of the most historical lakes around the world. You can see prehistoric pictures on rocks, visit ancient cities and churchs, walk through hills, bird watch, sail or swim. I recommend you to visit the place with a guide. And after that you should eat local food before you go.

2 Thank 3hozcan
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The wonderful lake keep diminishing since last two decades. One of the biggest lakes in western Anatolia. Small local breakfast restaurants on the shore. Very unique off the beaten path weekend short trip experience. Wild olive trees to be seen.

1 Thank Plankty
Dublin Ireland
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270 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Always wanted to take a trip to this fantastic place. Leave modern Turkey behind and see some of the small villages and country way of life. Go on a organised trip if possible to get the best valve. Take a boat trip on the lake and lunch in the small restaurants on the shore. A great which you will never... More 

Thank keegan_9
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Great place to sit back & relax with local food and ancient ruins just a short walk away. Simple but delicious meals served on the terraces of local cafés & lots of sites to explore.

2 Thank Amy088
York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Ephesus - it's stunning. The views are truly incredible. We went to Canli Balik restaurant and enjoyed Turkish pancakes whilst looking across the lake- an experience not to be missed!

Thank gengen87
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Once, the Bafa Lake was part of the beautifully turquoise Aegean Sea, namely of the boldly remote part of the deep Gulf of Miletus. Now, it rests under the shade cast by dormant olive trees, silently guarding the cemetery of abandoned boats and rusty anchors half-buried in the sand. It’s the mysteriously enchanting and otherworldly resting place of the ancient... More 

1 Thank Milena M
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Agree with wanderlusttoo ( 2013 comment) As we approached the junction near Kapikirri where there is a sign to the tombs we got flagged down by a group of elderly ladies crouched on the ground doing needle work. One of them insisted upon being our guide even though we didn't want one. Regardless, she followed us to the tombs and... More 

1 Thank Andrew M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Just fantstic scenery - drove ourselves there - trips tend to be expensive and just an excuse to take you to fifty shops along the way

Thank davepeel

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