Welcome to Lake Bafa
Landlocked, but 50% saltwater, 70-sq-km Lake Bafa constitutes the last trace of the Aegean's former inland reach. It's a peaceful place, ringed by traditional villages such as Kapıkırı on the lake's far eastern shore. Bygone Byzantine hermitages and churches abound in the Bafa hills, and the region is a rich natural habitat boasting sights from orchids (up to 20 species) to owls, butterflies and chameleons. In particular, some 350 avian species are represented, including eagles, pink flamingos, pelicans and spoonbills.