Herakleia Latmos Antik Kent

Herakleia Latmos Antik Kent, Aydin: Address, Herakleia Latmos Antik Kent Reviews: 4/5

Herakleia Latmos Antik Kent

Herakleia Latmos Antik Kent
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ESMAIstanbul
Kazandere, Turkey292 contributions
Feeling the atmosphere of ancient times
Jun 2018 • Family
It is placed on the northeast of Bafa Lake. History of this castle goes back to third century BC. The ruins show the ancient life styles. The graveyards are vêy interesting. They are rectangular holes in the stones and closed with stones. There are more than 1000 graves like this.
Written 23 June 2018
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AkbukOldgit
akbuk38 contributions
One of my favourites
Oct 2017 • Couples
I go here quite often. The views are stunning an the landscape is with out doubt some of the most captivating. Peace and traquility with few people around so you can explore undisturbed. The ruins are so interesting.
Written 7 November 2017
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
Strange place to build a city
Jun 2016 • Couples
The city more or less cloaks itself over the boulder-strewn landscape. A village has been built on the site, and almost all of the available flat spaces have been occupied. The only really discernible ancient structures are the Temple of Athena, and the city walls. A later Byzantine castle stands by the lake. It is a really bizarre location for a city, evidently based upon quarrying nearby.
Written 3 May 2017
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HappyGuest T
Wapenveld113 contributions
Loved it......nice and quiet !
May 2016 • Solo
I loved it because I was there practically by myself. I was warned for the old ladies in the end I still gave them some money just for them to leave me alone... guess I shouldn’t have. But anyway once I was alone I really enjoyed walking around here. It feels like you are the first person to find this place.
Written 28 January 2017
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Stuart h h
Liverpool, UK27 contributions
Best kept secret of the Southern Agean!
Jun 2016 • Family
We had looked up visiting Herakleia/Latmos and decided to go and have a look around. This ancient village sits on the shoreline of the huge Bafa Golu (Bafa Lake). It is a little off the beaten track, but all the more worth it for that. It took us around a hour to drive from just outside Kusadasi to Herakleia.

The whole village is a collection of small holdings, all built out of the remains of the ancient Hellenic site that used to sit there. The remains of the Temple of Athena and parts of the of the old city can still be found, I fact you practically bump into them as you wander around this charming little area.

For us the highlight was sitting by the shoreline of Bafa Golu itself. It was incredibly hot that day (around 37 degrees) but the strong breeze off the lake made it feel wonderfully cool and pleasant. We sat opposite an old Byzantine monastery which was easy to swim over to an explore. We had lunch at the Herakleia café, right of the lakeside and had a wonderful meal there, definitely try the fish (30 Lira ), the place is quite basic (they do not have menus, they will tell you what is available) but really charming and tasty.
This was an unforgettable experience that our family will cherish.
Written 7 July 2016
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clown100
Aydin, Turkey18 contributions
Watch out for the ladies
Oct 2014 • Couples
Wonderfull area above Bafa Gulu ,the old village is full of charm ,good small restaurants ,ruins to visit great views over the lake. For the more adventurous book a trekking guide to see the cave painting and parts of the old roman road are still visible ,
Written 15 May 2015
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gavilan8
Lafayette, CA185 contributions
Only if you have the time and interest
May 2014 • Couples
There is quite an time investment in getting to and seeing Herakleia, so plan accordingly. Why to go: castle/monastery and necropolis on a peninsula in the lake with some crypts underwater. Some interesting photo opportunities along the lake's edge. Downside: long drive off main road on a fairly rough road, once at the main ruins, village women try to "guide" you and sell you stuff all along the way. Ruins themselves are not that intact. Bring interpretive materials.

If you go, try to go early, heat and high sun of midday makes walking ruins less comfortable and photos less interesting.

You can rent someone to take you to the island with monastery. Didn't do that. Would be interested in hearing from someone who has.
Written 29 May 2014
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