Bafa Lake and Heraklia Tour

  • Temple of Apollo

This is a private tour and includes a driver and a separate English-speaking guide who will accompany you into all attractions to provide commentary.

Departure / Return Location Bodrum / Bodrum
Places to Visit Bafa Lake, Kapıkırı Village / Herackeia and Temple of Apollo At Didyma.
Duration Time Approximately 8 hours
Transportation by A/C vehicle English speaking professional guiding services
Lunches Parking fees for the vehicle
Entrance Fees
Not Included
Personal Expenses
Gratiuties to tour guides and drivers

If it is demand, other languages are available for private group or individual requirement. (It is charged extra $ 50 for the other languages guided.)

0-6 ages are free , 6-11 ages are 50% discount.

Advantages of Private Shore Excursions
There are a number of advantages for booking a private shore excursion over a group/bus tour. Firstly, you can create and book one of our tailor-made tour or you can select from our list of high quality excursions options list on this website.

Some Great Reasons for Booking one of our Shore Excursions;

You will have undivided attention of your private Tour Guide – questions answered instantly!
No waiting in lines for tickets – your private guide will arrange everything for you.
Decide when YOU want to start and conclude your tour.
More Time to spend interacting with local people and immersing your in the culture
No large groups of 30 – 40 people who have different interest – it’s your own private tour.

Group Size 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax
Price Per Person US $ 501 338 257 209 176 153 136
Group Size 9 pax 10 pax 11 pax 12 pax 13 pax 14 pax
Price Per Person US $ 122 111 102 95 89 84

When you arrive to the port of Bodrum, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion.

Depart from port of Bodrum and you will start visiting Bafa Lake. The lake is surrounded by the Latmos Mountains (Turkish: “Besparmak“) which rise up to 1400 meters.

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.

The Village Kapikiri is a particularly suitable location for study and hiking trips. Situated close by the lake and below the Latmos Mountains, but not far away from the town of Bafa, where the turn-off to Kapikiri can be found.

The village Kapikiri is built on the ruins of the ancient city Heracleia, the present houses in many cases resting directly on the ancient foundations. Stones from surrounding ruins where used to build the new houses, streets and property demarcations. Therefore, the whole village has received monument protection status.

Your last visit will be to Didyma. Didyma means “twins” and it was associated by some as being the meeting place of Zeus and Leto to have their twins Apollo and Artemis.

Didyma was famed as a prophecy center dedicated to Apollo, which served a similar purpose as the Delphi of Anatolia. It was not a city but a sanctuary linked to Miletos by Milesians with a 19 km/12 mi sacred road. After all the visits, you will turn back to port of Bodrum.


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