Kaz Dağı National Park: The Spectacular Part Of The World
Kaz Dağı National Park that fascinates everybody with natural beauties, gains historic importance with myths and legends is located Edremit in Balıkesir. Every year, local and foreign tourists visit here for one day.
NATURAL BEAUTIES LIKE PARADISE
Kaz Dağı National park is set Kaz Mountain which produces the most oxygen after the Alps. Kaz Mountain has various plants and animals. It is a kind of mixture of forest because of the fact that the lower part contains beneficial herbs for human health like blackthorn, blackberry, creeper, thymus vulgaris, wild clary, and the upper part contains larch, beech, chestnut and oak. Because of wealthy flora it has various species of animals like fish species, bear, weasel, fox, squirrel, eagle, and hawk. In the park there are Pınarbası and Sutüven waterfalls and Hasan Boğuldu pond where are worth-seeing places. Sarıkız, Baba and Karatas hills that are mentioned in legends are the highest hills of Kaz Mountain. You can see the magnificent scenery of sea and Greek Islands on there.
IMPORTANCE OF THE MOUNTAIN IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Kaz Mountain which is known Mountain Ida in Greek mythology is mentioned in several stories. The one of these is that Gods have watched the Trojan War from this mountain. The other one of these is that this mountain is the first place where the beauty contest has been held. Paris, who is left this mountain by his father Driamos and brought up by a baby bear, is charged with choosing the most beautiful women between Hera, Aphrodite and Athena. Aphrodite wins the contest by offering the most pleasant love in the world.
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE PARK
There are two area of utilization in the Kazdağı National Park that tourists can use for one day. Entrance of this area is for a person 5tl, automobile 15tl, panel Van 45tl and omnibus 75tl.
In conclusion the park is the most suitable place for experience an amazing day with nature and history.