The love of Selene and Endymion, perhaps the purest love of mythology, has been lived in this region for centuries. The moon, especially the time of the full moon, brings a fascinating visual pleasure. Lake Bafa shines like a silver tray, while the moon hangs like a silver ball above the mountains of Latmos.
Selene is the goddess of the moon. According to legend, she came to Bafa in a silver cart pulled by bulls with a moon crown on his head and a torch in his hand. They bathed in the sparkling waters of Lake Bafa and ascended to the sky in indescribable harmony and surrounded the mountains of Latmos with moonlight. Endymion, a mortal shepherd, fell in love with Selene the moment he saw her. Every night he would come to the mountains of Latmos and watch Selene rise. He played his pipe even more with the echo of love. Selene saw Endymion and felt closer to him day by day by hearing the voice of the pipe. They would meet at night in the mountains of Latmos and leave before dawn.
Over time, their love grew bigger and bigger. Zeus, who did not accept the love of a goddess and a mortal, confronted Endymion one day and offered him a wish. The young man in love wished that the moments he spent with his lover would never end. Zeus, who was cunning at this request, put Endymion into an eternal sleep in the Latmos Mountains. Still today, Selene would go to the Latmos Mountains with her lover every night. That's why the most beautiful view of the moon in the world is watched here.