The Babadag Range of south-west Turkey (classical Mt. Cragus) rises out of the Fethiye plain, and stretches south 60km to the west end of the Patara Beach. This western side of therange rises straight up from the sea forming gorges, headlands, small coves and beaches.
The ölüdeniz Bay and Lagoon immediately below the main peak is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. The heights are divided by a flood valley seperating the Anti-Cragus with the main Cargus peak at 1967 meters from the subsidiary peak of Karadag at 1400 meters.
The World Heritage Foundation has classified the mountain among the most important in the world, in urgent need of protection. This is due to the importance of its endemic species.