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Rabbit Island

The rabbit Island (St. Apostle Island) is the name given to a small island that separates the bay into two parts.

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Gümüslük

Gümüslük, a fishing village is situated on the remains of the ancient city of Myndos.

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Peynircicegi Cave

Peynirciceegi Cave is a unique wonder and has been formed over thousands of years.

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Gündogan

Its old name was Farilya and this word means "Sunrise". A heavy construction on the coastline can be seen.

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Bodrum Castle

Bodrum Castle is built on a rocky area between the two ports. In ancient times, it was an island, it has formed as a pen...

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Mausoleum Monumental Museum

It is a huge monumental structure with the combination of the columns from Greek architecture and the pyramid-shaped roof of Egypt.

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Bodrum Ancient Theatre

The theatre has three main parts in accordance with the traditions of the ancient times.

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Windmills

One of the windmills is on the shore and if you wish you can also have a chance to see it when it is working.

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Cisterns (Gumbet)

Domed cisterns which has a special circular-shaped, called 'Gumbet" is an icon for Bodrum.

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Underwater Archaeology Museum

A trip to Underwater Archaeology Museum takes you back to the times of the hopes of the ancient sailors that were sunk on Anatolia's coastlines

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Carian Princess Hall

A sarcophagus and its finds were found during the basic excavation in 1989.

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Uluburun Shipwreck

A version of the original ship was reconstructed by images that were monitored at the bottom of the sea.

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Ottoman Tower and Shipyard

Whereas the early history of Bodrum covers pirates and tyrants and its recent history also covers sponge fishing and fishing.

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Kapıdag Peninsula Ancient Settlements

Caria archaeological site covering the ancient cities of Lissa and Lydae, has an independent and greatly scattered ancient settlement but is very enjoyable with the historic route.

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Hippokome Ancient Settlement

Hippokome means 'horse city' in Caria language.

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Oktapolis Ancient City Settlement

Okapolis ancient city is established at the boundaries of today’s Elcik, Sabunlu and Kızılkaya villages.

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Delikli Kavak Ancient Site

The ruins of the city walls, graves and rock tombs on the top of a hill between Elcik- Bozbel are within the boundaries of Oktapolis ancient city.

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Ancient Settlement on Ardıclı Hill

It is located at the west of Bozbel-Gokseki neighbourhood, nearby Çal Stream side.

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Hisar Ancient Settlement

It is above Gurleyik village. The detached-houses, their storerooms, barns and the location of the winehouse draw the attentions.

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Kalynda Ancient Settlement

The north and the north east of Serefler village are filled with completely full of historical structures.

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Ancient Settlements on Monastery Hill

It is located at the west skirt of Monastery Hill between Gurkoy and Karaagac villages.

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Antique Blacksmith Bazaar

It is in the north of Degirmenyaka neighbourhood, Gurkoy. It was built and managed at the end of the 13th century by Greeks.

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Windmills

Kızlan Village has a history of approximately 300 years. This area has stronge blowing winds. There are many windmills in the area.

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Knidos

Resadiye peninsula is located at east part of Datca peninsula.

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Burgaz Ruins

Burgaz historical site is located on Tekir Foreland of Datca Peninsula at north east of Datca centre.

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Apollon Sanctuary (Emecik Archaic Temple)

Apollo Sanctuary is close to Emecik Village on Marmaris-Datca road. This area was found as a result of the archaeological excavations are carried out by Ministry of Culture

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Gemiler Island

The name of the island was known as Nicola Island in ancient times.

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Araxa

The inscription wrote that Araxa joined battle with Bubon and Cibyra who captured many citizens in the 2nd century BC.

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Tlos

One of the oldest settlements in the Lycian region with the name of Tlos was written on Lycian as TLAWA on Lycian inscriptions...

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Letoon

As its name suggests, it is a city that has been established on behalf of Leto national mother goddess of Lycian who is the mother...

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Pınara

Pınara was one of the major city of the Lycian cities although its history left only a few records. It is half an hour away from the village of Minare...

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Cadianda

Four Lycian tombs are at the north entrance of the city that is surrounded by etched stones rampart at 600 metres high from the sea.

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Kayakoy

The old name of Kayaköy was Levissi. 450 houses are situated as not to block each others views

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Hyllarima Ancient City

Hyllarima Ancient City is on the way to Yatagan-Kavaklıdere road, by passing through Cayboyu Village nearby Kavaklıdere junction to get Derebag Village which is 7 km forward.

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Yerkupe Cave

Yerkupe Cave and Yerkupe Plateau that have five separate natural water resources, wide meadows, its waterfall and its centuries-old pine trees are natural wonders.

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Kyon Ancient City

Kyon Ancient City is nearby Mentese township in Camyayla village. Its meaning in Hellen language is the dog’s grave.

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The Ancient City of Caunos

The ancient city of Caunos which is set along Dalyan canal connects Koycegiz Lake to the Mediterranean coast starts from the north of the harbour and ends at the top of the cliffs of Dalyan Village.

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Acropolis

The Acropolis is located on a high rocky outcrop which is 152 meters above the city of Caunos and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance.

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Amphitheater

The theatre that is in Caunos and on the east side of Acropolis has a minimum of 5000 seats, this theatre faces to south west as in the Anatolian tradition.

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Kings Tombs

The 4th century Tombs of King carved into the rocks stand on the high steep cliffs overlooking Dalyan.

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White Bridge (Akkopru)

Historic Akkopru that gives its name to the dame will be built on Dalaman River in soon welcomes many visitors throughout the year.

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Gedova Island

One escapes from the exclusion of Jews from Christians on religious war comes to Gedova.

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Imbros Castle

Imbros Castle situated on Olemez Mountain in the north of Caunos ancient city was formerly near the port.

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Caunos Tour

Caunos Ancient City and the mud baths nearby the Dalyan channels are located in Koycegiz. The famous king tombs of Caunos are opposite Dalyan town.

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Dalyan King Tombs

According to old belief, the higher your grave is, the closer you are to God. That is the secret of the King Tombs in the rocks by Dalyan River.

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What can you see in Caunos?

The major buildings of this ancient city are: Acropolis (castle and ramparts), city walls, amphitheatre, church, bath, storehouse, fountain, agora, stoa, urban roads, temples, the holy area, port and the tombs.

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Hafza Sultan Caravanserai

Hafza Sultan Caravanserai is also one of the Ottoman architectures in the city.

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Bybassios

On the way to Erinyolu, if you keep on going to Bozburun Village, you will come across the remains of the ancient city.

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Amos Ancient City

Amos was one of the settlements of ancient Caria, located at Turunc in Marmaris.

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Iyilik Cliff Archeaology Park

Marmaris has a new park now; it’s an archaeological park in the town centre.

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Phoinix (Taslıca)

Phonix Ancient City is 4 km to the south west of Talıca Village and to the south east of Sogut Gulf.

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Amnistos (Karacasogut)

Unfortunately there is not enough knowledge and resources about Amnitos and its history.

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Erine (Hisaronu)

The remains of city walls belong to Hellenistic Era in Hydas, 35 km away from Marmaris

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Thyssanos (Sogut Kaletepe)

The castle can be reached at the end of a 45 minute walk from Bahceli neighbourhood.

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Paradise Island Settlement (Nimara)

On the hill which can be reached after a walk of 1.5 hours there are city walls and ruins which are supposed to be a tower.

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Physkos

It is located at Asar Hill in Beldibi which is 3 km away from Marmaris town centre.

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Iyilik Cliff

Iyilik Cliff is an ancient settlemen, located at the 95th street behind the Cumhuriyet Square in Marmaris town centre.

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Kıran Lake

Kıran Lake is near Loryma (Bozukkale) ancient city. It is a small lake with a 30m diameter that dries during summer season.

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Saranda

Saranda is on the east of Sombeki Gulf at Sogut Village which is 45 km away from Marmaris.

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Tymnus

It is located in the north west of Saranda, close to Sogut Village.

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Kastabos

It is located on Pazarlık Hill, Hisaronu Village of Marmaris. Ionic Hemetea Temple dated back the 4th BC made Kastabos the religious centre of the Carian in the Hellenistic period.

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Nimara Cave

Nimara Cave is on Cennet Island (Paradise Island) in Marmaris. The cave is at 350 metres altitude on the nort west slope of island.

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Syrna

Syrna is on Yoncaagız Hill, 2 km to the north east of Bayır Village on the Bozburun peninsula between Marmaris and Datca

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Where to go?

Milas is an essential destination for those who want to take a journey for History which hosts various civilizations throughout the centuries

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Axed Door

Its name comes from double-sided axe curving on the keystone that was called 'Labrys' in the ancient times.

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Euromos Ancient City

Euromos is 12th km on the way of Milas- Bafa road and is the most important city after Mylasa ancient city.

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Gumuskesen Tomb Monument

With regard to its ancient architecture it is a small sample of Mausoleum which is one of the seven wonders of the world.

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Hekatomnos Sarcophagus and Sanctuary

According to some scientists, exploring and finding a 2400 years-King Hecatomnos's Tomb monument has turned the world's face to Milas

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Herakleia (Latmos) Ancient City

The ancient city of Latmos Herakleia is at Kapıkırı Village located at the north-east of Bafa Lake's coastline on the skirt of Latmos Mountain that is 39 km away from Milas.

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Iasos Ancient City

Iasos is built on a peninsula surrounded on its three sides by the sea in Kıyıkıslacık Koyu which is 28 km away from Milas.

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Mugla Museum

Mugla Museum was used as a criminal's house, later it was restored into a musem.

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Mobolla Castle

It was built to defend the east-south-west directions of Menteşe.

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Half KHan

There were many KHans which provided accommodation and food facilities in Menteşe.

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Yagcılar Khan

Yagcılar KHan was one of the three KHans which served for a trade centre during the Ottoman period.

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Konakaltı KHan

Konakaltı Khan belongs to the 19th century, its architecture is predominantly wooden Baghdadi structure.

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Vakıflar Baths

It is a kind of historical traditional Turkish Bath. When you come to have a bath experience, you can go to a dressing room first.

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Uzbeks House

It is located in the city of Menteşe and has aı old traditional structure. The House of Uzbeks are known as the Pilgrim Hamzalar and the house of Ali Rıza Ozbek.

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The Clock Tower

It is known that the architect of the clock tower is Filvari. Ashlar and brick were used during the construction of the tower.

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Dalyan

Dalyan is a natural wonder integrated from both the sea and the lakes.

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Caunos Ancient City

The settlement of Caunos ancient city set along the edge of the Dalyan Channel which connects Koycegiz Lake to the Mediterranean sea, starts north of the harbour and ends up at the rocks top edge of Dalyan village.

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Acropolis

The Acropolis is established on 152 metres high hill in Caunos ancient city. The walls in the north date back to the middle ages.

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Amphitheatre

The amphitheatre on the west slope of the Acropolis has a capacity of 5000 people.

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Cedrae Ancient City

Ancient Cedrae city on Sedir Island in Gokova Gulf is known for Cleopatra's Beach.

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Seven Holes Ancient Settlement

There are 7 caves which are called 'Yedi Delik' (Seven Holes in English) by the locals, located on the skirts of the Alicin mountains at the east of the town.

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Kyllandos (Okkatas) Ancient Settlement

Kyllandos is one of the first age of Carian ancient cities, located on Okkatas hill.

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Sedir Island Ancient Ruins

Sedir Island is the biggest of three islands in the Gökova Gulf. There are ruins worth seeing on the island.

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Architect Nail Cakırhan

You can see the most beautiful houses of Mugla’s civil architecture in Ula. Ula Houses and the deceased Nail Cakırhan were given the world known Aga Han Architecture awards.

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Husamettin Efendi Mosque

This mosque is located in Ayazkıyı town of Ula. It was built in 1622 by Husamettin Efendi.

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Yeni Mosque (Kocarlı Mosque)

It was built in 1376 by Mehmet Bin Mustafa and is located in Demirtas neighbourhood of Ula.

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Sedir Island

Sedir Island is one of spectacular island in Akyaka, Ula.

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Ancient City of Stratonikeia

Stratonikeia is an ancient city, located inside of the Caria Region. It is now located at today's Eskihisar Village (Mugla Province).

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The Ruins of Panamara

The ruins of Panamara takes place 3 km away from Bagyaka Village.

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Gerga

From East of Cine-Mugla Road 6.km towards the Madran Mountains 15 km later gets you the village of Kırsallar.

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Myndos Gate

The most important place in the city walls of Halicarnassus is Myndos gate. This is one of the entrance gates into the city and was built around 360 BC.

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History