Kastabos (Hisaronu) is located on Eren Mountains in the south east of Hisaronu village as you are heading towards Bozburun from Marmaris-Datca road. The Ancient temple-city of Kastabos is situated on the plain that was called 'Pazarlık' (bargain in English) by local people. Kastabos is a word coming from Caria language means "Temple of the Plain".

There are two more ancient cities that have the same name around Lykaonia nearby Klikia and Cappadocia. T.A.B. Spatt was the first person who had investigated the area of Kastabos and came across a temple. He had asserted that this temple belonged to Leto'l. According to ancient sources, the name of Kastabos was mentioned at the temple of Artemis.

George Bean had read the name of Kastabos that was written on a stone in Golenye and also the name of Hemithea (who was singing for Apollo) was found in the city of Bybassios. Bybassios is 1 or 2 kilometres away from Kastabos. This temple was built representing Ionic styles during the Hellenistic period. The long edges have 11 and the short edges have 6 columns. British Professor J.M. Cook had comprehensively studied and wrote a book about the temple. (HEMITHEA TEMPEL).

Culture

The village greatly indicates the characteristic of western Anatolian Turkmen Yoruks (Nomads). It has seriously increased in numbers due to the amount of migrants in recent years. Turkish from all over Turkey live in Hisaronu. People from other countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Russia, and Switzerland have also settled in here.

Geography

Hisaronu village is located south west of Marmaris. The village has two sandy beaches. One of them in the south east is called Kerdime and the other in the south west is called Limanbası.

Climate

The village's climate is dominated by Mediterranean climate.