History


Milas is very rich in history, its ancient settlements and its historical roots dating back to antiquity periods.  

Milas was named 'Mylasa' in antique times and was the capital city of the ancient civilization called "Caria". Mylasa, has been quite advanced especially since th 5th century BC and became the capital city of Caria. When the Persians dominated Mylasa after 546 BC, it lived in a golden age during this period. The Mausoleum in Bodrum which was built by Maussolus the most important ruler of the period is considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

After Alexander the Great took over Anatolia from the Persians in the 4th century BC, Roman Empire in 2 BC, the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire in 4th century AC, and Anatolian Beylik of Mentese in 14th century AC and The Ottoman Empire ruled over the area.  


Axed Door

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

Axed Door

Euromos Ancient City

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

Euromos Ancient City

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.

Gumuskesen Tomb Monument

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

Hekatomnos Sarcophagus and Sanctuary

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.

Herakleia (Latmos) Ancient City

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.

Iasos Ancient City

Labraunda Sanctuary

Labraunda, the sanctuary place of Zeus Labraundos is located on 14th km of north east of Milas (old Caria).

Labraunda Sanctuary