Temonos of Lagina Hekate remains within the boundaries of the ancient period of Caria and is located at Kapıtas (Yatagan district of Mugla Province). The settlement is located in the northwest of Yatagan. Although the name 'Lagina' was the ancient name, the name of “Leyne” was used for a while and its name changed recently to Turgut. According to the ruins around Lagina and its surroundings, the settlement date back to 3.BC. The people who lived there were from Caria and gave its name to the region and the local people. The early remains belong to the Submiken Period after the Bronze Period. A number of new and developing small settlements have increased since the 8th century BC around Lagina. As a result of this development, sanctuaries and monumental buildings have been built. The history of Lagina Hekate Sanctuary dates back to the Geometric Period according to remains that have been found in the area of the Hekate Sanctuary, they were delivered to  Bodrum Museum by Y.Boysal. According to the inscriptions, one km away north west of the Hekate Sanctuary is an area known as Koranza in the 19th century, about one km northwest of the sanctuary of Hecate Koranza Town had its name. This city that has demos was the most important city in the 4th century. BC. Lagina was one of the demos of Koranza in this period and there are sacred areas which belong to Lagina Hekate, Apollon and Artemis. Except for epigraphic findings the tombs and archaeological remains from the excavations indicate the settlements in this region. Archaeological excavation and restoration works of the Lagina Hateke Sanctuary have continued to be managed by Chair Prof. Dr. Ahmet A. TIRPAN since 1993. The excavations are managed by the archaeologist, architect and epigraphic lectures and experts from different universities with the chief of the University of Selcuk and Pammukkale. Apart from determining its history, religion, culture and arts of Lagina and its scientific surroundings, the pieces that are found are being restored partially and present to visitors.