5,000 year old Fishing Town, Iasos Bodrum
Entering the site via the modern village of Kıyıkışlacık is a Roman mausoleum which now serves as a museum for the site and inside there, the museums main attraction, a Corinthian temple tomb sitting on a stepped platform.
Other attractions at the site include the dipylon (gate) set in the Hellenistic city wall, a well preserved Roman bouleuterion, agora, caesarium, Roman villa with murals and floor mosaics, a small Temple of Demeter and Kore, a stoa of Artemis and the hillside theatre giving good views over the northeast harbour.
Iasos used to be an island, which formed into a peninsula within years because the alluvium.
Getting to IasosTo visit Iasos, while you are traveling from Milas to Bodrum, you will need to turn right (40 km before Bodrum) where you see the sign for Iasos.
There is an hourly dolmus from Milas to Kiyikislacik and excursion boat trips from Gulluk , a small resort 27km southeast of Milas .
Iasos Beaches and RestaurantsThere are no nearby beaches accessible by foot or car and Kıyıkışlacık village has half a dozen restaurants specialising in fish with a few pansiyons open in the summer.
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