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Milas

Milas
Milas, with its busy Milas - Bodrum airport is usually a short stopping place on-route to Bodrum or Marmaris.
Originally the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Caria and formerly known as Mylasa, has many of its own interesting sites.
Away from the main streets there are many beautiful old houses and the bazaar on Tuesday, the best market day, offers honey and olives as local specialities and as Milas is noted as a “carpet making centre” perhaps this is the place to buy one.

Places to Visit in Milas

Gumuskese Temple

The marble Gümüşkesen Temple in Milas is a miniature replica of the Grand Tomb (Mausoleum) in Halicarnassus (Bodrum) that King Mausolus, king of Caria in 377-353 BC, built for himself and it is said to have been one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Great, Orhan Bey and Firuz Bey Mosques

The town's 14th-century mosques, built when Milas was capital of the Mentese Emirate include the Great Mosque (Ulu Cami, 1378), the Mosque of Orhan Bey (1330), and the Firuz Bey Mosque (1394).

Baltali Gate

Other points of interest are Baltalı Kapı ( Gate with Axe ) a Roman gate in the city walls.

Uzunyuva

( Tall Nest ) the single Corinthian column with the storks nest on top proclaiming the 1st century BC Temple of Zeus .

Labranda Ancient City

Up in the hills north of Milas is the ancient city of Labranda.

Milas  Archaeological Museum

There is also an Archaeological Museum housing a rather sparse collection of pottery, figurines, gold diadems and jewellery.

Amenities in Milas

Milas has a few small hotels and the dolmus run frequently from Soke .

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Turkish Food Recipes

Tantuni - Red Meat Courses

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Gullac - Other Desserts

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Dried Curds or Tarhana Soup - Soup

Okra with Chicken - White Meat Courses

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Kunefe - Other Desserts

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Pursley with Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

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