Where to Visit

Traditional Milas Houses

Most of the Milas houses are remained from 19th century and generally have an irregular big or small sized courtyard. Upper floors of two floor houses are exceeds to street like balconies. There is absolutely a floor furnace within each Milas houses. Shafts are also an exceptional architectural samples. External walls and garden walls of the houses are painted with whitewash. On the İzmir exit of province at Burgaz District, Abdülaziz Ağalar Villa is still standing and its masonry sample composing consoles are attractive.

Milas Museum

Pieces of arts, founded during archeological excavations made within ruins within the province territories, are exhibiting in museum, which is opened in 1987. Also purchase way gained very beautiful glass pieces of arts as well as various kinds of soil pots and pans, which are till to the Bronze Era, are valuable to see. Rock pieces of arts are also exhibiting within the garden of museum. There is an open air museum, known as "Fish Bazaar" in Kıyıkışlacık Köyü - Iassos which are administratively bind to Milas Museum. Rock pieces of arts excavated from Fassos are exhibiting.

Ancıent Cıtıes


It is on a peninsula against Güllük in Mandalya Bay.There are big rampart, aqueducts, theater within the city, extending till 3000s B. C. 18 km. after Köşk village junction of Milas - Söke road, you will reach to city and sea. Also it is advantageous to remember that a visit to be made via sea transport from Güllük, will be unforgettable. Antic harbor of the city is the resort place of yachting persons today.

Labranda (Koca Plateau)

You can reach to Labranda, founded on a terrace on Mount Çomak, at 18 km. north - east of Milas, with a stabilized road from Milas. Wanderers can see upholstery signs from place to place on the 8 m. wide road, beginning from Mylasa during antic era, today. First excavations in Labranda, whose ruins are largely preserved, are commenced on 1940. It is famous with Zeus Labrandus temple, constructed during Satraplas period in Karya in the 4th century B. C.


It is at the today's Ören borough, North coast of Gökova bay, and it is 50 km. away from Milas. Defense walls, rock graves at feet of mountain, tombs at necropolis from the city, which took its name Keramos, which means "Pot" or "Ceramic" in Greek language are the important ruins which reached till today. It is one of the most attractive ruin places of tourists, participated to Blue Voyage, made in Gökova bay, begun from Bodrum.


City is founded at the coast of Bafa Lake at the south feet of Beşparmak Mountains. It has supported 6,5 km. long rampart walls with 65 towers on a very rough grounds and rocks. There are Athena Temple, Agora, City Assembly Building, Theater and a hamam in the city, constructed during Hellenistic Era.


It is founded within a bay, extended through land at south of Güllük Harbor within Mandalya Bay. Bargylia, at the 30th km. of Milas - Bodrum road, is founded by Bellere Phon, one of the Greek Myth heroes. At the twin peeks of this hill, Roman and Greek at north and at the other areas Byzantium Era pieces of arts are present.


It is founded on a steep rock at 200 m. height at approximately 5 km. south of Milas. Name of the city is passed as "Pezona" in Medieval Italian sources, and "Berçin", "Peçin" and "Beçin" in Turk - Islam sources. Structure ruins, reached today from city are dense at Kenez and Sığmen, ramparts and external castle surrounded by ramparts, internal castle looking to Milas plains.

Zeus Karios Temple

It is in the Hisarbaşı District. It is constructed on a 3.5 m. high podium at the east of Hisarbaşı hill. Only a column at corinth order, named as Yuva today is standing.

Gümüş Kesen Monument

Probably 2nd century A. D. dated this monument is composed of a cover gradually narrowed like pyramid, supported by columns and grades on this chamber and a rectangular grave chamber.

Sinuri Temple

There is a temple ruins, which belongs to god Sinuri, preserving an old Kar name on a hill over today's Kalınağıl village at 14 km. east of Milas.
Sinuri priest had remained within a family passing from father to son after 4th century B. C. A great bairam is made Per year, and cows are sacrificed. As well as it is not known that how god is described, but it is understood that it holds a double faced axe in his hands. Sinuri Temple is turned into church during Christianity period.

Lakes, Beaches

Lake Bafa

There is Lake Bafa, which is the mirror of Lunar Goddess Athena between oil groves, on Söke - Milas road. Lake is just like a mirror including moon within summer nights with its small white beaches and small resort places at the coast. It is recommended to eat the grey mullet and yılan balığı.


This bay, famous with its fish egg and natural beaches within olive grove 25 km. away from Milas is also appropriate for yachting.
Ören It is 49 km. away from Milas, and can be reached with passing within high pine forests. Gökova bay, is an ancient settlement center and decorated with citrus gardens at the place where sea descended of bay north high mountains.


It is at the place, where passenger coffeehouses are present within high pine forests on Milas - Yatağan road. It is famous with its chicken roast and ice like water fountain under cool trees. Akbük (Güllük Bay) and Kazıklı Bay are the places to mention within the Bay coastal line.

Mosques, Mausoleums

Firuz Bey Mosque

It is in the center, Firuz Paşa District, and constructed by Menteşe Governor, Hoca Firuz Bey in 1394 (H. 787). It is surrounded by theology school rooms (within garden). It is one of the first and most beautiful samples of Ottoman architecture.

Belen Mosque

The structure is probably from 14th century, and on the Hisarbaşı hill at the center of the city. Its minaret is constructed by Abdülfettahoğlu Ömer Ağa in 1811.

Ulu Mosque

It is in the Hocabedrettin District. It is constructed in 1376 (H.780). It is the biggest mosque of the Milas. Hacı İlyas Mosque, Ağa Mosque, Orhan Bey Mosque, Yelli Mosque, Abdülfettah Ağa Mosque are the mosques valuable to see in Milas other than these.


Abdülaziz Ağalar Mausoleum, Ahmet Gazi Mausoleum, Buharalı Bedrettin Mausoleum and Şeyh Dede Mausoleum are the first mausoleums valuable to see in Milas.

Ahmet Gazi Theology School

According to the inscriptions, it is constructed in 1375, by Menteşe Ruler, Tacettin Ahmet Gazi. Main courtyard of the theology school is a visiting place, which is assumed as holy by natives.

Turkısh Baths And Caravanseraıs

Çöllüoğlu Inn, Kızıl Inn, Abdülfettah Ağa Inn and Big Hamam and Bey Hamam in Milas are the pieces of arts which are valuable to see.