Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

Photo Gallery

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

Selçuk Selçuk:  Center of many civilizations since ancient times, both sacred and historic region and the open air museum of Izmir. Selçuk, with a history dating back to 6000 BC, abounds in valuable artifacts illustrative of the culture and architecture Click More »

Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one Click More »

 

Milas: a town with a history dating back to 1000 BC and the second largest district of Muğla the most beautiful city of the Aegean Region, Milas is a scenic town by the turquoise sea surrounded by lush green nature.


Numerous civilizations have lived in this 3000-year-old city surrounded by mountains and founded on the Milas plain at the foothills of Mount Sodra. 


The capital of Caria and the Menteşoğulları principality, the ancient city known by the name Mylasos or Mylasa in the ancient times, took its name from Mylasos a descendant of Ailasos, God of the winds.


Having been home to 27 ancient cities and the Byzantine, Seljukian and Ottoman empires, Milas hosts a variety of monuments bearing the traces of the ancient times. 


Milas adjoining the shores of Gökova and Mandalya which are the major gulfs of the Aegean Region is one of the regions with the deepest seas, clearest shores and most abundant landscape. Furthermore, the region has a Mediterranean climate. The summer is hot and dry whereas the winter is mild and rainy. 


Milas, the land of the ever shining sun, is ready to welcome you any season of the year if you want to witness the harmony of nature and history.

Attractions


Influenced by many cultures and natural formations since the ancient times, Milas has accumulated a rich natural and cultural heritage.
The Temple of Zeus Karios, established on Hisarbaşı Hill is one of the most important structures of the ancient times. Bearing the inscription, “Corinth,”only one column of the temple has survived from the past. Belonging to the Carian civilization, this temple was made on behalf of their national gods. A pilgrimage center for the Carians, the city was covered with marble and referred to as “the city of temples.”
From the walls surrounding the city only the gate arch, named Baltali Gate has survived. Made in the 1st century BC, the gate is adorned with a double-sided axe motif. The Gumuskesen Monument is another ancient site located in the area.  This monumental tomb was made in the 2nd century AD and is located in the foothills of Mount Sodra.
The ancient city of Labranda is among the antique cities of Milas which have monuments that have survived to the present day. One of Turkey’s best preserved cities located amidst lush green nature and surrounded with ancient structures and monuments, Labranda is a historical paradise of unique beauty.
The Firuz Ağa Mosque is among the most important structures of the Menteşeoğulları period while the Çüllüoğlu Han, Grand Mosque, Belen Mosque, Ağa Mosque and Kurşunlu Mosque belong to the notable monuments of the Ottoman era.
The Milas houses built ​​in the 19th and 20th centuries are situated in the center of Milas district. The two-story cottages epitomize the harmony of history and architecture.
The beaches composed of white washed sands and the vast blue sea offering the opportunity to take a refreshing swim are among the most outstanding features of Milas. Captain Costau, upon seeing the harbors of the town with shores to the gulfs of Gökova and Manyas said, “Searchers of heaven on earth will find it in Gökova.”
Located on the shores of the Gulf of Gokova, Ören with its eye-catching beachfront and paragliding opportunities is one of the major regions attracting the attention of all visitors. Ören is the ideal location to go if you want to enjoy an unforgettable view of the gulf in front of you.
Lake Bafa, which was a sea thousand years ago, is a natural wonder that has eventually turned into a lake as the sea passage has been blocked by alluvium deposits. Hosting many fish species, the lake is in close vicinity to the ancient city of Heraclia where tourists can sightsee a wide range of historical monuments.
Uyku Vadisi (Sleep Valley) and Gökçeler Cave are ideal locations for adventure seekers who want to freshen up in the cool water in the summer heat.
Milas where one can experience the different aspects of nature is also the mecca of sport enthusiasts who want to get some adrenaline rush.
One of the most valuable areas of the Aegean Region, Milas, noted for its historical and natural riches, is eager to greet you.

Events


The cradle of many cultures, Milas reflects this quality also in the festivals organized.
The International Milas Festival encompasses numerous shows, concerts, panels and events and welcomes participants from all over the world.
The annual International Turhan Selçuk Cartoon Competition is open to all cartoonists and the results are announced by the end of August. The contest is organized by the Municipality of Milas and the winners of the competition are given a variety of awards.
These festivals are not to be missed if you want to enliven your holiday with a variety of activities and events.

How can I get there?


Located in Muğla one of Turkey’s major cities with the most developed transportation network, Milas is in close proximity to airports and terminals.
Milas is only in 10 km away from Bodrum Airport which hosts domestic and international flights from all major airports. The shuttle services and taxis waiting outside of the exit gates will be at your service.
Alternatively you may get to the region by taking one of the intercity buses from any city in Turkey to Milas or Bodrum. Furthermore, there are minibuses operating between Milas and Bodrum.
Milas is waiting for you if you are looking for an entertaining and fulfilling holiday!
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