Bodrum Milas Excursion Distance from Bodrum to Milas is 48 km. We pick you from your accommodation at 08.30 after some 30 minutes pleasant journey arrive at Milas Town. We visit the famous Milas local market at free time.
Return is planned for 14.00. We have few pleasant shops to stop on the way back to Bodrum for shopping. Tour Details, Photos
Milas town and enviroments is famous and historicaly important part of Mugla province.Old town and old houses ,lively market and town shopping centre with many small local shops are must to see.
Town is also known for its world famous Milas carpets.
In and around town of Milas there are no less than 27 different Ancients sites.
Old Milas Houses are a must to see starting with 19 and 20 century houses massive protection / renovation is in progress.
Bafa Lake which was a bay and part of sea has become a lake with the help of meandros rivers alluvions.
There is a very small island monastry can be seen at the lake side used by early Christian monks.
This excursion will take you through unspoilt and undiscovered treasures of the region.
Bodrum Milas Excursion
Bodrum Milas Excursion
Accommodation: No Accommodation
Date: Tuesday Saturday
Min-Max Group: 1-120
Milas (Ancient Greek: Μύλασα, Mylasa) is an ancient city and the seat of the district of the same name in Muğla Province in southwestern Turkey. The city commands a region with an active economy and very rich in history and ancient remains, the territory of Milas containing a remarkable twenty-seven archaeological sites of note.
The city was the first capital of ancient Caria and of the Anatolian beylik of Menteşe in mediaeval times. The nearby Mausoleum of Hecatomnus is classified as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Milas is focused on agricultural and aquacultural processing, related industrial activities, services, transportation (particularly since the opening of Milas-Bodrum Airport), tourism and culture. The centre lies about 20 km from the coast and is closer to the airport than Bodrum itself, with many late arrival passengers of the high season increasingly opting to stay in Milas rather than in Bodrum where accommodation is likely to be difficult to find.
Milas district covers a total area of 2167 km2 and this area follows a total coastline length of 150 km, both to the north-west in the Gulf of Güllük and to the south along the Gulf of Gökova, and to these should be added the shores of Lake Bafa in the north divided between the district area of Milas and that of Aydın district of Söke.
Along with the province seat of Muğla and the province’s southernmost district of Fethiye, Milas is among the prominent settlements of south-west Turkey, these three centers being on a par with each other in terms of all-year population and the area their depending districts cover. Five townships have their own municipalities, and a total of 114 villages depend on Milas, distinguishing the district with a record number of dependent settlements for a very wide surrounding region. Milas center is situated on a fertile plain at the foot of Mount Sodra, on and around which sizable quarries of white marble are found and have been used since very ancient times.