It was a Carian city close to the religious center
Labranda. King Mausolus was born in this city who later on made it the capital during his reign. In the
1st century a scaled-down replica was built by the Romans in
Mylasa which was located on the western edge of the city. There are the relics of Mentes Turks
2 km away from
Milas to the south. This area has ruins from the Turkish governors of old Milas like Pecin Kale, Orhan Bey Mosque dating back to
1330, Ulu Cami dating back to
1378 and Firuz Bey Mosque dating back to
There is a sacred road between
Mylasa and Labranda which is a 12km long road used for religious purposes. There is a sacred pool of fish in
Labranda which were believed to be able to make predictions by accepting or refusing food given to them after asking the question.
It is located
120km away from Kusadasi. It is located on a hill above Milas.
It can be visited by private tours.