Miletus Archaeological Site Virtual Tour

Just like the Ephesus, Miletus had been founded as a port, but since its harbour silted up with alluvium carried by the Meander River, it is away from the sea today. The well-designed grid-plan of the city is famous. The tourist attractions of Miletus include the theatre with a seating capacity of 15,000, dating from the Roman Period, that is being repaired, the Roman baths built in the 1st century AD, the Delphinion that was a sacred place, the North Agora, the Ionic stoa dating from the 2nd century AD, the Capito baths, the Gymnasium, the Bouleuterion built in the 2nd century AD, the South Agora that covers an area of 164x196 m, and the Faustina Bath built in the 2nd century AD.

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    08:00 19:00 08:00 19:00 Open everyday

    Ticket booths are closing 30 minutes or an hour before the museum closing time.
    Address : Balat Köyü, Didim
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    Phone : (256) 875 52 06
    Fax : (256) 875 52 23

    Although Miletus obtained autonomy in 38 BC thanks to Roman emperors and became the metropolis of Ionic cities, because of the gradual silting up of its harbour with alluvium and the turning of its territory into a swamp, the city began to lose its importance from the 3rd century AD on. The city was gradually abandoned due to the spread of fatal malaria cases caused by the swamps.

    The first period of excavations in Miletus was initiated in 1899 by Th. Wiegand and continued until 1938. Excavation and restoration works that were resumed after the World War II are continued today by experts from the German Archaeological Institute.

    10 TL