One of the most important cities of Karya, antic Mylasa, has taken its name from Mylasos, who came from the Aiolos generation, and was the reign of winds and resides within Aiolia Island in Mediterranean according to mythology. “asa” suffix of Mylasa name, is showing that Milas is founded at very ancient times (3.000 B. C.). Alexander the Great, who had begun his Asia expedition in 334 B.C., had conquered South West Anatolia and of course Milas, and just after conquer he had given his conquered lands to Karya Queen Ada.
Mylasa had arbitrated to a class contradiction with the request of Roman Emperor, Macmilius, in 143 B. C., and after this date, become the center of Roman Governors leading courts. During Byzantium period, Milas become bishop center, then conquered by Seljukian, Menteseogullari and Ottomans.
Milas, which is at south west of our country, is surrounded by Bodrum Mandalya Bay, Lake Bafa and Gokova Bay. As a result of this, it has a long coastal line. Temperature rarely decreases under 0 C in Milas, where summers are passing hot and dry, and winters are warm and rainy.
Access Milas By Road
Due to its position, Milas is the break point of bus voyages, made to Bodrum from other city and provinces. There is also a minibus connection between Milas – Gulluk – Bodrum – Yatagan – Mugla. Transportation to terminal is made via minibus, service vehicles, etc.
Access Milas By Airway
Nearest airport is Bodrum Airport. Transportation to airport is made by HAVAS or other Airport transfer services from province center.