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Approximately 4 hours
Meals not included
Today's excursion takes you from the port at Bodrum to the ancient, ruined city of Iassos.
Due to its privileged location, stunning marble, and abundant fishing, Iassos had been inhabited since the earliest days of history. The city was theoretically founded by Greek colonists coming from Argos in the 9th BC, and later inhabited by immigrants from Miletus. However, Italian archaeologists have found Minoan houses and Mycenaean pottery, indicating that the site was inhabited well before the arrival of Greeks. Iassos is mainly situated on a rocky island, with the exception of the city walls and necropolis. One of its most impressive monuments is an enormous mausoleum -- a temple tomb in Syrian style. The burial chamber was surmounted by a small Corinthian temple, which rested on a ten-step crepidoma. It dates to the Roman period and many skeletons were discovered in the tomb.
At the end of your guided tour, you will return to Bodrum.
Please note: Travel time to Iassos is approximately 75 minutes each way. Wear comfortable, non-skid walking shoes.