- By boat
- By land
Take in the Hellenistic Great Theatre and the Roman Faustina Bath at the formerly vibrant Miletus. The birthplace of modern philosophy, the now-ruined city was historically inhabited and influenced by ancient Greeks, Persians, Romans, Christians and Turks, ever since the Bronze Age.
Temple of Hera
Head to the marvelous Greek island of Samos, less than 30 nautical miles away and known as the birthplace of ancient mathematician Pythagoras. Famed for its muscat wine, Samos is home to the ruined Temple of Hera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with fine pebble and sand beaches.
Explore the wonderful nature park of Lake Bafa in southwestern Turkey. Once a gulf in the Aegean Sea, Lake Bafa is one of Turkey’s many natural pearls, not known only for its beauty, but also its many historical sites.