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Not just a ruin

Stratonikea is a little-visited site in the Mugla region but differs from so many sites in Turkey... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Peter B
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Amazing free to visit ancient city

In any other country this would be a major tourist attraction but here it is free and when we... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Eskihisar Koyu, Yatagan, Mugla 48500, Turkey
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Stratonikea is a little-visited site in the Mugla region but differs from so many sites in Turkey in that it has been continuously occupied since being founded and is still is today. Whilst archaeological works are ongoing to open up the site, it is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 26 June 2018

In any other country this would be a major tourist attraction but here it is free and when we visited deserted. Stratonikeia is a major historic Roman city although has been occupied over the centuries by many civilizations. It is a very extensive site with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Off the beaten track, this ancient city finds itself within an old Turkish village. Unspoilt but neglected. Some areas are virtually inaccessible. A long drive from Kusadasi

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Colin H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

STRATONIKEA Located near the town of Yatagan, Stratonikea is of the most beautiful ancient cities of Turkey. The drive from Bodrum takes nearly one and half hours from Bodrum. This ancient city inhabited till recent times. The visit starts with a charming Turkish Village called...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank alinda301
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Approaching from either east or west, the entrance is down an unprepossessing track and is easy to miss. The gridiron plan of the ancient city is totally at variance with the modern Turkish village which now overlies much of it. Nevertheless, it is well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stratoninkeia is very easy to find - it is clearly signposted on the main road from Milas to Yatagan. This is an interesting site as it has both Roman and Ottoman ruins. It is quite extensive and this year we have noticed a difference as...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Regina K
Reviewed 5 September 2016

One of my Turkish friends asked me if I'd been to Stratonikeia 'you must go' she said: so I did. Easy to get to as it's by the side of A330 between Milas and Yatagan, it's also easy to miss as it is barely sign...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bluecresent
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

This site is just off the main Milas to Yatagan road and I have driven by so many times and failed to stop. I have visited many sites in Turkey and this is unique. The Ottoman village of Eskihisar was built amongst the Greco Romano...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Keith H
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is one of the most awe-inspiring ruins I have visited. Ottoman, Byzantine, Turkish, Greek, Roman... you are stepping through centuries as you walk through these ruins. There were no other people there this is not currently a mainstream tourist attraction. The archaeologist are still...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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