Iasos (Iassos) Antique City

Milas - Where to see

Agora, which houses the structures of the city, is located in the flat area. The total area is 107×87 meters. The present entrance, which has four entrances over time, belongs to the Byzantine Period. In this area, structures belonging to more than one period are overlapped. These periods extend from the Early Bronze Age I (3300-3000 BC) to the Late Byzantine Period (1261-1453 AD).

In the middle of the agora there are several small sacred structures and altars. Portos (stoa) surrounding all four sides of the area are from the construction activities in the 2nd century BC. The North and South Stoas are double-ported and the flooring is made of marble.

There are double inscriptions along the eastern fringe of the agora. This large rectangular area definitively dates the ruins of the agora to the Roman Period between 136-138 BC. The blocks of the building structures in the stalls and the superstructure elements are seen in the agora even today.

The buildings and structures of the Agora are dated to different periods of structure: Bronze Age Structures, Geometric Period Necropolis, Classical Period (Double Axes Sacred Area) and Late Hellenistic Period.