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“large area.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miletus

Miletus
22km (14 miles) past Priene outside Kusadasi Turkey, Kusadasi, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Kusadasi
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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“large area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

having driven from dalyan and stopped at the ruins at didyma, we drove the short distance, 40 km., to miletus along our way to selcuk. very hot, and a very large area to sort out where things are. poor signage, a guessing game. when we arrived, someone approached us in the parking lot to buy tickets from him, didn't , only time that happened to us. only a handful of people here. the parking lot is right opposite the quite intact amphitheater. from there we attempted to further explore the area. due to the heat, I found it impossible to keep plodding around, so we left with having seen little, my loss.

Visited June 2014
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Crete, Greece
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“An extensive site, flat but some stamina needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

An extensive site flat but some stamina is needed on a hot day if you want to see all the important remains. It is now difficult to believe that St. Paul sailed into Miletus as the town is now 5 miles from the sea due to the harbours silting up.
As you approach the site the massive, well preserved theatre can clearly be seen. The theatr was enlarged by Hadrian to seat 25,000 spectators.
Other important remains include temples, baths and two angoras. When St. Paul visited Miletus had two main harbours. The Theatre Harbour and the Lion Harbour. The latter was guarded by two marble Lions, one of which remains. However, this is hard to find but have a small note or some coins at hand because a shepherd frequently materialists and acts as a guide.
If you have the time Miletus, Priene and Dydima can all be visited in a long day.

Visited November 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“Excelent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went with Ada Vegas Travel to this place that not many comes. It´s very interesting. If you have the time, come

Visited May 2014
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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“Interesting...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Interesting antiquity. Quite well preserved buildings baths (Thermae). Absolutely no tourists, you can wander alone. A large area of the ancient ruins.

Visited June 2014
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New Lambton
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“Great site needing some TLC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had wanted to visit Miletus, as I had taught about its history for years. The site had some spectacular ruins, in particular the magnificent theatre and the Baths of Faustina. Unfortunately, much of the rest of the site was overgrown and needed some pretty concentrated grass cutting and general maintenance. Explanatory plaques were either sunbleached or defaced, so hard to read. What could be a fantastic site, especially considering it was a harbour city like Priene on the other side of the valley, we felt was let down by lack of maintenance and information. Paths were not maintained or non-existent. We didn't get a chance to visit the re-opened Museum of Miletus, as we had already spent several fascinatiing hours at Priene. Although a little disappointing, Miletus is still worth the visit, but avoid the hottest part of the day, as there is no shade whatsoever on the site.

Visited May 2014
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