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An ancient Ionian city of western Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. Occupied by Greeks c. 1000 bc, it became an important trading and colonizing settlement and also flourished as a center of learning. The city declined after its harbor silted up early in the Christian era.


(Placename) an ancient city on the W coast of Asia Minor: a major Ionian centre of trade and learning in the ancient world


(maɪˈli təs)

an ancient city in Asia Minor, on the Aegean.
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The Cult of Aphrodite in Miletos and its Colonies," Anatolian Studies 54, 27-33.
Their happiness, however, was interrupted by Alexander's conquests as they were first separated and then threatened by the vicissitudes of war: enslavement, kidnapping, a siege, fire, capture by pirates, near-drowning, and attempted seduction by other suitors (165-177), the scene shifting from Miletos to Halikarnassos to Mytilene to Peiraieus.
Later the settlement became known as Madytos and later as Madytos and received migrants coming from Foca (Phokai), Miletos and Midilli Island (Lesbos).
Includes seven nights half board in four-star hotels, visit to the ancient sites of Didyma & Miletos, excursions to Ephesus and Pamukkale and the services of a tour representative and local guide.
This map was produced to improve navigation and trade around the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions and, most importantly, was a tool used by Thales Miletos to 'convince' the Ionian city-states to join a federation 'for security reasons'.
Greaves' Miletos provides a much needed overview of this important site and its setting.
Dr Greaves was also the field director at the excavation of the Temple of Athena at Miletos,Turkey from 1995 and 2000.
He cites the terminal nymphaea at Miletos, Aspendos, Side and Perge as being the best examples.
All the hotels are good in Altinkum, but The Miletos is the best.