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If you leave Labranda behind and approach the shore, you may make the acquaintance of Iasos, one of the most important ports of antiquity. Although turning off at all the yellow signs for archaeological sites along the road will be time-consuming, Euromos too is a major must-see settlement.

In the water of Iasos's western harbor a Byzantine Tower still stands as testimony to almost three thousand years of uninterrupted settlement here. Strabo says of Iasos: 'There is a harbor and most of the people make their living from the sea, because fish are plentiful in the water but the land is very poor'.

The sea has silted up in the interim so that Iasos has now become a peninsula, which lends a completely different air to the village of Kiyikislacik, situated more or less within Iasos and the ancient city.

You can stay overnight in this tiny settlement which fishing boats slowly turn into a harbor at evening, and savor the sweet weariness of this journey you have made to a towering mountain, the ancient cities in its foothills, a limpid lake and the Aegean's charming little villages.

You can decide whether to proceed north or south tomorrow and continue on your way confident that the Aegean is going to afford you pleasure beyond your wildest imaginings.
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