It may be hard to believe, but most of the well-known travel guides to Turkey do not mention Stratonicea. These unique ruins were once an ancient Carian city that was inhabited continuously from the 4th century BC to the 20th century AD. A walk among the ruins of the now abandoned city gives travellers a feeling of mystery and enchantment.
Stratonicea archaeological site is open for visitors and its most important structures have been clearly marked by information boards in Turkish and English.
By car: Stratonicea is situated near the D330 route from Bodrum (distance: 74 km) in the west, through Milas (29 km) to Yatağan (10 km) in the east. To get to Muğla, that is the centre of the district, it is necessary to drive to Yatağan and travel further 27 km by the D550 route. The turn-off to Stratonicea from the main road is clearly sign-posted.
The nearest accommodation options are available in Yatağan where the best choice is Hürtur motel (tel. 0 90 252 572 68 44) at the Petroturk petrol station on the road to Muğla. It is also possible to find accommodation in Milas or Muğla.