"Miletus, Miletos, Milet - Cradle of Philosophy" Balat by Diana75

Balat Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 25 photos

Miletus was founded in the 10th century BC as an important commercial and cultural center.

At its height, around 100,000 people lived on this peninsula.

Miletus was the homeland of numerous philosophers and sages. Thales, Anaksymandros, Anaksymens and Hekotios are some of these philosophers.

Several ruins dispersed over the region, including the antique theater, the Faustina baths built by the Roman Emperor Aurelius for his wife, the caravanserai and the agoras are the silent testimonies of the great past of Miletus, one of the most important towns in the area.

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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2007 at 10:58 AM

    Great page and impressive ruins. Haha, I was surprised to see more fascinating, both Greek and Roman ruins, in Turkey than in Greece or probably Italu, too.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2006 at 5:29 AM

    Enjoyed this page on Balat. I had no idea that Turkey had so many interesting ruins. Also thank you so much for visiting my Antequera page. That was one of my favourite Andalucian cities.

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 3:47 PM

    Fascinating to see these remains -- thanks for all the historical information.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 9:21 AM

    Miletus looks like an interesting place to visit. Even if I have seen many places in Turkey there are still much to see.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 5:14 AM

    Superb architecture, Turkey must have the best preserved theatres in the world


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