Kıyıkışlacık, Milas – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 37°16’37.0″N 27°34’57.0″E / 37.276944, 27.582500

İncegöl Lighthouse
GPS : 37°13’45.8″N 27°30’18.5″E / 37.229395, 27.505138
Focal Plane : 12,5 m, Tower Height : 8 m
Character : W.Fl. 3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3+2,7
Visibility Range : 12 nautical miles

VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” kiyikislacik harbour ”

Kıyıkışlacık, is a village in the district of Muğla Milas. Kıyıkışlacık village in Milas Gulluk Gulf coast, opposite the town of Güllük is a large village. Kıyıkışlacık Village lies at the innermost point of the Gulf of Güllük north of the Bodrum peninsula in southwest Turkey, and is 18 km east of Milas. Across the water on the opposite shore Güllük can be seen. In the further distance other villages along the coast of the Bodrum peninsula are visible. Kıyıkışlacık is astonishingly peaceful and tranquil.


Kıyıkışlacık indents to the north. Care is needed while entering into the bay because of the remains of ancient breakwater in the fairway. A Byzantine tower on starboard at the entry is spotted. This tower is connected to the shore. Reef of ancient breakwater extends to the middle from the western part of the tower. The shallow is indicated by stick or a buoy, but it should not be relied on. The depth in the middle is about 8 meters. Keep this breakwater on your port side, keep 15 – 20 meters distance while entering. These remains may not be seen in harsh weather.

The village is located on the coast where a natural port is formed and a narrow breakwater has been built in the entrance. This bay provides all-round shelter. Northerly blowing winds are predominant. Reef of ancient breakwater protects the bay from southerlies swell. The bottom is muddy. Good holding. The depths shelve to the shore. You can drop your anchor and swing, but we suggest yachtmen to drop anchor in 4 meters and go stern or bows on quay on the west.

Berthing Capacity : 40 Boats

An attendant will help you to tie up. A charge is made. Water and electricty are available at quay.

Mooring : Seafront Pier

Ground : Sand

Shelter Services
Electricity available at quay
Drinking Water available at quay
Fuel : Fuel can be obtained from truck-tanker under village administration arrangment if your boat needs more than 500 L of fuel.

Administration : Village Authority

Shopping : Shops, Fish Market
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels
Eating : Restaurants, Cafes
Communication : Phone, Internet
Hair dresser
Special Shopping : Olive, Olive Oil
Fish Market : Kıyıkışlacık Fishery Products Cooperative
Health : Health Centers, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies

If you would like to stay in Kıyıkışlacık village there are many pensions but you will not find a beautiful beach to swim at.

Kıyıkışlacık does not have its own weekly market. Instead local people go to the market on Tuesdays and Fridays at Milas, the ancient Mylasa. People from all over the area, from as far as Söke and Bodrum visit this colorful and busy market, which also attracts many tourists during the summer months. As well as fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs, a wide range of fabrics and table cloths and curtains trimmed with hand made lace and crochet are to be found here.

On the return journey to Kıyıkışlacık via Ovakışlacık you pass by the Temple of Zeus on the right hand side of the Söke road. This temple lay in the ancient city of Euromos, a name meaning “powerful”, which in ancient times was second in importance only to Mylasa. This splendid temple was built in the 2nd century AD.

Several seafront restaurants available for fish and other foods.

Fishing is the second most important source of income for the village, and probably predates even olive cultivation. The fact that the Roman mausoleum is referred to as the Fish Market bears witness to the importance of fishing in later times, as does the fact that the bell tower was used to announce that fish had arrived in the market.

Fishing is the second most important source of income for the village, and probably predates even olive cultivation. The abundance of fresh and cheap fish in Kıyıkışlacık is one of its main attractions. Every day people come here by boat from the opposite shore just to buy fish, and a meal at one of the fish restaurants on the seashore here is delightful. The view across the harbour of olive groves and Iassos’s ruins as the setting sun paints the ancient stones with golden light is the perfect accompaniment to the delicious freshly caught fish.


Finding fine olives here was no surprise, since the last part of our journey to Kıyıkışlacık had been through olive groves, which covered the hillsides right down to the sea. The Aegean shores of Anatolia are the original home of the olive tree, which can live for one or even two thousand years, so these are youngsters by comparison. As the sun sinks towards the horizon the shadows of the olive trees fall on the ancient walls, merging trees and city in an inextricable embrace. Today olive cultivation is the principal occupation. Most of the olives are grown for oil, which is processed locally. They are large, oval in shape, and dark greenish brown in colour.

The virgin extra oil from the first pressing is known as pure “sızma”, and is the finest quality of all. It was this that was poured on our olives for breakfast, lending them that exquisite flavour. The village stands on one of the best sheltered coves in the area, enclosed on one side by olive clad slopes, and on the other by the small peninsula – formerly an island – where the ancient site of Iassos stands.

Kıyıkışlacık is astonishingly peaceful and tranquil. Kıyıkışlacık, where the village and the ancient city of Iasos are intertwined. The villagers still use the ancient paths as a shortcut and their goats feed on the grass and they tie up their donkeys in these places.

Across the water on the opposite shore Güllük can be seen. In the further distance other villages along the coast of the Bodrum peninsula are visible. While the peninsula is Turkey’s most popular holiday area thronged with visitors in summer, Kıyıkışlacık is astonishingly peaceful and tranquil.

At the entrance of the village you will see the ancient city. The boards giving information on the archaeological site and the plan city is good enough to brief you. Iasos or Iasos was a city in Caria located on the Gulf of Iasos (now called the Gulf of Güllük), opposite the modern town of Güllük. It was originally on an island, but is now connected to the mainland. It is located in the Milas district of Muğla Province, near the village of Kıyıkışlacık about 31 km from the center of Milas.

Historians credit Peloponnesians from Argos with founding Iasos in the 9th Century BC. It was latter inhabited by Ionians, then became a member of the Delian Confederacy. The Spartans sacked Iasos and turned it over to the Persians. King Mausolus controlled the city during his reign, and it prospered from its salted fish industry.

Boat : Kıyıkışlacık – Güllük
Minibus – Kıyıkışlacık – Güllük, Bodrum
Airport : Milas-Bodrum International Airport

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