Iassos was a city in Caria
located on the Gulf of Iasos (now called the Gulf of Güllük), opposite the
modern town of Güllük, Turkey.
- There is also a New Age musician named Iasos.
was originally on an island, but is now connected to the mainland.
located in the Milas district of
Province, Turkey, near the
Alevi village of Kıyıkışlacık or Kıyı
Kışlacık, about 31 km from the center of Milas.
historians consider Iasos a colonial foundation of Argos, but
archaeology shows a much longer history.
Iasos was a member
of the Delian League
and was involved
in the Peloponnesian War
became part of the Hecatomnid satrapy
in the 4th century and was conquered by
. With the rest of
Caria, it became Roman
in 125 BC. It
seems to have been abandoned in about the 15th-16th century
Ottoman period, a small town was
founded nearby named Asin Kale or Asin Kurin, in the sanjak of Menteşe within
the vilayet of İzmir.
After some preliminary research done by Charles Texier
starting in 1835, the site of
the settlements in Iasos and the necropolis
has been under regular and fully
scientific excavations on behalf of the Italian School of
Archaeology at Athens
by Doro Levi
(1960-1972), Clelia Laviosa
(1972-1984) and Fede Berti
The site of Iasos has been settled continuously since the Early Bronze Age
, covering Geometric
periods, through the Byzantine
period. In early times, Iasos was influenced by
the culture of the Cyclades
Outstanding remains in Iasos include an Artemis stoa
and Roman villas
Four of its bishops are known: Themistius in 421, Flacillus in 451,
David in 787, and Gregory in 878 (Michel
, Oriens Christianus I
The see is mentioned in the Nova Tactica
, tenth century
, Georgii Cyprii descriptio
, nos. 340, 1464), and more recently in the
name Jassus, Iasos is a Roman Catholic titular
see of Caria and suffragan of Aphrodisias.