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Colossae of Turkey

Colossae of Turkey
Telmissos is on the Bodrum-Turgutreis road, three kilometres past Ortakent.
The site is in the village of Gürece, which is two kilometres before the turn for Gümüşlük, with the hill where the remains are to be found to the north of the main road. You can see remains of the Hellenistic period, mainly the towers of the city's walls.
The historian Herodotus said that the Telmissos is on the Bodrum-Turgutreis road, three kilometres past Ortakent. The site is in the village of Gürece, which is two kilometres before the turn for Gümüşlük, with the hill where the remains are to be found to the north of the main road.
You can see remains of the Hellenistic period, mainly the towers of the city's walls. The historian Herodotus said that the Situated in the outskirts of Denizli province, Colossae is one of the six great cities of Phrygia.
It reached its wealthiest period under the Persian rule but lost its importance when Laodicea was founded.
The ruins belonging to the city of ancient Colossae are on the mound which is at the same time the acropolis, and also found in the surrounding territory. To the north of the mound are the rock-cut tombs, ranging in size from room-type to house-type.
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