For a rough 35 million Turkish Liras anyone can become the owner of the ancient Greek city of
located Bargylia 30 kilometers from Bodrum between Iasos and
Legend has it that the city was built by Bellarophon after his horse Pegasus killed his dear friend Barglos. The theme of Pegasus on the coins of Bargylia is referring to this myth.
It is everybody’s guess what treasures have disappeared and how much has been left to discover. Property owners would like the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to expropriate the land or exchange it for another plot. Yet not all the co-owners want to sell.
On the side, it should be noted that Alexander the Great spent some time in Bargylia while taking control of the region. Together with all the neighboring land, it later on became part of the
Bargylia, which allegedly seems to include an amphitheater, a
(mentioned by Strabo), a bath complex from Roman times
and a necropolis from the Byzantine era, is riddled with holes left by illegal
excavators. A single example has been recorded where a mosaic was destroyed and
stolen by smugglers. temple of Artemis