Salih Ada


Salih Ada (anciently, Taramptos (Ancient Greek: Ταράμπτος)[1] and Caryanda (Ancient Greek: Καρύανδα)[2]) is a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea, located north of Bodrum. It is located in the Muğla Province. It is located across Güvercinlik Bay on the Muğla-Bodrum highway. Salih Ada is a popular tourist destination, and is accessible by boat from Bodrum. The hills to the east of the island are covered with pine forest and olive groves.

Caryanda is located in Turkey
Location of Caryanda, modern Turkey

The original location of the town of Caryanda was on this island before its relocation to the mainland.[3][4] Under the name Taramptos, it was a member of the Delian League and is mentioned in a tribute decree of ancient Athens dated to 425/4 BCE. It is also mentioned in an inscription recovered at Halicarnassus dated to 300 BCE.[5]


  1. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  2. ^   Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Caryanda". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  5. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1133–1134. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.

Coordinates: 37°9′12″N 27°30′50″E / 37.15333°N 27.51389°E / 37.15333; 27.51389