If you have a fascination with all things morbid, head to the Belevi Mausoleum. The gigantic structure is thought to be the second-highest and second-largest tomb of ancient Antolia, and was built in the Hellenistic period. (The largest is Halicarnassas, in Bodrum, and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world).
It's not a complete structure, but you'll see by the remaining pieces that it must have been a grand building, standing at 23 metres high.
Carved into the ceilings you'll see depictions of funeral games and Centauromachy (a fight with cenotaurs). Unfortunately, the life-sized statues of a lion and griffon that once adorned the roof are now displayed in museums in Ephesus and Izmir.
You can get to Belevi Mausoleum by tour bus, plenty leave from Kusadasi, which is just twenty-nine kilometres away.
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