Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite, goddess of love, is one of the largest and best-preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. It's interesting to compare this site to Ephesus, so although it's a bit of a detour, it's quite rewarding. You'll need a few hours to get a true taste of the site. It was home to a magnificent school of sculpture, and a number of surviving masterworks are on display in the Aphrodisias Museum.
There seems to be something about this remote collection of islands that fosters the rare, the fearless, and above all, the weird.More