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Hydai or Kydai was a town of ancient Caria. Its name does not appear in ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic evidence; its demonym was Hydaieis (Ancient Greek: Ὑδαιεῖς) or Kydaieis (Κυδαιεῖς).[1] It was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[1]

Its site is located near Damlarboğaz, Asiatic Turkey.[2][3] It has been partially excavated and some of the artifacts are displayed at the Milas Museum.


  1. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1116–1117. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 37°16′57″N 27°41′13″E / 37.282514°N 27.686985°E / 37.282514; 27.686985