The oldest name known for the Karaburun region was Mimas, which goes back to BC 4000 years.

The oldest name known for the Karaburun region is Mimas. Homer mentions the “windy Mimas” mountain (present-day Bozdağ mountain in Karaburun) in his Odyssey. In greek mythology, Mimas was one of the Giants, he was the offspring of Gaia. During the war between the Giants and Gods, Mimas was defeated and Zeus burnt him into ashes and is said to be buried under heavy metals. The mountain under which he was  buried  is called  the Mimas mountain

The Mimas mountain is also associated with Iris,Leto and Narcissus. InIonian through to Byzantinetimes, the region also carried the names Stelar or StylariusCaleberno by the Genoese and Ahırlı during the Ottoman era.

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