Being one of the eastern coastal cities of Lycia, Phaselis is one of the commercial cities of Hellenistic Age in the 6th century B.C. It becomes a bishop center during Roman Age. The eastern port of Phasellis, composed of three ports, are still in good condition. The western port, whose front and western parts remain under sand is suitable for having a swim.
Most parts of the ruins, which are on ground in Phaselis, are remains from the Roman period. A port, castle among these ruins have been found the remains of a port, castle walls, a temple dedicated to Zeus, King Antonius Caravella road, and also twenty lined theater ruins. The peninsula's throat part composing street is marvelous. It begins from south port and reaches to city gates.
It is thought that, due to the shortness in the width of this street, it may have been used as a stadium from time to time. Historical evidence indicates that two important athletism competitions were performed within Phaselis.