Kaunos was an ancient port city in the Caria region, today's Dalyan Mugla. The mythical founder of the city is Kaunos, who is the son of Miletus, grandson of Apollo. It was founded in the 10th century BC on the slope of the mountainous hill around which The Calbys river passes. It was a port and trading city until the end of the Hellenistic era and was completely abandoned after the malaria epidemic in the 15th century AD. It is now famous for its rock-carved tombs. However, the theater, residential quarter, Roman baths, the statue of the Lion of Kaunos, and more can be seen in the ruins.