Phaselis was built by the leader colonist Lakios in 690 (B.C). After a hundred years time from its foundation, Phaselis started to print its own sikkes. On one side, a figure of a ship’s head and on the other side, a figure of a ship’s back exist over these sikkes. This choice is probably due to the fact that ships, being the only means of transportation, were used by the Rodos knights in their expeditions. In the mid 6 century as the Persians took the control of south Anatolia again, the control of Phaselis, also passed to the Persians. But in 469 (B.C), by an expedition done by the Commander Kimmon from Atina, the Greek Civilization became dominant in Phaselis. Phaselis joins the Delos Uniq. In 333 (B.C), iskender comes to Phaselis, the city accepts to be ruled by Iskender, without giving any fight. And the local people of the city help Iskender by his expeditions. The city, joined the Egypt Kingdom, the Rome Empire and Rhodos.
Rodos is hided between the splendourness of the Phaselis Tahtali Mountain and the silence of the port and the bay. The cistern, the temple, exterior and interior city walls, the aqueduct, The Domitiianus Agora, the Rectangular Agora, the Theatre, the Hadrianus Gate and the Main Street are its historical places.