Pedasa is known to be a small but very strong and resistant town against the invasions. Actually, Pedasa in the ancient time was apparently of more account than their neighborhood Halicarnassus. In this respect, it is recorded that when the Persian King Harpagus advanced into Caria in the 6th BC, he met opposition from the little Lelegian town of Pedasa, whereas the Greek cities gave no trouble. The ruins today are quite considerable and show a characteristic Lelegian town. The main citadel is some 170 yards (155 m) long with a high wall of irregular masonry; at its upper (east) end is an inner enclosure or keep approached by a ramp and gateway, with a staircase in one corner.