Kindya is in Caria 20 km SW of Milas. It was of some importance in
the 5th century BC since it paid one talent to the Delian Confederacy,
but by the 3rdcentury BC it had been absorbed into Bargylia. Herodotos
(5.118) mentions a Pixodaros, son of Mausolos of Kindya, presumably
an ancestor of the Hekatomnids. Strabo speaks of Kindya as no longer
existing. The city was primarily known for its principal deity, Artemis
Kindyas, whose temple was believed to be immune from rainfall; she
later became a chief deity of Bargylia.
The ruins are on a steep hill above the village. The city wall enclosed
an area some 450 by 200 meters.
The temple contained the statue of Artemis Kindyas under the bare
sky. According to legend neither rain nor snow ever fell on it.