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Ancient Cities at Fethiye and Surrounding Area



Tlos

Tlos

Tlos is at a distance of 28 km. to the city centre. It is a sports centre of the Lycian Federation. 4 historical generations can be observed here which presents the continuity of Anatolian life with relevant proofs. It appears in the famous legend of Bellephorontes and the winged-horse Pegasus. The Bloody Ali Aga Palace, the stadium, the gymnasium, Palaestra, the bath, the theatre, the necropolis with the tomb of Bellephorontes are among the works which have reached our day...




Pinara

Pinara

Pinara is at a distance of 34 km. to the city centre, near the Minare Village.

It contains the best sample of Lycian tombs built as pigeon holes on the slopes of the mountains. It is famous for the heart-shaped temple dedicated to Goddess Aphrodite, where beauty contests were held during the Antique period. It is a city worth a visit with its theatre, Odeon and numerous rock tombs, still standing.




Xsantos

Xsantos

Xsantos is the administrative centre of the Lycian Federation. Located at a distance of 60 km. from Fethiye, it is within the boundaries of the Kınık Village. Its foundation dates back to 1200 B.C. Mass suicides were committed in this prominent city for the sake of freedom and independence. At present the Acropolis from the Lycian period, the theatre from the Roman times, a church from the period of Christianity and the remains of the gate from the Hellenistic period can be observed. The "Nereid Monument", carried away in 1838, and other major Lycian works of art are exhibited at the British Museum in London.




Letoon

Letoon

 Letoon is at a distance of 55 km. from Fethiye, within the boundaries of the Kumluova Settlement. It is the religious centre of the Lycians where the legend of Goddess Leto giving birth to Artemis and Apollon takes place, with three temples dedicated to them. The archaeological excavations continuing since 1962 have proven that the history of the city dates back to the 8th Century B.C. The theatre from the Hellenistic period is still standing.




Patara

Patara

Patara is the birthplace of Lycian God Apollon and Saint Nikolaus, the symbol of humanism known as Santa Claus, and is a Lycian harbour. It is the longest beach in our country with sands extending along 18 km.




Cadianda

Cadianda

Cadianda is in the proximity of the Üzümlü District at a distance of 20 km. to Fethiye. Excavation work has been carried out by the Fethiye Archaeological Museum, and the principal remains are of the sports complex, the theatre, monumental tomb and the agora.




Oinoanda

Oinoanda

Oinoanda is located near the İncealiler Village, at a distance of 88 km. from Fethiyer. It is a prominent antique city where there are about three hundred tablets written by Dioghenes, one of the philosophers of the Antique period.




Araksa

Araksa

Araxa is at a distance of 40 km. to the city centre, within the boundaries of the Ören Village. City walls from the Byzanthian period, the bath, the aqua duct, amphitheatre and the rock tombs from the Lycian times are discernible. Ören is worth a visit with its magnificent canyon, natural panorama, trout pools and countryside restaurants.

 




Sidyma

Sidyma

Sidyma located near the Dodurga Village, at a distance of 55 km. from Fethiye. It is one of the prominent Lycian cities founded on the slopes of the Taurus mountains. There are a small theatre, water cisterns, a temple, the ruins of a bath, and a magnificent sarcophagus.




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