Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Dalyan

Kaunos

Founded in the 9th century BC, Kaunos (or Caunus) was an important Carian city by 400 BC. On the border with Lycia, its culture reflected aspects of both empires.On the left as you enter, the theatre is well preserv…
Top Choice Ruins in Kayaköy

Kayaköy (Levissi) Abandoned Village

The tumbledown ruins of Levissi are highly atmospheric. The roofless, dilapidated stone houses sit on the slopes like sentinels over the modern village below.Not much is intact except the two churches. The 17th-cent…
Top Choice Museum in Antalya

Antalya Museum

Do not miss this comprehensive museum with exhibitions covering everything from the Stone and Bronze Ages to Byzantium. The Hall of Regional Excavations exhibits finds from ancient cities in Lycia (such as Patara an…
Top Choice Ruin in Side

Temples of Apollo & Athena

This compact site is one of the most romantic on the Mediterranean coast. Apollo and Athena were Side's deities, although Apollo eventually became more important. The Temple of Athena dates from the 2nd century BC, …
Top Choice Ruins in Kaş

Antiphellos Theatre

Antiphellos was a small settlement and the port for Phellos, the much larger Lycian town further north in the hills. The small Hellenistic theatre, 500m west of Kaş' main square, could seat 4000 spectators and is in…
Archaeological Site in Patara

Ancient Patara

Patara's grand monuments lie scattered along the road to the beach. The main section of ruins is dominated by the dilapidated 5000-seat theatre. Next door is the bouleuterion, ancient Patara's 'parliament', where it…
Historic Site in Antalya

Kaleiçi

Antalya's historic district begins at the main square, Kale Kapısı, which is marked by the old stone Saat Kulesi and statue of Attalus II, the city's founder. To the north is the İki Kapılar Hanı, a sprawling covere…
Archaeological Site in Letoön

Letoön

Sharing a place with the Lycian capital Xanthos on Unesco's World Heritage list since 1988, Letoön is home to some of the finest ruins on the Lycian Way.Letoön is a religious sanctuary dedicated to Leto who, accordi…
Historic Site in Çıralı

Chimaera

Known in Turkish as Yanartaş, or 'Burning Rock', the Chimaera is a cluster of flames that naturally blaze on the rocky slopes of Mt Olympos. At night it looks like hell itself has come to pay a visit, and it's not d…
Archaeological Site in Xanthos

Xanthos

Xanthos, once capital of Lycia, sits on a rock outcrop above the village of Kınık.From Kınık, it's a short walk uphill to the site past the city gates and the plinth where the fabulous Nereid Monument (now in London…