Fethiye Museum


Focusing on Lycian finds from Telmessos as well as the ancient settlements of Tlos and Kaunos, this small museum exhibits pottery, jewellery, small statuary and votive stones (including the important Grave Stelae and the Stelae of Promise). Its most prized significant possession, however, is the so-called Trilingual Stele from Letoön, dating from 338 BC, which was used partly to decipher the Lycian language with the help of ancient Greek and Aramaic. All exhibits are labelled in English and Turkish.

Also here is a mosaic from Letoön's Temple of Apollo featuring a lyre, a bow and arrow, and a floral centre. The garden surrounding the museum contains an excellent lapidary of mostly Lycian sarcophagi and Roman tombstones, some of them portraying early Christian symbols and angels.

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1. Yeni Camii

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Fethiye's new mosque is a useful landmark in the centre of town.

2. Lycian Sarcophagus

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A good example of a Lycian sarcophagus, standing in the middle of Kaya Caddesi

5. Tomb of Amyntas

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Fethiye’s most recognisable sight is the mammoth Tomb of Amyntas, an Ionic temple facade carved into a sheer rock face in 350 BC, in honour of 'Amyntas…

6. Crusader Fortress

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On the hillside above (and south of) Fethiye and along the road to Kayaköy, you can't miss the ruined tower of a Crusader fortress, built by the Knights…

8. Atatürk Statue

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Triumphantly driving his steed, Atatürk presides over the Fethiye waterfront.