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 son of Hermapias’. Located south of the centre, it is best visited at sunset. Other smaller rock tombs lie about 500m to the east. Unfortunately there's a lot of graffiti evident at the site.
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Nearby Fethiye attractions
A good example of a Lycian sarcophagus, standing in the middle of Kaya Caddesi
Fethiye's new mosque is a useful landmark in the centre of town.
Focusing on Lycian finds from Telmessos as well as the ancient settlements of Tlos and Kaunos, this small museum exhibits pottery, jewellery, small…
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…
This excellent example of a Lycian sarcophagus is near Fethiye's belediye (city hall).
Fethiye's municipal HQ stands in a waterfront park.
A major landmark on Fethiye's waterfront promenade.
Fethiye's tiny old mosque is squeezed between souvenir shops and cafes in the bazaar district.