Olba Ruins

Eastern Mediterranean

Four kilometres east (and downhill) from Uzuncaburç are the remnants of Olba, including a small theatre, an aqueduct, a fountain and an abundance of rock tombs. You'll almost certainly have this isolated site to yourself.

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