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Pinara Antique City

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Address: Merkez Esen, Fethiye | 40 km (24 mi) SE of Fethiye, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Phone Number: 2526141150
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Description: The settlement of Pinara was one of the principal cities of Lycia and...
The settlement of Pinara was one of the principal cities of Lycia and existed as early as the 5th century BC. The site is in untouched mountain setting and offers stunning view of the Xanthos valley.
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we lvoed this trip, at first we got are own journey there so peaceful and your feel the culture, then we went again on a trip and it was even better

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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essex england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we lvoed this trip, at first we got are own journey there so peaceful and your feel the culture, then we went again on a trip and it was even better

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Hitchin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Pinara is reached by a very narrow semi-made road which is quite scary. From the local village I think that it is indicated that the ruins are 2km. It certainly was the longest 2km that I have ever driven. The site is in several sections. We parked up where you pay and saw some general ruins but also got close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The city was interesting but the antique amphitheater nearby was absolutely beautiful. Amazed at the beauty of this wonderful place and engineering. Quite a trek over uneven ground to get to the tombs and buildings, but this did not spoil the experience for us. if you like wild landscape and ancient ruins you must visit

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purley surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After a 2km drive on a poor, winding road you arrive at the site which is spread upon several hillsides and cliff faces. The tombs in the distant hills appear impossible to create with the technology of the time. The theatre is in great condition and there were a good number of tombs which could be reached after a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The silence is broken only by the sound of hundreds of of goats spread through out the hills. Occasionally a fresh breeze breaks the stillness and changes the sound of the goats bells. I became very still here. The antique city was interesting but the amphitheater nearby was absolutely beautiful.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wish we had a map and better signage at the site. Many people missed the paths and were wandering over the jumbled ruins lost. However, beautiful location and worth the effort.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here today. Amazed at the beauty and engineering of this wonderful place. Quite a trek over uneven ground to get to the tombs and buildings, but this did not spoil the experience for us. We appreciated the unspoiled tracks.You need to wear suitable shoes and plenty suncream. Red markings allowed us to follow the easiest routes.... More 

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Wimborne, Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been to Pinara a few times and we are often the only people there. It is a very atmospheric place. Just go!

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Fethiye, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Not at the top of most tourists 'to do' list but it's worth a visit. There's not much shade to be had so not something to do in July/August but it has a beautiful 'feel' about the place. Peaceful, unhurried and pleasing to the eye. There are many of these types of ruins around but here you can wander, experiencing... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Hard to get to, on unmade road, or footpath through the mountains. But that means it's often completely deserted, hence very atmospheric, if you like wild landscape and ancient ruins.

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