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Address: Merkez Esen, Fethiye | 40 km (24 mi) SE of Fethiye, Fethiye, Turkey
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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Fabulous historic area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

That so much has been left pretty much undisturbed is a revelation. The climb up into this Lycian site makes one marvel at the tombs carved into the rock and the extreme fine detail of the finishes. How these have maintained there quality after all this time is extraordinary. The path up the mountain climbs up to a flat plateau... More 

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Twyford, Berks
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The ancient Lycian and Roman city of Pinara is situated just off the main road from Fethiye to Kas, the last 2 km being up a very steep unmade road. Do not let this discourage you. It is wonderfully beautiful with the ruins being unexcavated. The Rock tombs are sensational and the Roman agora holds a couple of unexpected surprises... More 

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Exeter, england
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of my favourite sites in the lycian area, one of the reasons is because it is so rarely visited by other tourists so you really get the chance to explore the site by yourself which I feel creates a certain magical ambience to the experience. It is accessed via Minara village just off the D400 road between... More 

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Montreal
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Get ready for a rocky road getting there. At first I didn't think my husband was driving up the right road. It was a long and winding one which was unpaved. The most suitable car would have been a 4x4. But don't get put off, we had an sporty alpha Romeo and made it. It was worth it. There was... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Up a long winding road which maybe a 4 wheel drive car was more suited to the adventure. Most of the city is hidden amongst pine trees and we had to do some climbing! Again no guide leaflet, plan or orientation boards to help us and we missed the amphitheatre. Very hot - but so beautiful!

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Cologne, Germany
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

there were only 2 other visitors at the time of our visit in mid june. the location is simply stunning. if you have a rental car, it is a great place to visit. dont be put off that it is only signposted when you have to turn off the major highway. it is worth the drive. the view from the... More 

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