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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
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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Unbelievable tombs - lovely site

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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purley surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Merkez Esen, Fethiye | 40 km (24 mi) SE of Fethiye, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Phone Number: 2526141150
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Fethiye

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