Tlos

Tlos, Fethiye

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ookuneva
Moscow, Russia195 contributions
Nov 2021
Definitely worth making a detour on your way to or from Saklikent Milli Park. It's an ancient Lycian town (4,000 years old) that was recently discovered by archeologists: there are tombs, a theatre, hammam, water reservoirs, temples. To visit the tombs (they are on the hill dominating the town), you will need a ticket (TL 12.5 as of November 2021), while the theatre, temples etc are accessible free of charge.
Written November 7, 2021
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Tony H
Buckhurst Hill, UK229 contributions
Sep 2019
This is well worth the visit. Unbelievable that this place was only discovered a relative few years ago. Be prepared for a rugged climb to see all of the site. Top Tip: Sturdy walking shoes/boots highly recommended. Fascinating to see. If you can find a local guide as the back story to all is very interesting. There are many rock tombs most interesting if you can find it is the tomb of the winged Pegasus warrior. But this is on the right, hard to find and a very difficult climb, but I challenge you to find it, but please be careful! so nice to see that the Turkey laws do not act like a health and safety obsessed nanny state, well done Turkey. Top Tip 2: There is a little souvenir shop near the entrance that sells individual hand carved rock plaques, good not tourist C**P. A visit here will not be forgotten if you take you time and hire a local guide, Best viewed in a small group
Written March 23, 2020
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Alex S
5 contributions
Dec 2021
Rented a car for a week and this was one of my stops.
cheap entry, nice scenery, overall a really nice experience:)
would recommend if your into these types of things and have the time for it.

the amfi was closed at the time i was here which keeps this review from getting a "Excellent" :)
Written December 30, 2021
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majeo
Miami, FL2,838 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family

Tlos ruins are located in 35 km to the southeast of Fethiye on a hill with a picturesque view
It's one of the oldest cities of the Lycian state. Its foundation dates back to about 2000 BC
Each era has left unique trace in Tlos Turkey: at the foot of the hill you can see echoes of the Roman Empire - the Agora and the amphitheater, slope is decorated with Lycian arts - Lycian tombs and finally the Ottoman fortress of Bloody Ali crowns the top of the mountain .
Asking is free
Admission fee 12 t
C U AROUND
Written July 21, 2021
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chapman-chloe
Hertfordshire, UK312 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
At only 15 lira to get in this experience is a must do. We were able to walk around freely and explore, there so much to see, you could make the visit last as long as you want, we spent approximately an hour here. Being such a well recommended sight we thought it may be busy but was only a handful of other people there.
Written May 11, 2022
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Geoff T
Bursa, Turkey147 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Tlos has to be one of the best kept secrets of Turkey. One of the 6 important Lycian cities, it's location/situation alone is stunning. There were 2 other persons in the ruins the same time as we were. It's an hours drive from Fethiye/Oludeniz by car. Directions are clear. There are areas that are off limits, but by and large you can walk around most areas and lots of photos ops of the theater, basilica, baths, stadium, and the highlight the rock tombs. Climb to the top, the views are amazing. You can get up close to the tombs. And the views across the valley behind are beautiful too. Be sure to look to the left when leaving at the rock tomb on the sheer cliff, which is said to be that of Pegasus and Bellerophon. It will take a good 2-3 hours to see it well.
Written April 13, 2022
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O. Pine
33 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
This the best ruins site i've visited in feithye vicinity. Also very close to saklikent, so you may just visit it after the gorge. Stunning views from the hilltop, but it's not safe for elderly to climb up there, stairway is worn out and slippery.
Written September 10, 2020
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barryac2016
Leicester, UK58 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
I have visited the ancient city of Tlos 3 times now and never tire of its interesting Lycean tombs , amphitheatre and fort. Each time I met with members of the Zorba family who have a stall selling hand-carved stone ornaments, a family tradition and very good artistry. They made us welcome again sitting with us for a nice cool drink and telling us all about the site and the many valuable artifacts found there. The son, Nail was particularly helpful with his local knowledge and perfect English. We were made to feel like friends, not just day-trippers. Well done Zorba family, true ambassadors of their homeland. Would certainly recommend a visit to anyone interested in ancient sites.
Written August 13, 2017
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Rooikop_10
Bradford, West Yorkshire20 contributions
Mehmet from Guide Tours took us to Tlos and what an amazing place this is ! There is so much history and fascinating ruins plus new discoveries here from the Lycian rock tombs to the Roman baths and Bloody Ali Pasha's Castle. It was a bit of a climb to the top of the castle but well worth it and even the less agile of us managed it. Mehmet ( like all Guide Tours guides ) is fully licensed which means five years study at university and it shows as his English is excellent and his knowledge astounding. If you want to get the most for your money when booking trips this is the company to use.
Sorry - tried to load up some great photos but the only one it accepted was one of Mehmet !
Written October 31, 2010
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Anonu8023bt
19 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We found Tlos by chance and were amazed by how beautiful this place is. There is plenty to see although you need appropriate footwear as it is steep in places. The man who carves the slate sculptures on the stall opposite was really kind and helpful, he acted as an unofficial guide and showed us the tomb of Pegasus which is off the beaten track. It’s a bit of a climb but well worth it. He has so much knowledge about the site and you can tell that he is very proud of where he lives. His sculptures are very good and reasonably priced although he placed no pressure on us whatsoever to buy. He was just a really nice and genuine person.

We had drinks (fresh pomegranate juice) from the cafe directly next door to his stall. The drinks were very cheap and the service was excellent. The lady who owns the cafe even gave us free bottles of water to take away with us as it was a very hot day. All in all we had a fantastic visit to Tlos which was made all the better for the hospitality and kindness of the locals. We will definitely return.
Written August 9, 2019
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