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Pinara Antique City

Merkez Esen, Fethiye | 40 km (24 mi) SE of Fethiye, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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Tombs and ruins

The site is signposted off the main road . The narrow road up to the site is hard going as its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TUFC
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Dunblane, Scotland
Tranquil untouched ruin

Pinara is a ruin site like no other. The drive up will put a lot of people off but once you part... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
tink10000
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Merkez Esen, Fethiye | 40 km (24 mi) SE of Fethiye, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is signposted off the main road . The narrow road up to the site is hard going as its gravel and there are a number of potholes to avoid . There is a small car park at the top and someone to sell...More

1  Thank TUFC
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Pinara is a ruin site like no other. The drive up will put a lot of people off but once you part and begin your walk the treasures this site has are revealed. Our 1 year old loved walking in the meadow to the ampitheater...More

Thank tink10000
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is far from the best-preserved of the Lycian towns, but has several features that set it apart from the others. Some of the house-tombs have very high-quality facades, those half-way up the lower acropolis being especially notable. Among these is the so-called `Royal Tomb'...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We arrived by car (last 2km is twisty dirt/gravel road) around 5pm and the sun was just going behind the mountain. That made the light subdued but did mean we had a lovely scenic walk. It's not at all well signed and is a huge...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The mountain setting is a beautiful remote cliff and valley area deep in the pine forests. Don't be discouraged by some web descriptions about the broken approach road. Pinara is well signposted off the D400 main road and again at the final 2km approach track....More

2  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 10 January 2016

it's easy to absorb the atmosphere of this enchanting place, because it's off the beaten track, and as a result, is really quiet. i don't scamper up mountains, but the winding paths up the mountain were fine, and while my friend properly climbed the higher...More

4  Thank ginny157
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Pinara is not readily accessible, but for those who like ancient sites it is a gem of a place. I could have spent the whole day there, just investigating. The amphitheatre is in good condition. It is wonderful to see the rock tombs high up...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 28 October 2015

it is worth the effort for drive; about 6 km from the highway, and then the hike up to the site is very easy. we had it almost all to our selves. if you can only visit one lycian city, this should be it

Thank kcreek
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Pinara is known for it's unique tombs, caved into a steep rockface (stunning to think how they were made and how the burials took place!). Head left from the site entrance (where you pay the admission) to the King's graves (need good shoes). One of...More

Thank Cocobar
Reviewed 2 October 2015

A really good little gem of a place to vist.....completely unspoiled in beautiful setting with backdrop of mountains....the trail takes about one and a half hours to complete following the red dots..but the ticket office guide explains the walk quite well..A mixture of Lycian tombs...More

Thank tonyandjenny2015
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474Trixie
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