Tlos, Fethiye

4.5
#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Fethiye
Now in ruins, Tlos once served as the bustling urban center of ancient Lycia. According to legend, this site was home of the hero Bellerophon. One of the city's rock tombs allegedly belongs to him and bears a relief portraying the hero riding his famous horse, Pegasus. After the Lycians, the Romans took over the city, building a stadium and an amphitheatre whose remains you can still see. You can also view monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. The site is quite large and hilly, and a thorough exploration requires a bit of hiking over uneven terrain, so be sure to bring adequate footwear. Plan my Fethiye trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Make sure you're protected from the sun. You're outdoors. We were very young, definitely, but don't forget what's going to happen to the mountain stone.
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  • The best thing about conquest was that it wasn't just sea sand and sun, but when we came here, we knew how many historical places to visit, but we didn't think it was so beautiful.
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  • The entire experience was better then I was expecting. The ruins are extensive and at the time of my visit (July 2019) there was a team of archaeologists working on the premises. From the top you have a beautiful view over the entire region, as well as the Roman Amphitheater not far away (which is closed to visitors).
  • Tlos Ruins has a stunning 360° view if you climb to the castle at the top. We had a fantastic guide who talked about the 4 civilizations who had built on the Tlos sight. Definitely well worth a visit with a guide, otherwise it's probably quite similar to other ruins in Turkey.
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