Tlos, a highly important religious centre in ancient Lycia, was rediscovered by Charles Fellow in 1838. With a history of more than 4000 years ago,the site is considered to be one of the oldest and the largest inhabitations of Lycian empire. Tlos attracts tourists with its ruined charm. Also known for its rock tombs, the site is nestled within the gigantic Akdaglar Mountains. Once the “brilliant metropolis of the Lycian nation”, today the site is of immense historical value enveloped within the picturesque scenery. A trip to Tlos can be easily combined with that of Saklikent Gorge and Yakapark restaurant. Some of the features of the Lycian site are:
- Acropolis Hill- The hill consists of rock-cut tombs and sarcophagi. The fortress of Kanli Agi ('Bloody Chief Ali'), a notorious Ottoman feudal lord, crowns the top of this hill. One can also find the ruins of Roman and Lycian wall on the hilltop. The visitors can also see a spectacular 360 vision of the Xanthos Valley from this site.
- 'Tomb of Bellerophon' – It is a large temple-type tomb dedicated to the legendary Greek hero Bellerophon riding Pegasus, the winged horse.
- Market Hall
Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos Travel Tips
- You have to climb up in order to reach the site. Not suitable for heart patients.
How to Reach Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos
- There are regular minibuses from Fethiye To Saklikent Gorge which go via Tlos.
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95% of people who visit Fethiye include Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos in their plan
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75% of people start their Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos
94.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos