Amyntas King Tombs
Sometimes the art of works and creation of different forms which our ancestors were able to make amaze us with their beauty and superiority. In the vicinity of Fethiye, there are Lycian Rock Tombs, fantastic works of those who, after the loss of their loved ones constituted exceptional artistic achievements of modern society.
Lycian Tombs are remarkable as they are mostly located in the center of the city. They are not accommodated in the periphery, but in the center, to testify for the centuries of past times. Thanks to this, the current generation can proudly enjoy what remains of the former civilization. Funerary monuments are lined up next to each other and there is more than a thousand of them in the whole Turkey for proof that the legacy men can admire.
Fethiye’s most recognisable sight, the mammoth Tomb of Amyntas, an Ionic temple facade carved into a sheer rock face in 350 BC, in honour of 'Amyntas son of Hermapias’. Located south of the centre, it is best visited at sunset. Other, smaller rock tombs lie about 500m to the east.