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The Ghost Village Of Kayakoy
Just minutes from the bustling bazaars and yacht-lined marinas of Fethiye, the crumbling churches and long-deserted buildings of Kayakoy—known to locals as the “ghost town”—stand in eerie contrast. Abandoned in 1923 after the Greco-Turkish War and later ravaged by an earthquake; the town offers a fascinating insight into Turkey’s complex past.
The ancient city of Teles, one of the most important settlements of Lycia, is located in the area of Yaka village, approximately 42 km east of Fethiye region. Starting from the steep western slopes of Akdağlar (Kragos), the highest mountains in the region, this ancient settlement reaches the valley plain formed by the alluvium of the Eşen River. In addition, Saklikent valley in the south and Kemer city in the north delineate the sovereign boundaries of the ancient city.
Pinara Antique City
Pinara formerly Artymnesus or Artymnesos according to one account) was a large city of ancient Lycia at the foot of Mount Cragus (now Mount Babadağ), and not far from the western bank of the River Xanthos, homonymous with the ancient city of Xanthos (now Eşen Stream).
The remains of several ancient temples can be seen in Pinara, as well as rock tombs including one “royal tomb”, an upper and a lower acropolis, a theatre, an odeon, an agora and a church. The name Pinara has somewhat been assimilated to the name of the present-day village of Minare, half an hour below the ruins and depending Fethiye district of Muğla Province, Turkey.