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Tlos

Buses run from Fethiye. Drivers should follow the signs to Saklıkent – Tlos is 4km northwest of Saklıkent Gorge.


Perhaps the oldest and most important of the five major cities of the Lycian confederacy, Tlos stands back from the Xanthos River, surveying its progress. Set at a lofty height with an acropolis that has both Lycian and Ottoman stonework, the scattering of buildings includes a theatre and necropolis. Bellerophon, mythical slayer of monsters, is said to have lived here and can be seen riding Pegasus in a carving on a rock-cut tomb. There are attractive villages around the site.


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