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Ancient sites within the bustling city of Fethiye

Telmessos dates from around 400BC but much of it is now buried beneath the modern buildings of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Impressive from afar

The old town of Fethiya has grown up on the ancient city of Telmessos, although few sites remain... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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“Ancient sites within the bustling city of Fethiye”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Telmessos dates from around 400BC but much of it is now buried beneath the modern buildings of Fethiye, some of which themselves date back to Ottoman days. The tourist brochures often show pictures of the tombs of Amyntas (350BC) which can be seen in the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Well worth a visit if you are in the Fethiye area. The whole area is steeped in History if you make the effort to explore a little

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The old town of Fethiya has grown up on the ancient city of Telmessos, although few sites remain. Most prominent is the rock hewn tombs overlooking the town in the mountain that shadows the old town, and of those the most prominent is the tomb...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you like ancient things and old ruins, you must visit it. Very nice walk up to the tombs. Ticket 8 lira which is a very reasonable price. When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will find a good view over Fethiye....More

Thank Hadi S
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Telmessos is the ancient name for Fethiye and, therefore, this review relates to the Lycian / Roman remains that can be found dotted throughout the town. The most famous artifact is the Tombs of Amyntas (350 BC) which is in the cliff face behind the...More

2  Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had read a lot about this place, but had never visited the place. This time we tried and saw some of it. The temperature was to high to really enjoy all the old buildings and scenery so we will come back here in the...More

Thank jechstra
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Disappointing. Unfortunately the Turkish restoration works has mainly involved building almost completely over the amphitheatre and reconstructing it in modern materials - ok so it looks like it possibly did when it was first build thousands of years ago, but it seems to have taken...More

2  Thank LadyT_Exeter
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Fethiye, I love this city having wandered its streets for a few years now. as an English tourist. To me, it has the dual role of being home to 25,000 + Turks but with added attraction of much to see that is different for the...More

4  Thank JamesW17
Reviewed 24 November 2012

In November they have started to restore the old greek/roman theater downtown - which is good, cause it was left in ruins for years. The graves just behind town center is worth a visit. Lycian tombs are scattered all over the town, but the Museum...More

Thank T3T
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Fethiye is just a truly lovely town with it's old and new happily merging. The old amphitheatre at the far end of the harbour is worth a little visit as are the rock tombs at the back of the town.

2  Thank Helen572
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