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Very huge and impressive

This antique city is huge and scattered all over compared to some others which we had visited in... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
A lost and impressive antique city

Pinara is off the beaten track of the Lycian Way but it really deserves a visit. Hundreds of rock... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
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The settlement of Pinara was one of the principal cities of Lycia and existed as early as the 5th century BC. The site is in untouched mountain setting and offers stunning view of the Xanthos valley.
Merkez Esen, Fethiye | 40 km (24 mi) SE of Fethiye, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This antique city is huge and scattered all over compared to some others which we had visited in this part of Turkey. For those who are really interested in history, you would need at least 2 to 3 hours to explore and find all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hannisze
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Pinara is off the beaten track of the Lycian Way but it really deserves a visit. Hundreds of rock tombs, of several forms, a majestatic landscape. Very few visitors of this perl of ancient Lycia.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FernandoAlmeida2013
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It’s already been said in previous reviews but that dirt/rocky road up to the ruins is pretty rough if taking a car. Luckily, I have my Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium here in Turkey for such trips. I love ancient cities that are nestled in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dwaynep619
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

There are many ruins and antiquities in and around Antalya We did a round trip of them one afternoon after being to Saklikent gorge - Tlos, Xanthos etc Pinara for me was the stand out It actually left me emotional - not crying but just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Very ancient place rich in ruins it really very rich easy to reach in the old city of Fethiye You will pay to inter up the mountain to the temple Very nice views in the sunset time There are two restaurants there if you want...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is place can be reached better with a 4x4 car. You drive about a path for 10 min. And when you reach you go on climbing and passing through trees. It is hard to reach the top tombs. But you can have a look...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kazancirecep
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A good picturesque drive from the main Fethiye road, quite long but not scarily sharp or high, the last part over a very potholed unmade track. The city is in the most beautiful location, green, beautiful pines, backed by an unusual flat topped mountain Cragus?Everywhere...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank Averil N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We ventured out to Pinara and eventually found it, its off the beaten track to say the least, long old dirt track, but worth the trip, what a place its huge, you could spend most of your day exploring this one, its not touristised, you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Steve099
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Pınara offers a lot to explore for the visitors - nature, hiking, scenic walk, rock tombs, amphitheatre and other remains of ancient buildings. The view to the rock face with the rock-cut tombs is amazing. Keep in mind to war proper shoes for the trip.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank muratpurc
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The site is signposted off the main road . The narrow road up to the site is hard going as its gravel and there are a number of potholes to avoid . There is a small car park at the top and someone to sell...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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14 August 2016|
Response from Людмила И |
We came by our car.
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26 July 2015|
Response from serhat s |
It is not near the sea. You need to rent a car and navigation.Thats it.Maybe there are some tours for it but never heard of it. The rest Comes as an adventure. The view is awesome, and you feel like you are getting lost on... More
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