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Lots of buses. Short easy walk from carpark.
No access to inside the tombs.
Fencing makes decent photography akward.
Popular with Russian tourists in particular visiting the Church of St Nicholas, so the large number of vendors selling guady trinkets and overpriced refreshments...More
Time travel - the sight of carved and cracked tombs is impressive. The visitor ponders the creativity of these people with a separate language and culture, which was then washed away by the time and Persian Empire. The situation of the tombs reflects the social...More
Although far from Antalya, a good two hour car ride, the extraordinary tombs caved on the steep cliffs are a marvel of ancient engineering and architecture. The amphitheater is superb. This is a short visit but well worthwhile. A plus are the super clean toilets.
One of my main reasons for visiting this part of Turkey was to see the remarkable Lycian Rock Tombs which are carved into hill sides and made to look like houses. They are quite different to those at Petra and to that extent unique.
The tombs are located next to an amphitheatre, and together they make a fascinating visit. It is better to avoid very hot days since the site is located 2 km from the bus station. It is a nice walk and taxis are also available.
If you make the day trip from Antalya, it is a long day and I consider the rock tombs in Myra to be the highlight. A very picturesque place with the tombs in the vertical cliffs of the mountain and the theater next to them....More
You will be shocked and amazed by mystique (and bit scary) rock-cut tombs- unbelievable what people were able to make 2000 years ago. The tombs look like ancient houses and temples. It is said that this was the site of one on the wealthiest towns...More