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Amazing location

After a rocky and bumpy 2km or so we reached Pinara around 4pm but despite being open until 7pm... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2013
N Wales
See review for ancient rock tombs

See review for Ancient rock tombs - well worth a visit, but road up to the village is rocky so an... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2013
William B
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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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 22 October 2013

After a rocky and bumpy 2km or so we reached Pinara around 4pm but despite being open until 7pm there was no-one to collect the money (5 TRY each). Great views over the plain towards the Taurus mountains with nothing but cicadas and goats disturbing...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 19 August 2013

See review for Ancient rock tombs - well worth a visit, but road up to the village is rocky so an SUV would be good but not essential as there were cars there too

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank William B
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Tombs carved with low relief, the ruins of an acropolis, an amphitheatre, amidst cicada sounding mountains.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Very isolated site but worth a visit to take in the views. Quite expansive so allow plenty of time, maybe take a picnic. Whilst there we found an ancient coin, now in the museum of Fethiye.

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank Mads403
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The dirt road up is about 2km of ruts and bumps but passable. Hiking boots would have been useful for climbing the hills (I had plain tennis shoes). In good light, the rock tombs and ruins are radiant. And as others have posted, how did...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 18 May 2013

A 4WD would be better suited for the deeply rutted, twisting, steeply ascending road to this ancient Lycian site, but if you don't try to drive much farther than the entry kiosk and then hoof it the rest of the way to the various ruins...More

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank Vagabondage
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Pinara is based in the hills and was a Lycian city conquered in turn by Alexander and then the Romans. When we were there the air was full of the smell of herbs and wild flowers. Goats graze amongst the ruins. The site is not...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank Keith M
Reviewed 26 April 2013

The road up was like a mud bath and had to leave the car and walk. The path up to the ruins is pretty easy to climb with sensible shoes and the goats friendly. When the mists parted to show us the tombs it was...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank trerice
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Pinara is well signposted and only the last little bit of 'track' can be a bit bumpy but it is well worth the visit if only for the views and the peace you find at the top. The Lycian tombs are right by the kiosk...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank SkateMinsteronSea
Reviewed 7 April 2013

This was a recommendation from a local as the beach is a nature reserve for turtles it is undeveloped and thus unspoilt. Fine sand, clean, empty of people and breathtakingly beautiful. The walk through the ruins and then sand dunes to the coast is lovely...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank rhiannonb538
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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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