The site is described as "about 40 kms.
Away from Fethiye, and is beautiful". The British scholars visiting the region
in 1 842 wrote about Tlos as follows: The city is built on the summits of very
high hills. Surrounded by steep cliffs and deep valleys, itoverlooks part of the
entrance to the Xanthos valley.
The city was discovered by Sir C.
Fellows in 1838. Texier reports: it is in the north 'of Xanthos, reached in six
hours on foot and at the distance of a day's journey from Makri. It is a
province under the auspices of Mugla. Close to the village of Doger, it is
beautifully positioned, within an old fortress, at an altitude of 300 meters
from the surrounding valleys,'overlooking and Xanthos plain.It has a wonderful
panorama." Pinara may have a great splendor, but Tlos is even more attractive
with its extraordinary panorama. Another interesting feature at Tlos is the
sound of flowing water underneath the theater on the right of the present rood
It, is possible that there was a water source in this region for the theater. It
is a fact that all researches visiting this| antique city agree that Tlos has an
panorama. Some of the drinking water of Fethiye is provided from the Kizgolu in
It is one of the 6 big cities of Lycia
Federal Union and "sports center" of the union. It is known as the city in which
Mythological hero, Bellaforonte, known with Pegasus with his horse with flying
wings. It is determined that it is the oldest city of Lycia region and founded
before 2000s B. C. via archeological excavations. Its graveyard, established
over natural rock of city acropolis, is decorated with most beautiful house type
tombs. It is known as king type tomb dated century B. C. in Necropolis is
devoted to Bellaforonte How to get there: Some travel agenciesrun daily trips to
Tlos, if you want to be little more adventures you can hire a moped for a day (1
It is an unique refreshment place, in which unforgettable moments can be lived
within the mysteries of voices of water and birds, formed together with wide
wealth of nature with works and creativity of human. Transportation is
maintained with a 2 km. road from Yaka Village How to get there: Hire a car for
information about Lycian Sites.