The ancient Lycians
might have managed to claw their way up the rock face to carve out the tombs in 450BC but they're best admired from a restaurant terrace over a glass of the local rose wine as the sun sets.
After procuring a guide-book at the door as I entered, I seated myself on the first seat that caught my eye, arranged as well as I could in my mind the different rooms, and then commenced in good earnest The first part I visited was the Gallery of Antiquities, through to the north gallery, and thence to the Lycian
Myra was a leading city of the Lycian
Union and surpassed Xanthos in early Byzantine times to become the capital city of Lycia.
approximately 78km2 within the Lycian
Ophiolite Belt and recent work
Mr Kirkham, from Fleetwood, Lancs, vanished while walking the ancient 300-mile Lycian
Way near the tourist resort of Fethiye.
John Kirkham, 67, from Lancashire, went missing while walking along the Lycian
Way, near the resort of Olu Deniz in the south of the country on August 10.
From the airport we had a two-hour transfer to Kalkan, on the beautiful Lycian
coast, facing Rhodes across the Aegean.
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coast from April 25 for pounds 400, incl B& B accom, return flights into Dalaman, transfers, day's gulet cruise and Turkish Bath.
The guide takes in an array of coastal resorts, including Bodrum, Marmaris and Dalaman on the Turquoise coast and Fethiye, Kalkan and OluCdeniz on the Lycian
On this trip, visit classical monuments in Athens before boarding the 17-cabin yacht Callisto with an underwater archaeology expert for island stops at Santorini and Rhodes and a trio of Turkish delights: cliffside Lycian
capital Xanthos (excavated post-World War II), semi-submerged Simena (home to a famed necropolis), and Bodrum's Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
tombs cut into the faces of seemingly inaccessible cliffs.
Visit the volcanic area of Cappadocia, the white stalactites of Pamukkale and the mountainous Lycian