Xanthos - 21km
The ancient capitol of Lycia with fascinating ruins, which have been regarded as a UNESCO World heritage site. Alexander the Great considered it one of his favourite places.
Patara - 21km
A stunning undeveloped and protected 18km long stretch of soft golden sand, where evocative ruins of a once fine city protrude out of the encroaching sand dunes. Patara was also a wealthy naval & trading port in Lycia until 7th Century AD when the Xanthos river silted it up. Now it is a national park rich in wildlife living amongst the ruins of the old city.
Letoon - 25km
Is renowned for being visited by Leta while pregnant with Appollo & as the spiritual and cultural centre for nearby Xanthos, yet had no normal settlements around it. It was abandoned during the 7th Century because of rising silt levels from the nearby river. Look out for the Terrapins hiding in the water & the beautiful Dragonflies
Tlos - 45km
One of the oldest of the six principle sites of Lycia. Best known for its dramatically positioned fortress, topped with rock cut tomb sides, and fabulous 360 degree views.
Pinara - 40km
Religious centre dedicated to Apollo, Athena & Aphrodite. Many large house type tombs including the ‘Royal Tomb’, free standing sarcophagi, & a 2nd Century BC Amiptheatre built to accommodate 3200 people
Kekova - 40km
Take a boat trip to Kekova , the sunken city. From Kas you can take an elegant Gulet or glass bottomed boat to explore the mostly submerged remains of the ancient Lycian city of Kekova, where the remains of the city & its harbour are just below the surface after an earthquake caused a down shift in the land mass.
Simena - 40km
Just across the water from Kekeova is a medieval castle, which was used as an outpost for the Knights of Rhodes ( formerly St John).
Myra - 65km
Myra has the largest amphitheatre in Lycia, overlooked by the dramatic house type rock tombs.
Demre - 65km
Where the famous church of St Nicholas is located. St Nicholas, now more widely known as Santa Claus was born in Patara in 300AD.
Kaya Koy - 90km
Travel to the deserted former Greek ' Ghost Village' and explore.