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In ancient times the peninsula lying between Fethiye and Antalya was known as Lycia. Lycians were already mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and in the treaty of Kadesh, between Hittites and Egyptians.

Fethiye is located on the Lycian and Carian border and was called Telmessos in ancient times. A rich and famous city, a centre of prophecy, dedicated to Apollon. Today the majority of ancient ruins of Telmessos are rock-tombs, Lycian-type sarcophagi, the fortress and the Roman Theatre.

Within the city there are quite a number of Lycian-type sarcophagi. On these there are epitaphs in the Lycian scripture. Especially the sarcophagus near the government house is worthy of notice, with its relieves depicting warriors.

The fortress stands where the city was first founded and the existing walls are from the 11th Century. At same places, portions of walls from the Roman period can be seen. The fortress was rebuilt by the Rhodesian Knights during the 15th Century and was used as a naval base.

Walking in the morning up to the rocktombs and on the way back climbing up to the old citadel, I met this men, obviously bringing it to the days feeding place.

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