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Telmessos Rock Tombs , Turkey

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Fethiye is 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Marmaris in Mugla province, and has an outstanding and busy marina. The ancient name of the city is Telmessos where you can see a fortress on the hill overlooking the city which was built by Knights of Rhodes. Fethiye is known for its rock tombs carved into the faces of the cliffs by the Lycians. These are elaborately carved and are remarkable. One of them is the tomb of Amnytas dating from the 4th century BC built in Doric architectural style and is worth well visiting. Other historical places in the city are several sarcopaghi, theater and the Fethiye tower.

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Taken on April 4, 2012