In ancient times the name of Fethiye is Telmessos. The ancient civilizations of Caria and Lycia, on the border of this city Click here.That. 5. yy. also known for its establishment. The extant remains, from the city quite rich and had a highly developed culture during the Hellenistic and Roman periods dedicated to the God Apollo and a famous prophecy known to have been the center of Ancient Telmessos Lycian Rock Tombs, sarcophagi, the fortress and the Roman Theatre in Fethiye, it is possible to see in all its glory.
The Teke Peninsula between Fethiye and Antalya was known as Lycia in the ancient times. The indigenous people of Anatolia, the lycians, mentioned in Homer's Iliad and written in the treaty that ended the Battle of Kadesh, history's first, is defined as a seafaring nation.
Regarded as the symbol of Fethiye, the king amynthas tomb, stands out with a magnificent view on the slopes of the hills surrounding the city. Antis planned, an ionic temple, which has the tomb in the Hellenistic period 4. Telmessos was built, belonged to amyntas who is believed to be the manager of King.
Lycian sarcophagi can be found in the instance of burial in the city. There are epitaphs in the Lycian language on some of them. On the sarcophagus with reliefs depicting the fighters near the Government House in particular attracts attention.
The castle, the Acropolis of the city, was built in the Roman period and the existing walls 11. of the century. Used as a naval base by the Knights of Rhodes Fethiye is 15. it is known that a repair of the century.
Telmessos ancient theatre stands opposite the commercial Quay just behind Fethiye town centre. 2 shows a typical Roman feature in the theater. made in the style of the century before the Greek are known to have been built on another of theatre. Fethiye Archaeology Museum in 1993 by the structure of the structures unearthed during the excavations and for the restoration of what is provided parts of a scene?
Fethiye Museum of archeology and Ethnography Department at the heart of the city. The museum, in the early Lycian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, in addition to works, it is possible to see examples of Handicrafts typical of the local culture.
The municipality of Fethiye the Directorate of the Museum and will be restored around the ancient Theater under a project that was conducted by a service building that will serve modern with an open-air museum for the creation of what is provided? After the completion of the project, re-protecting the natural and cultural environment of the city, which will be shaped to be transformed into an area of the sample it is intended.
In the past known as Lycia on the Teke Peninsula history.That. 2. extends to the rest of the thousand. In fact the lycians participated in the Battle of Kadesh with the Hittites of that they have their shows they are the oldest indigenous tribes in Anatolia one of the most important sign. In the process of Lycia by the Persians, Alexander the great, the Romans, and was occupied by the Byzantines, but never could not be delivered.