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Fethiye Lycian Rock Tombs (Tomb of Amyntas) Tours

Fethiye Lycian Rock Tombs (Tomb of Amyntas)
Carved into the cliffside above town is a group of ancient Lycian tombs that have become some of Fethiye’s most famous landmarks: the Fethiye Lycian Rock Tombs (Tomb of Amyntas). Set higher than the rest, the most important of the tombs was built in 350 B.C. for “Amyntas, son of Hermagios” (according to a Greek inscription on the wall of the tomb). He is thought to have been a local Lycian ruler or nobleman.

The entrance to the Amyntas Tomb was carved out of the rock so as to look like a temple portico, with two Ionic-style columns topped by a triangular pediment. Grave robbers appear to have broken into the tomb a long time ago, as is clear from the missing panel in the bottom-right-hand side of the doorway.

About 500 meters down and to the right (east) is a cluster of several smaller Lycian rock tombs carved into the cliff face; very little is known about the identities of those buried here.

In addition to seeing the Fethiye rock tombs themselves, visitors who make the hike up will be rewarded with fabulous views of the town and the surrounding coastline. The best time to visit (and consequently the busiest) is at sunset.

Practical Info

Fethiye's Lycian rock tombs are reached by a rather steep climb up from behind Kaya Caddesi, first via a road and then via a long series of stone steps cut into the hillside. You can view the tombs from a distance without paying the entrance fee, but to see the Amyntas Tomb from up close, you’ll need to buy a ticket.

Admission is 5 TL and it’s open May to October 8am - 7pm, November to April 8am - 5pm.
Address: Fethiye, Turkish Aegean Coast, Turkey
Hours: May - Oct 8am - 7pm, Nov - Apr 8am - 5pm
Admission: 5TL
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Fethiye Lycian Rock Tombs (Tomb of Amyntas) hours of operation: May - Oct 8am - 7pm, Nov - Apr 8am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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