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Culture of Fethiye. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The first settlement on the site of Fethiye was founded back in prehistoric times. The modern city is full of interesting cultural and historical monuments. The most interesting historical object in Fethiye is Lycian rock tombs. According to scientists, their age is more than two and a half thousand years. On one of the hills there is the famous tomb of Amyntas; all those interested can climb the steps to the sacred site.
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A historical monument of the later period is the beautiful mosque Cezayirli Hassan Pasha. Its construction was completed in 1791. Despite the impressive age and impact of time, the mosque still looks very impressive. The Fethiye Museum (Muzesi) invites travelers to learn a lot of interesting things about the history of the city and admire its priceless artifacts. Within walls of the museum there are hundreds of exhibits relating to different eras. It is noteworthy that all of them were found in the city and its surroundings. In addition to archaeological findings, the worthy collection of ethnographic artifacts is stored in the museum. Interesting crafts and art objects, costumes and decorations fully reflect the multi-faceted and unique culture of local people.
At the top of a steep hill there is incomparable Fethiye Castle, which is associated with many interesting legends. According to one of them, the powerful castle was built by Order of St. John. Locals believe that the impressive fortification is guarded by supreme forces; they treat mysterious symbols carved on the walls as a proof. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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After admiring the old castle visitors can go to the eastern part of the hill, where there are several ancient tombs too. Fans of the mysterious myths and legends will be interesting to see the famous spring of the Arax located in the immediate vicinity of Fethiye. The spring is surrounded by huge boulders. According to historical data, up to the 15th century, the local women have come here to wash clothes and used huge stones instead of washboards.
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Kayakoy

From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
In the south-western part of Turkey, at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, there is Kayakoy ghost town. Today, only ruins remind about its once vivid life. A hundred years ago, this city was home to a large Greek community; a number of residents was about 20 000 people. The town was deserted during the civil war. Locals have been forcibly resettled during the land redistribution and, after that, their homes were destroyed. Today, you can see about 350 stone buildings in the ruined city. There are also ruins of the two churches. … Read further

Kayakoy

From the series “The Most Impressive Abandoned Cities on the Planet”
Located in Turkey Kayakoy ghost town is an invaluable architectural complex where each element is the unique embodiment of the Turkish history. Originally built a hundred years ago, the settlement was home to Greek residents and Christians. Kayakoy has grown to considerable proportions. There are more than 3500 ancient buildings across its territory, many of which are built of stones and are perfectly kept up to now. … Read further
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