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    Pınara

    Pınara is about 50 km east of Fethiye and one can either take the main coastal road, or the scenic drive overlooking the Mediterranean from Ölüdeniz via Sidyma. Name in Lykian is Pilleni, and both meaning “round”, deriving from the rock behind the city which is round. Pandaros, a hero mentioned in the Iliad during the Trojan war is from Pınara. The city lies in a beautiful forest makes the visit very pleasant. The theater is almost intact and there are hundreds of Lykian rock Cut tombs, some with reliefs, and one of them bearing the city relief on the side walls. The round rock behind the city is filled with “pigeon” type Lykian Rock tombs, and the western side contains several house and temple type tombs. The agora, temples, colonnaded street can be seen in the main area of the city.

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