Tlos Ancient City
ancient city of Tlos, located within the borders of the Yaka District
of Seydikemer, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the
oldest settlements in the region known as the Lycian Region. In
the 14th century BC the Hittite documents Dlawa, and the Lycian
inscriptions in Tlawa, the entrance to the ancient city, the acropolis
has a great influence on the viewers of nature.
Around 500 meters high steep slopes and naturally protected acropolis hill are fortified with fortification walls. The temple tombs carved into the rocks on the slope attract attention when climbing to Tlos. The most magnificent of these graves is the grave monument of the winged horse Pegasus, depicted as fighting the three-headed monster Chimera. At the foot of the acropolis are several rows of seats, stadium, baths, theater and church ruins. There are nine-meter-wide Lycian (Lycian) wall remains in the flat below the castle. The six-arched gate stands in the south of the city agora and the Roman walls are seen. The important structure of Tlos is its theater. However, the stadium is also of great importance. Tlos is also known as the sports city of Lycia.
Tlos is the shining star of the region in archaeological, cultural, religious and economic terms. From the Neolithic period to the Iron Age, it carries the traces of the continuous settlement. Even in the written sources of the Hittites (Anal, Annual) Tlos'ta is referred to as the country. Tlos, which is an important center in terms of Christianity history, is one of the most important diocese of Lycia. This religious significance continued until the 12th century. It also carries traces of the Ottoman Period. In the 18th century, Tlos was the intersection of the trade routes of the region.