Fethiye is located on the Lycian and Carian border and was called
Telmessos in ancient times. The city was very prominent and a centre
of prophecy, pledged to Apollon. The city life was rich and highly cultured during the Hellenistic and Roman periods which is evident from the monuments that exist today. Today the majority of ancient ruins in
Telmessos are rock-tombs, Lycian-type sarcophagi, the fortress and
the Roman Theatre. The peninsula lying between Fethiye and Antalya
was known as Lycia in the ancient times. Lycians were natives of Anatolia and sea-faring people as mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and the Kadesh War Peace Agreement. more...