Tlos is an ancient city – Archeological site in Lycia, in southwestern Turkey , in the Xanthos Valley.
Tlos is located on the eastern side of the Xanthos valley at the top of a rocky hill. It is located near a plateau of a modern village and terminates to the west, north and northeast in almost vertical cliffs.
Until the 19th century, Tlos was inhabited by Turks. The main attraction of the city is the acropolis. During its existence, under the influence of different cultures, a variety of structures were formed in the city.
Access : Coordinates: 36.552536, 29.420794 /
- The necropolis of Tlos is decorated with the most beautiful tombs “funeral houses” of the 4th century BC. e. – II century AD e.
- At the top of the acropolis of the city of Tlos are the ruins of an Ottoman fortress – the residence of the local leader Kanly Ali-aga “Bloodthirsty Ali”.
- The Byzantine basilica was built on the ruins of a Roman gymnasium and city baths. Inside the basilica there are the Yedi-Kapi “Seven Gates” – a rotunda that overlooks the valley.
- The ruins of a stadium and theater built in the 2nd century BC have also been preserved.
- Archeological site includes : Ruins of a Roman gymnasium / Byzantine basilica, rebuilt from a Roman baths building / Roman baths / Amphitheater of the 2nd century BC. e. / Market hall arcade with internal galleries / Complex of Lycian tombs, including the “tomb of Bellerophon” Stadium / Fortress of Kanli Ali Agha, Ottoman feudal lord.
Go next : The village of Asarkale. / Town of Seydikemer in the Mugla Province of southern Turkey / Saklıkent Gorge.