The ancient city of Xanthos is near Fethiye and was once the capital of the Lycian League. The city witnessed several wars and was destroyed only to be rebuilt. Xanthos is also the center of the episcopate during the Byzantine era and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An important city of the Lycian, Persian, Roman civilizations and Byzantium, Xanthos has a strong Hellenistic and Roman influence. Abandoned due to the Arab raids, the ancient city today survives in the pine forest and is ready to reveal its history to its curious visitors.