Lykia is the area in the southwestern part of Anatolia, between Fethiye and Antalya. It once was the home of an enigmatic group of people called Lykians, who left little, but most of it extraordinary cave tombs.
During Roman times Lykia was a remote area, often used to exile inconvenient people. This remote character stayed for almost 2000 years, until the development of tourism started at the end of the 20th century. Today many coves and villiages are replaced by modern concrete tourist hotels. But still there is a lot to explore, and the fertile land with several crops a year and fine forests is really worth a visit.
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