Xanthos is an ancient Lycian city,
located a few km from the coast and about 60km south of Fethiye. Its oldest remaining structures are from the 8th century BC and over time Xanthos went through Persian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine rule.
Nowadays there are impressive ruins scattered over an area of 400m x 500m.
The most significant structure is a Roman amphitheater (built on the site of an earlier Greek structure), in good preservation status and some Lycian tombs placed on pillars. South of the theatre there is an acropolis, north of it an agora.
An ancient road paved with stones leads from the agora eastwards towards a necropolis and the ruins of a Byzantine basilica.
How to get to Xanthos
The only way to reach Xanthos is by car. There is a good paved road from Fethiye.
Xanthos is just an archaeological site with no accomodation adjacent to it. Tourists can stay along the coast in Fethiye, Patara or Kalkan.