The Lycian of XANTHOS lies a few kilometres island from the sea, on a promontory which rises steeply from the river Kocaçay. Legend has it that the cıty’s founder was the hero Sarpedon, Hector’s friend. Xanthos was destroyed by the Persians under their General Harpagus in the sixth century and it was later conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 B.C. ıt became the Lycian capital in 167 B.C. when it joined the Lycian confederation uniting twenty-three cities.
In the 19 th century is was discovered and made famous by the British Explorer Charles Fellowes. In the British Museum there are some tombs and friezes from this site.
LETOON was a Lycian city devoted to the worship of the Goddess. Leto, the mother of Apollo and Artemis, and much loved by Zeus. Letoon is four kilometres from xanthos and ancient times
they werw joined by a sacred way. The origin of the two cities is thought to date from the eighth century B.C.
PİCKUP TİMES IS DEPENDANT ON THE EXPECTED SUNSET. WE START THE EVENİNG WİTH A SHORT DRİVE TO Letoon where we have plenty of time to wander amongst the ruins. We then make our way to Xanthos where we can see the famous Harpy Tomb, a Roman Theatre, the Byzantıne Church and other interesting relics. After seeing the spectacular sunset we take a short drive to the village of Islamlar to enjoy a superb dinner ın a local mountaın restaurant.