Pinara, Lycian city remains

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26 Sep , 2018  

Pinara, Lycian city remains

Pinara, Lycian city remains

Pinara, Lycian city remains

Pinara, Lycian city remains

Pinara, Lycian city remains

Wednesday 26th September sees the first clouds although it is still hot. We spend the day exploring more of the Xanthos valley beginning with Pinara. This is the most dramatically situated of the Lycian sites we visit. The last 2km are on a very rough track with many bends (and I am even more stressed when Paul picks up a Greek tourist thumbing a lift to Pinara at the main road). Unexcavated and rather tumbled down and rugged, there are steep paths and very rough parts. However, it is well worth it to see the huge cliff like hill above peppered with square cut holes in its face (tombs or places to store food?). There are some nicely carved rock tombs and a small but well preserved theatre built during the Hellenistic period with no Roman rebuilding. The site is free to enter and we only see a few other distant people exploring the site.

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