some 4 kilometres northwest of Saklikent Gorge. Tlos is believed to be
one of the most important religious Lycian sites and settlement on the
site is said to have begun more than 4,000 years ago.
'Tlawa' in Lycian inscriptions) and was subsequently inhabited by
Romans, Byzantines and eventually Ottoman Turks, making it one of few
Lycian cities to be continually inhabited up until the 19th century.
a large temple-type tomb with an unfinished facade of four columns
featuring a relief in its porch of the legendary hero Bellerophon riding
on his winged horse so called as Pegasus. A carving of a lion or leopard is inside the tomb.
At the top of the hill sits the remains of an acropolis and a Lycian
fortress, which is evident by the remains of a Lycian wall and Roman-era
wall. The Ottomans constructed a fort for the local feudal governor
Kanlı Ali Ağa (Bloody Chief Ali) upon the foundations of the fortress.
Since early Lycian times, the city's settlement was likely
concentrated on the southern slope and western slopes. Wide terraces
with cisterns and the back walls of buildings carved from the rock are
found there, as well as an agora, a Roman-era theatre, for plays and concerts, public Roman baths and the remains of an early Byzantine church.