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Finike town (ancient Phoenicus)

Finike is located on the west side of the large bay and has been the port for many centuries for the transportation of fruit and vegetables that are grown in abundance in the large valley that stretches back to the Taurus mountain range.  This valley is supplied by a large river named as Alakir Çayı but in ancient times was the River Limyrus.

Enjoy the bustle of a typical Turkish town before having an evening out at a restaurant.  The town has a number of quaint Turkish styled restaurants giving a simple but cultural feel to the place.  Whilst in Finike, there is an option to take the time to visit Limyra and Arykanda.  Finike Marina, which stands on what was once the ancient Byzantine harbour that prospered then in maritime trade with timber from the local Bey Mountains like Cedar of Lebanon which was used in ship building – especially the Ottoman fleets.  There are a few interesting places to visit by road such as Limyra and Arykanda.  Limyra was founded in the 5th century BC and was made the capital of Lycia by the local ruler Pericles in the 4th century.  The ruins consist mostly of several hundred tombs, an acropolis, necropolis and a theatre.  

Arykanda also has historical finds as far back as the 5th century BC, but in reality was probably founded a millennium earlier due to the Lycian suffix "-anda" (something the Lucian's typically added to the names of their towns).  Arykanda's setting is absolutely breathtaking as it occupies a steep south facing slope overlooking the major valley between the Akdağ and Bey mountain ranges.  It too consists of ruins with a lower acropolis, basilica, baths, gymnasium, stadium and theatre.

Finike town and bay

Pericles 450 BC