Historic Turkey

Historic Turkey – so much more than just a pile of old stones

  • Lycian Legacy – Pinara
    Tucked away in the mountains and dominated by a dramatic red cliff peppered with dozens of rock-cut tombs, there’s a dream-like quality to the ancient city of Pinara. It’s one of my favourite places in Turkey.
  • The Symphonic Aqueduct At Delikkemer
    The builders of the Delikkemer reverse siphon aqueduct demonstrated a profound knowledge of hydraulics when they constructed this substantial piece of quality 2000-year-old civil engineering, allowing water to flow uphill. Astonishing, and well worth a visit.
  • 2020 – The Year Of Patara
    One of the finest of all the Lycian cities, possessing the world’s oldest lighthouse, a council chamber where the leaders of the earliest known example of democracy gathered, a superb amphitheatre and a great big willy on a rock, all combining to make Patara a must-see destination.