Ancient Site of Myra

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Although the town is best known as the home of the legendary Christian saint, St Nicholas, the city of Myra was at its most prosperous during the Greek and Roman periods. The imposing theatre is a charming sight with its friezes adorned with masks. However, the highlight of the visit is the cliff hollowed out with superb Lycian rock tombs. These tombs were inspired by the traditional Lycian dwellings of wooden houses, with the rolls carved in the limestone representing tree trunks. It is often said of the Lycians that they "were born in wood and died in stone".

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summer: 9am-7.30pm; rest of year: 8am-5.30pm

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