TR – Stem Journal Nr. 48.XANTHOS

XANTHOS: 46 km from Fethiye. Xanthos, located near the village of Kinik in the distance, was the largest administrative center of Lycia in antiquity. B.C. In 545, the city, which was independent until it was ruled by the Persians, was completely burned about a century later. After this fire the city was rebuilt, even in BC. II. In the nineteenth century it undertook the task of becoming the capital of the Lycian League. The city, which was later controlled by the Romans, entered the Byzantine sovereignty and remained under Byzantine rule until the Arab raids of the 7th century. The buildings built by every civilizations that settled in were influenced by Lycian traditions, Hellenistic and Roman period, and this center was taken to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.