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  Lycian Way in Sidyma
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  • Lycian Way in Sidyma - Kalkan
      Lycian Way in Sidyma
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  • double tomb - Kalkan
      double tomb
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  • Sidyma - Kalkan
  • village - Kalkan
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Sidyma is a less frequented site - which suited us we had the village virtually to ourselves. Its a scenic winding journey over mountain roads - perhaps what puts many off. The road has been improved in recent years, the last section is still a dirt track but quite passable in the car.
The village encompasses part of the long distance hiking path - The Lycian way. We parked in the main square amongst the trees, wondering where to go but soon a lady from the village greeted us and showed us the main ruins of the area - I doubt we would have known where to look without her - she took us over stones walls and fields to proudly show us the ancient relics. Note the double tomb of a father and son, one of the occupants was a court physician honoured by the emperors. Sidyma is totally unspoilt, a rare chance to see a Lycian site much like those seen by the first European explorers. The village of Dodurga has been charmingly built among the remains too incorporating pillars as props in some places. The village mosque has been made out of the stones too and look out for the inscription on its back wall referring to the deities

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2007
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