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Hiking on The Lycian Way

Hiking on The Lycian Way

Ancient Sites Pydnai and Xanthos In this blog Hiking on The Lycian Way, we look at two ancient sites; Pydnai and Xanthos. We hope to provide some insight for hikers enjoying The Lycian Way. Pydnai was a small naval and military base fortress. In antiquity it guarded the estuary at the west end of Patara Beach.  The marshy area around it was once a bay and was probably a deep water harbour.  It is made of well-preserved polygonal masonry which…

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