Cadianda Roman Ruins Nr Uzumlu Village Turkey
Just a short distance away is the hilltop Roman city dating back to the 5th century B.C. 400 meters above Üzümlü and about 900 meters above the sea, Cadianda was certainly in a commanding place. Setting off on foot you will be glad you made the climb of about one and half hours on the long steep track through undiscovered terrain to this ancient Lycian city, (For those less energetic there is a road). As you reach the top you are presented with spectacular views of the Fethiye area, and an opportunity to explore the ruins that are scattered among the pine trees. As you approach the city you will see tombs decorated with fine reliefs. Inside the city wall there are remains of a stadium, theatre, temple, baths, and agora. Even before you start the climb u p t o C adianda there are two tombs both of which have been badly damaged. One stands near the road and is a standard pillar tomb, it has been overturned and the grave chamber is no longer there. The other tomb about 1km away from Üzümlü was possibly that of a Cadianda princess, but again it is now badly damaged.
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