The antiquated town of Limyra dates from the fifth century BC and is one of the most established settlements in Lycia. On the hill to the north of the site, an upper and lower acropolis can be seen, with remains of a Byzantine church and Roman theater.
On the ridge toward the Heroon of Perikles c 370 BC, hewn out of the rock in the form of a temple.
There are also three large Lycian rock tombs. All the ruins are severely weathered and not well preserved, but the lost-in-time atmosphere is hard to beat.This is a decent stop on a street trip taking in the surrounding sights of Demre and Arykanda.