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Western Lycia is the westernmost section of Mediterranean Turkey.
Rugged and forested, pine-clad mountains in Western Lycia descent right to the coastline heavily indentated with gulfs and coves, making the region top yachting area in the country.
Most towns in the region have some remnants from the ancient Lycian civilization, whether they be sacrophagii, rock tombs, or city ruins.
Politically, Western Lycia forms the southern half of Muğla Province.
Dalaman Airport (IATA: DLM), with its international connections, is the sole airport of the region, conveniently located in the centre of the region
There are ferries between some towns in Western Lycia and nearest Greek islands.
Towns in the region are connected to each other with frequent minibus (dolmuş) services.
Lycian Way (Turkish: Likya Yolu), a signed hiking route which is a collection of ancient paths and forest trails, starts from south of Fethiye and connects a number of villages in the region, as well as some other towns located east of the region (i.e. in Antalya Province).
Free cold water dispensers, or sebils as they are locally known, are abundant in the region, more so than the rest of Mediterranean Turkey.