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- miles of channels meandering around marshlands, beach where endangered caretta caretta turtles lay eggs, and nearby rock tombs engraved on hillsides. |+|
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* [[Dalyan]]miles of channels meandering around marshlands, beach where endangered caretta caretta turtles lay eggs, and nearby rock tombs engraved on hillsides.
* [[Ölüdeniz]]the "Blue Lagoon"
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Lycian rock tombs at Dalyan
, typical of many you'll see around while in Western Lycia
Western Lycia is the westernmost section of Mediterranean Turkey.
- Dalaman - region's airport is located here
- Fethiye - a town surrounded by verdant mountains, Lycian ruins, and torqouise sea. Gateway to Ölüdeniz–the Blue Lagoon.
- Göcek - yachter's mecca
- Marmaris - a little touristy, but nice resort. One of the gateways for "Blue Voyage".
- Butterfly Valley (Faralya)— a deep canyon with sea on one side and some rare butterflies with the only access from the sea or a hard climb down via a narrow path.
- Dalyan— miles of channels meandering around marshlands, beach where endangered caretta caretta turtles lay eggs, and nearby rock tombs engraved on hillsides.
- Ölüdeniz— the "Blue Lagoon"
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
Most towns in the region have direct bus connections to the major cities of the country, such as Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara.
Highway D400 connects the region with Antalya Province in the east along the Lycian coast, with a connection to D330 in Gökova towards north (Muğla, Kuşadası, Izmir).
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.
- Antalya Province occupies eastern half of ancient land of Lycia and has a considerable number of Lycian ruins.