Historical Places

In ancient times, today’s Teke Peninsula which juts into the Mediterannean on Turkey’s southern coast, covering the area from the Dalaman Stream in the west all the way to Phaselis on the western outskirts of Antalya, was called Lycia.
The people living in this area were therefore known as Lycians.


Antalya is located in the west Mediterranean region known as part of the Gold Coast. It is a beautiful city with excellent opportunities to explore ancient sites, along with fantastic beaches and beautiful scenery with spevtacular mountains. The coastal plain of Antalya is covered in abundance with banana plantations, fruit orchards, palm trees and pine Forests.


At Sundance, one is immersed in various historical settings! Phaselis is only a 20 minute walk from Sundance. Ancient sources indicate that Phaselis (most probably including the piece of land where Sundance is today) was founded by colonists from Rhodes in 690 BC.

The Lycian Way

Turkey’s first long distance trail, is the most significant ecotourism project in Turkey. It is a new initiative designed to bring adventurous minded tourists to Turkey. It’s a long distance walk – 530 km of footpath following the coast of Lycia from Fethiye to Antalya. The Lycian way is sign-posted with green and yellow signs, and you are recommended to have a certified guide if you are not experienced.

Chimaera (Yanartash – “Burning Stone”)

is located about half an hour ride from Olympos, at a height of 300 meters. Gas which seeps from the rocks causes flames which have been burning for thousand of years. The flames burn brightly at night, and are visible from the sea. The best time to visit is after dark, since day time visits are less impressive.


The history of Olympos is still mysterious. The city was set up in the Hellenistic period. It is certain that the city took its name from Mt. Olympos.