HISTORICAL SITES IN FETHIYE CENTRE  

AMYNTAS TOMB
     It is located on the southern slope at the Bademlibahçe district. It can be seen from every point of the town. It is temple-type tomb built in the fourth century B.C. in Ionian style. There two columns on the facade. The base of the column is 71 cm. high and the upper portion is broken. On the upper portion of the wall projections of the tomb there is a series of decorations in the form of three rosettes. Higher up, there is a pediment with three acroteries in the form of human heads two of which are demolished. Beneath this, there is a row of serrations. In the inscription half-way on the ante wall on the left, Amintas, son of Hermapias is mentioned. Passing through the columns, there is a door with two wings, in imitation of wooden structure, in two parts. Only the lower section of the right wing is open. The borders of this opening, which must have supported a sliding stone or lumber originally, are broken. The heads of the nails for the wings are still discernible. The grave chamber is reached by stepping over a threshold of 40 cm. and a step. There are three couches with a height of 80 cm. each. They are quite narrow with an elevation serving as a pillow.
     Close to the Amyntas tomb, there is another similar temple-type rock tomb with a broken column as other tombs.

SARCOPHAGI
    
There are various sarcopahi in Fethiye. One of them is on the street leading to the rock tombs and another is located near the governor's office. The latter one dates back to the year 340 B.C. It has reliefs and has stood intact up to the present. The reliefs on the the lid depict four warriors with shields in their hands and a man in a long robe sitting on the right. There are figures also on the sides.
    In addition, there are the two sarcophagi at the Cumhuriyet district, dated to the fourth century B.C. one of which has also reliefs which are quite demolished.

FORTRESS
   
It is located on a hill on the southern side. It is deduced to have been built by St. John’s chevaliers. The northern portion of the fortress facing the wharf is protected by two walls, one encircled by the other. On the walls of the fortress there are some blocks from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These blocks have been utilized haphazardly.
    There is a cistern of undetermined date and two small, plain rock tombs at the fortress.

OLD MOSQUE
    
It is located among the souvenier shops at Paspatur. The Old Mosque, built in 1791, was repaired several times, always remaining true to its original, almost square-like, plan. There is an the inscription in the Ottoman language on the entrance door as follows: "The Governor of Algeria, Mustafa Pasha had this mosque built. May God grant him a place in heaven for this, the year 1216" indicating the date. The Governor of Algeria, Mustafa Pasha, mentioned here was born in the Yaka village of Fethiye.

FETHIYE BATH
     It is located at Paspatur. It was built in 1891 on a 430 square meters site. It has two sections, one for men and one for women. The building with 14 domes is built on 6 arches. The historical Fethiye bath is still functioning in our day.

MENTEŞE BEY TOMB
     This is a tomb located next to the Gül Mosque at the Bademlibahçe district of Fethiye. Menteşe Bey killed in 1282 while trying to take over Meğri (Fethiye) from the Byzanthian Empire is buried in this tomb. The tomb was built by Ahmet Gazi who was the nephew of Menteşe Bey and the governor of Milas and Beçin. The tomb has a dome supported by walls of unhewn stone. Inside there is a marble grave, the bead of which is covered with the Turkish flag. It is surrounded by chains to prevent handling. Except for the grave, the floor of the tomb is covered by rugs and carpets.

THE TOMB WITH NETTLE TREE (Günlükbaşı)
     It is a tomb under the nettle tree at Günlükbaşı. The wife of Menteşe Bey is buried here. It was built by Ahmet Gazi (born ? -died 1391), the nephew of Menteşe Bey.

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