Historical Site
Apollonia Ruins
Between Boğazcık & Aperlai

Ruins located to the SE of Boğazcık at a rugged site at the top of a moderately steep hill.


The site contains some striking sarcophagi, an amphitheater (in very poor shape), and sizeable city walls. Little restoration work appears to have been done on the site. Much of it is overgrown, making it harder to explore but providing a pleasing sense of ‘discovery’.


Climbing up the hill is a bit challenging. Not only is it steep, but it is overgrown with sharp thorn bushes. Long pants are strongly recommended.


Compared to some of the other ruins available along the Lycian Way, these are not overly impressive. However, their isolated location and raw state make them worth a little time if you are a history buff.


There’s an info signboard with some background on the ruins in Turkish and English.

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  • Apollonia tombs.
    Apollonia tombs
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
    Fall 2022
  • View of Apollonia ruins.
    View of the Apollonia ruins
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
    Fall 2022

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