Historical Site
Pydnai Ruins
Between Gavurağılı & Karadere

Ruins of a fortress located between Gavurağılı and Letoon.


The Lycian Way passes directly through the ruins, including through a portal in the wall where you’ll probably need to remove your pack and squat to get through. There’s no access fee required.


The Pydnai ruins aren’t as well-preserved or as extensive as many you will find elsewhere along the Lycian Way, being largely over-grown and so far without any restoration efforts. Exploring them is a bit of a rugged adventure., giving a little bit of a sense of ‘discovery’. Don’t expect the sights (or ‘sites’) that you’d find at, say, Xanthos, Letoon, or Patara.

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Pretty Pictures

Sometimes nothing beats a good photo. Or even a bad photo! If you’d like to share some or all of your photo collection with the Trekopedia community, contact us at photos@trekopedia.com and we can arrange a transfer of them. And thanks!
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  • Looking down on the Pydnai ruins.
    Pydnai ruins viewed from the north
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
    Sept 2022
  • View of the Pydnai ruins.
    View of the Pydnai ruins
    Photo by 
    Fall 2022

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✅   More photos! Ideally with geo-location information in the metadata. In addition to using some photos on Trekopedia, we add them to our internal reference database which significantly helps us with trail research. The more photos, the better! If you are willing to share your collection with us, we’d be incredibly grateful. Let us know and we’ll arrange a transfer.

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In addition to the above, please see this article for information on more general ways you can help. Thanks!
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