The ruins of the ancient Lycian city of Phaselis are located 10 kilometers to the south of Tekirova. At the time of Alexander the Great Phaselis was a big city and this great military leader stayed there during his campaigns against Persia.
Now Phaselis is a wonderful national park completely covered with century-old pines and cedars. The ruins of the Roman and Byzantine periods are well-preserved on the shore of the peninsula. It would be interesting to see the layout of an ancient city, amphitheatre, central square, bathhouses.
As a rule, they come to Phaselis for a day. About two hours will be quite enough to look around all the ruins of ancient city, and then you can have a rest in the shadow of huge pine-trees on the beach of Phaselis.