In Lycian inscriptions the name is recorded as Kadawanti. However, the -ND suffix in the name indicates its existence in 3000 B.C.. Best samples of Cyclops Walls of the ancient ages, a sport complex, theatre and Heroon like temple type tombs are all worth to see. This site is worth a visit and is a good base for those who like walking; the mountain single track road is narrow and best followed in daylight.
ROCKY TOMBS in Fethiye City (app.20 kms from Dikencik)
4th century B. C. monuments from Lycia period within city are drawing interest. These are the tombs excavated to natural rocks, which became the symbol of the city. Amintas, most beautiful and most magnificent one of the tombs, can be reached via lots of regular stages. At the middle part of the left column, "Herparnias's son Amintas" is written with 4th century B.C.
TLOS and YAKAPARK (app. 20 kms from Dikencik)
Tlos is one of the oldest residential areas of Lycia and one of the few cities that continued its existence up to the 19th Century. Tlos is known as the sports centre of the Lycian Federation and was the home of the mythological winged horse, Pegasus, and his hero Bellorophonte. An Acropolis, the temple type tomb of Bellorophonte, the Stadium, the Roman Bath complex (with its great views), and amphitheatre, are some of the structures that remain quite well preserved. The nearby trout farms are an oasis on a hot summer day, serving delicious lunches. It is an unique refreshment place, in which unforgettable moments can be lived within the mysteries of voices of water and birds, formed together with wide wealth of nature with works and creativity of human.
KAYAKOY "Levissi" (app. 27 kms from Dikencik)
It is a settlement founded beginning from 14th century over antic Karmillassos, fully destroyed excluding a few house type tomb as a result of earthquakes and foundation period is not known definitely. Kayaköy, teaching humanity on the concepts of friendship, brotherhood and peace, and united with five Turkish villages during its lifetime, is one of the pride resources of our region. According to a "population exchange" agreement signed between Turkish and Greek governments on 1922, Greek population of Kayaköy is exchanged with Turkish population residing in Western Thrace.
SIDYMA ( app.25 kms from Dikencik)
The site is interesting not only for its ruins, but for the fact that the lovely village of Dodurga has been built among the remains, charmingly reusing pillars and other ancient pieces in the villagers' houses and other structures. The site is virtually untouched and gives visitors the chance to see a Lycian site much like those seen by the first European explorers.
ARAXA (OREN) (app. 10 kms from Dikencik)
Founded on the Antic Xanthos Stream ascended. This extraordinary water spring is subjected to mythological stories. Rampart ruins, Turkish baths and aqueduct of Bizantium period are remaining from the city, placed within territories of Ören Village today. In Ören village there are also trout breeders/farms where you can have your lunch with fresh trouts you choose or you can purchase to cook at home.