The old, ruined city of Pinara

Pinara, formerly known as Artymnesus, is an ancient city in Fethiye District, Mugla. According to the myth, when the population of Xanthos city, present-day Kinik, Antalya Province, increased, a group of old people abandoned it and found Pinara city on the foothills of Babadag. However, several earthquakes damaged the city, and around the 8th century AD, it was abandoned. Today the rock-cut tombs, sarcophagi, odeon, bath, agora, and theater can be seen.