These magnificent tombs were built into the side of the mountains so that the ancient angels could reach the dead.
What look like the entrances to countless temples carved into the side of the mountains are actually ornate ancient Lycian Tombs. The Lycians believed that winged angels carried their dead to the afterlife so carved out tombs high up in the mountains sides. These breath taking tombs date back to the 4th century and some of these entryways are adorned with tall Romanesque columns. Of course, over the centuries they have dulled but still amazing to see none the less.
The most important rock tomb is the Tomb of Amyntas which is also the highest of the tombs and is carved into the shape of temple Portico.
The much older tombs are now no more than large holes carved out into the rock and grouped together.
Despite the grand exterior of these tombs the interior are spare chambers cut into the rock with a monolith inside to display the body. These days the chambers are empty from hundreds of years of looting.