Idyma

Idyma

The ancient city of Idyma has a history of about 2,500 years. It is within the borders of the Akyaka town. Today, the ruins of the city of Idyma extend from Gökova village to the edge of Kıran Mountain (Kıran Dağı). On the hill of Gökova, ruins of the acropolis of the city  dated to the  4th and 3rd centuries BC are worth to see. On the east side of the same hill, there is a necropolis (cemetery) having witnessed pain and sorrow.



Ancient people created the tombs built by carving the rocks along the hill like a house to continue their lives. It points out that the citizens used to believe the life after death. Some of the rock tombs were built in a richer style than other rock tombs. This shows us the socio-economic differences in their period. The best-preserved example of these rock tombs is the monumental rock tomb in the area İnişdibi. It is located between AkyakaGökova village. On the same road, the Byzantine castle stands on the low hill near Azmak.

The Tomb of Amyntas is a popular tourist attraction in Turkey and is a testament to the skill and artistry of the ancient Greek civilization. It offers visitors a glimpse into the culture and beliefs of the people who lived in this part of the world thousands of years ago.



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