Seydikemer is one of the most recent districts of Muğla. It has become a district by
the law numbered 6360 that entered into force aftermath of 30 March 2014 Local Elections.
Seydikemer district is named after Kemer Bridge. Seydikemer is a district where
draws attention to the value of historical and touristic as well as its natural beauties and
wealthies, has some important places in terms of tourism such as ; Erendağ ski center,
Tlos , Pınara, Letonya ancient cities, Girmeler thermal spring , Saklıkent canyon, Kumluova,
Karadere coast beaches. The district economy that is woodland with two-thirds or covered
with maquis, is mostly based on agriculture and livestock as well as tourism.
Agricultural areas are dry farming area and irrigated agriculture. Agriculture in Seydikemer
has a large share of county economy. Approximately 60% of the district’s population is
engaged in agriculture. Seydikemer takes place in the first rank in the fresh fruit and vegetable
production of Turkey. Seki and Girdey tablelands, Eşen stream and Akdağ offer to their
visitors different alternatives in the hot summer days.
By turning from Seydikemer Dodurga district way and going around
7 km, Ancient Sidyma city takes place in the area of currently Dodurga
district. There is no information about when the city has established
. However, it is understood from the ruins of the city that it
flourished during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Despite the
fact that the remains of several cisterns and building in the city’s
acropolis, a marble inscribed tomb between
the northern foot of the acropolis and ruins in the valley, a temple, a
bath, and a theatre ruins draw attention. Among the
village fields , two heroons from many sarcophaguses, are among the
artifacts that can be seen .
The village is named after within the spa in its boundaries. Even the old name of the village is Gebeler.(pregnants) because
the spa that are good for non-pregnant women. In addition, the
water of the hot spring helps to rheumatic diseases that makes the
human life unbearable. It has also been understood that it
helps skin diseases on the basis of the analyzes and experiences of
people who benefit from the water. The water renews
itself consistently hence it remains fresh and clean.
Letoon Ancient City
Letoon, is one of the most important cities of the Lycian
Union. According to historical sources it was found by Zeus for Leto who got pregnant after Zeus. According to the traces
found in excavations in Letoon ancient city, the traces of settlement
in this city go back to 7th century B.C. According to the information
obtained in research, Letoon ancient city had an important place for
politics and religion. There are three contiguous temples in the center
of the archeological site near Letoon ancient city. The southernmost of those temples
is dedicated to Apollon, the middle one to Artemis, the northernmost
to Leto . There is a fountain in the southwest and a church in
the eastern part of this three temples. Inside the Ancient city,
there is a big amphitheater which rests its rear on the slope of
a hill . According to the known history, Letoon ancient city was
abandoned in the 7th century A.D .Letoon is also a part of Lycian
way and walking route from Fethiye to Antalya.
In the national park boundary, there is Saklıkent
Canyon which has fairly steep valley slopes and 1000-1100
m. height. Karaçay that is a part of Eşen stream generates that
canyon. The tablelands in high altitudes of the national park are unique values that nature offers not only in socio-cultural way of life but also with existing the natural beauties.
The park area is a rare natural wonder in the world.
A steep and deep canyon of 18 km length and of 200
meters height formed because of the fault cracks in
the calcareous land. The narrowest place of it is reduced down to 2 meters.
Tlos ancient city is located between Yakaköy
and Döğer villages, and can be reached by following Eşen stream and heading towards
south. Tlos city had founded in name of Tlos from Xantos, Pınara,
Krafos and Tlos brothers and became one of six important cities
Pınara is 45 km far from the county center and nearby Minare village. It presents the most beautiful type of Lycian graves which imprinted
in the form of ‘pigeonhole’ to the mountainsides. It is famous for its heart shapely temple where beauty contests of antiquity held
and dedicated to Aphrodite. Pınara is a must-see place with its theatre, Odeon and many rock tombs.