Ionian rock tomb  

Deadala is barely mentioned in ancient records. As a result, nothing is known about the foundation of the city. A legend tells that Daedalus, the father of Icarus, was bitten by a water snake while crossing the river Ninus (probably the Inigi Çai) and died. Where he was buried, the city of Daedala was founded.


Ionian rock tomb  

Although no inscriptions have been found, there is little doubt that the ancient place is actually Deadala. In a description of the city, Pliny the Elder (ca. 23-79 AD) mentions two islands off the coast. One island east of the mouth of the Ninus, another west of the estuary. Both islands actually exist.



There are only a few unspectacular remains of walls and some Lycian-style rock tombs, some of which have been preserved in excellent quality. The Acropolis stood on a free standing hill on which a large cistern survived the times.


Deadala is situated at the border to Lycia on a hill above the present village Inlice, coming from Fethiye about 7 km before Göcek. Due to its location on a rocky plateau with steeply sloping rock faces, a visit to the former city area is only possible if you are sufficiently fit. Sturdy shoes and sufficient drinking water are indispensable. It makes sense to hire a local guide in the village. This should be possible for relatively little money.
The rock tomb shown is located directly on the D 400 between Yanıklar/Fethiye and Göcek, about 2 km after the village of Inlice.

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