KınıkLycia, administratively in the southwestern extremity of Antalya Province, Turkey. It's mostly visited because of its proximity to the ancient Lycian sites of Xanthos and Letoon, both of which have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1988.
By busBatı Antalya provides bus service to Kınık from Fethiye in the west and Kalkan, Kaş, Demre, Finike, Kumluca, Olympos, Kemer, Antalya in the east.
By dolmusThe Kumlouva-Karadere dolmus (red & white livery) ferries people to and from the Fethiye dolmus station (50 km away). The dolmuş can the flagged down by the gas station outside the Kınık town limits, after the bridge. The dolmuş also passes within 1 km of Letoon when going to Kumlouva. Frequency: every half-hour. 9 TL per person (Nov 2014).
By carKınık lies close to (about 1 km away) main Fethiye-Kaş-Antalya highway (D400). The next large-ish town to east, Kalkan, is about 19 km from Kınık.
On footLycian Way, a waymarked hiking trail along the Lycia coast (though usually a few hundred metres above the actual coastline, through the mountains with gorgeous views), traverses the town and connects it with several towns, villages, and ancient ruins in the surrounding region.
XanthosXanthos was the capital of the Lycian federation, which ruled what is now southwestern Turkey in pre-Roman times. Fiercely independent Lycians burnt themselves and their cities to the ground twice here, in order not to fall in hands of the invading Persians and the army of Alexander the Great, respectively. Lycian tombs, an amphitheatre, and an obelisk bearing the longest Lycian text ever found to the date are among what to see there. There is a car park at the entrance.
LetoonLetoon was an important religious centre of Lycia.
The telephone code of Kınık is (+90) 242.
- Patara, one of the longest stretches of sandy beach anywhere in the Mediterranean basin, with some Lycian and Roman ruins behind the shore, lies ~10 km to the south of Kınık.