We get an early start today to drive to Kas (100 mi, 2 hours) for a full day exploring ancient Lycia. We hike forested trails and amble among the temples and rock-cut tombs of the most important cities of ancient Lycia including: Pinara and Xanthos. Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history. It is very old - finds date back to the 8th century BC, but it is possible that the site may have existed during the Bronze Age or during the first centuries of the Iron Age. Today Xanthos is in the Turkish village Kinik. The theater, Tomb of the Harpies, Nereid Monument, agora, and Inscribed Pillar, among a mixture of ruins from Lycian, Roman and Byzantine times, create the special atmosphere of this site. Pinara was one of the three major cities in the Xanthos valley, one of six major cities with the greatest voting power in the Lycian Federation. There is no other Lycian site quite like Pinara with its beautiful mountain setting of fragrant pines, ancient olive trees, wildflowers, thyme-scented breezes and its stunning view over the Xanthos Valley, off the radar of most tourists it retains its tranquil and mystical atmosphere. Depending on time and energy we may visit the ancient site and beautiful white sand beaches of Patara. Overnight at Maki Hotel Kas.