Surprisingly, even in Antalya, a city known to probably every travel enthusiast, you can still find off-the-beaten-path locations. I consider the ruins of the city of Lyrboton Kome to be among them. This attraction encompasses a large open-air area with numerous ancient ruined structures. I call Lyrboton Kome an off-the-beaten-path location for a reason, as I was completely alone during my stroll here.
City of Lyrboton Kome: How to Get There
I reached this part of the city by tram. To replicate my route, you need to get to the Varsak station, which is the terminal stop on line T3. From there, you can walk, following the maps; the journey will take about 30 minutes. On Google Maps, the attraction is labeled as "Lyrboton Kome Arkeopark Projesi."
You can also try taking a taxi to get here, but in any case, the final part of the journey will have to be covered on foot.
City of Lyrboton Kome: A Walk Through the Territory
The path from the tram stop to the entrance of the ancient city passes through a sparsely populated area. As I mentioned earlier, I strolled through the ruins entirely alone, encountering only four people on the way to the start of my route.
The ruins of the city of Lyrboton Kome are open for visits without any restrictions, and entrance is free. Several informational plaques with texts in Turkish are installed on the premises. Reading reviews on Google Maps, I noticed that almost every tourist who has been here mentions the sinkholes in the ground. Indeed, during the stroll through the city, one needs to watch their step, as there are many open cavities on the site. Presumably, these were water cisterns.
The degree of preservation of the buildings on the site varies significantly. Some structures have only formless parts of walls remaining, while others feature arches and entrance portals. The attraction is situated on an elevation, and it's worth considering that on the way here, you'll need to climb a fairly high hill. However, the reward for these efforts includes excellent panoramic views of the northern part of Antalya. By the way, it's worth noting that due to the distance from residential areas, mobile phone reception is very poor here, and phones may not find a network everywhere.
So, friends, today we explored the territory of Lyrboton Kome and learned how to get here. Next time, I will tell you about the history of this ancient city.
Have a nice trip!