Ancient Ruins The theatre of Pinara.
Pinara (Lycian: Pilleñni, presumably from the adjective “round”; Greek, formerly Artymnesus or Artymnesos according to one account) was a large ancient city of Lycia at the foot of Mount Cragus (now Mount Babada?), and not far from the western bank of the River Xanthos, homonymous with the ancient city of Xanthos (now Esen Stream).
The remains of several ancient temples can be seen in Pinara, as well as rock tombs including one “royal tomb”, an upper and a lower acropolis, a theatre, an odeon, an agora and a church. The name Pinara has somewhat been assimilated to the name of the present-day village of Minare, half an hour below the ruins and depending Fethiye district of Mugla Province, Turkey.