Xanthos was one of the Lycian League city that it has dramatic story in background. When the Persians invaded the city, the people of Xanthos showed the most striking example of this passion.
The ancient historian Herodotus conveyed us that they did not open the city gates to the Persian army and killed all woman and children in case of captivity and burned the city in order not to leave anything to their enemies. Also they fought until nobody left and died. In the following centuries, Xanthos refused to Roman sovereign then was destroyed again by the Romans.
Despite of all these dramatic stories, Xanthos became one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean. We also learn from Homer that the commender of the city participated of the Trojan War with the Trojans.
Xanthos houses one of the best well-preserved rock tombs and sarchophaguses of the ancient times.
You can book Xanthos Ancient City Tour with Romos Travel.
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