Kınık is a town in Lycia, 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.


Kınık is an inland town on one of the rather rare coastal plains along this part of Mediterranean coast. The main livelihood for the local people is vegetables (mainly tomatoes) produced in the greenhouses surrounding the town—indeed, Kınık is one of the places with the highest concentration of greenhouses in anywhere in Turkey and you will not be able to see an inch of soil not covered by plastics around the town when looking below from a nearby higher hilltop.

Get in

By bus

Batı Antalya provides bus service to Kınık from Fethiye in the west and Kalkan, Kaş, Demre, Finike, Kumluca, Olympos, Kemer, Antalya in the east.

By dolmus

The Kumlouva-Karadere dolmus (red & white livery) ferries people to and from the Fethiye dolmus station (50km away). The dolmus can the flagged down by the gas station outside the Kınık town limits, after the bridge. The dolmus also passes within 1km of Letoon when going to Kumlouva. Frequency: every half-hour. 9 TL per person (Nov 2014)

By car

Kınık 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 foot

Lycian Way, a waymarked hiking trail along the Lycian 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.

Get around

Xanthos lies 1 km away from the town, while Letoon is 4 km away. Lycian Way, recognizable by its distinctive yellow-black signs, links both to the town centre. Walking from town centre to Xanthos takes about 15-20 minutes.


Monumental Lycian tombs in Xanthos above the theatre


There is a post-office (PTT) in town centre.

The telephone code of Kınık is (+90) 242.

Go next

Routes through Kınık

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