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Carmylessus or Karmylessos (Ancient Greek: Καρμυλησσός) was a town of ancient Lycia, described by Strabo between Telmissus and the mouth of the Xanthus.[1] After Telmissus, he says, then Anticragus (Ancient Greek: Ἀντίκραγος), an abrupt mountain on which is the small place Carmylessus, lying in a ravine.

The editors of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World identify Kaya, Fethiye as the location of the ancient city,[2] while the Lund University Atlas of the Roman World tentatively place it at Kayaköy.[3]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. p. 665. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert (8 October 2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. p. 1000. ISBN 0-691-03169-X. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Carmylessus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 36°34′28″N 29°05′25″E / 36.574312°N 29.090336°E / 36.574312; 29.090336