Pydnae, Pydna or Pydnai (Ancient Greek: Πύδναι) was a small Hellenistic town on the coast of ancient Lycia in Asiatic Turkey between the river Xanthus and Cape Hieron. Ptolemy calls the town Kydna or Cydna, and places it at the foot of Mount Cragus.
The site is at the western end of the 12km Patara Beach, and occupies the eastern slope of a hill near the shore; the walls are of well-preserved polygonal masonry, with eleven towers and seven stairways leading up to the battlements. The only building in the interior is a small church. Four or five inscriptions have been found in and around the fort; all are of Imperial date. It is mentioned in G.E. Bean's Lycian Turkey: An Archaeological Guide.
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