There are plenty of rock graves, dated B.C. 4th at Mugla, Olüdeniz. The most important and the famous one of these is the Rock Grave of Amintas the Son of Hermapias. Amintas Rock Grave is located on a sharp, rocky and commanding hill. There are 3 rock grave, tomb carved in the rock as a temple type and there are also other small graves, important locals buried from that ancient times. The Rock Graves which remain intact are more showy and popular compared to others are known as King’s Tomb in collaquial language.
How do I go to Amintas Rock Grave and Deadala Rock Grave?
Amintas Rock Grave is in the Olüdeniz city center. Deadala Rock Grave is on the Mugla road and it takes almost 10 minutes by car from the Olüdeniz city center.
Rock Graves Photoshoot and Landscape
You will climb the plenty of stairs to the entrance of Amintas Rock Graves. You will see a big stone, rock door first, this door looks like a classical ancient Greek temple front view. Behind the door there is a tomb room but surely it is empty, ravaged and painted with the sprey paints, unfortunately. It makes you feel sad to say but the governance asked you to pay to see here but they do not protect this historical area properly.
Amintas Rock Tombs were visited by travelers in the 18th and 19th centuries. This rock tomb was even visited by the famous French architect, archaeologist and traveler Charles Texier. He must have been a little vandal that he left his name on the upper left corner of the tomb gate. You can see when you visit.
Deadala Rock Grave is located lower than Amintas Rock Graves, it is impossible to see from the main road cause of the pomegranate trees (punica granatum). According to the Amintas Rock Tombs, this place is much quieter, smaller and less unpretentious because it is less touristic. However, here you can take nice photos in front of the rock tomb, among the trees, and if you go in the autumn, you can eat fruits such as blackberry, pomegranate.
It is worth to visit Amintas Rock Graves with the its landscape, historical past and grandness. However, I could not give the same advice for Deadala Rock Grave, you may stop by if you happen to pass by.