AYIVELİLER

The modern village of Ayıveliler is built over an ancient site on the west side of Masikytos, at about 650m, about 15km north of Demre. Dirt roads connect Ayıveliler with Karadağ to the northwest, Karabel and Belören.

Ruins of ancient buildings and cisterns lie among the modern houses with a workshop and two chamasoria nearby. A Hellenistic tower standing on a lower hill 200m west of the village. The walls of the tower are well preserved up to the doorframe and there is a large rock-cut cistern inside of the tower. More house remains lie 300m southeast of the tower.