Located in Finike in Antalya province, Limyra served as the capital of the Lycian civilization for a period. Most of the ancient remains from Limyra have survived. A center for episcopacy during the Byzantine era, this ancient city was deserted because of the Arab raids.

Limyra, also called Zemuri, is known to exist since the 5th century BC. The gradually thriving city became the capital of the Lycian League built in resistance against the Persians. The eternal fire of freedom of Lycia was set here.