Lycia N of the gulf of Fethiye, 8 km inland from Göcek.
As its name implies, Oktapolis was in Imperial times a
synoecism of eight communities, of which the town at
Kizilkaya was the most important. There are in fact more
than eight ancient sites in the neighborhood, most of
them very small; one is identified by an inscription as
Hippokome. Among the ruins at Kizilkaya are three
rock-tombs of Lycian type, but no inscription in the
W. Arkwright, JHS
15 (1895) 98; G.
24 (1900) 44ff; TAM
II, 1 (1920) 54;
P. Roos, Opuscula Atheniensia
9 (1969) 85.
G. E. BEAN