In the mountains
27 km N of Kumluca, somewhat inaccessible. Mentioned
only by Stephanos and Hierokles and in the Byzantine
bishop-lists. The coins are of Gordian III. The inscriptions show that Akalissos was at the head of a sympolity
including Idebessos and Kormi and belonging to the
Lycian League. The city possessed the title of neocorus,
though apparently not before the 3d c.
The ruins are very scanty. There is a low acropolis
hill, an assortment of walls and two churches; otherwise
the only remnants of antiquity are the numerous sarcophagi and a few plain rock tombs in a cliff to the N.
T.A.B. Spratt & E. Forbes, Travels in
I (1847) 167-68; TAM
II.3 (1940) 318.
G. E. BEAN