Aperlai is located on the Sicak peninsula, near the Sicak jetty. A Lycian city, Aperlais history is known from coins bearing its
name that have been discovered and goes back to the 4th or 5th centuries B.C. Aperlai was
the head of the Lycian Confederacy, of which Simena and Apollonia
were also members.
The city walls begin at the seashore and are fortified with towers at
intervals. These walls, with their rectangular and polygonal construction, are from Roman times. Other remains at Aperlai are all from the Byzantine and later periods. The western reaches of the wall are of
rectangular construction. There are three gates in this wall, two of which have a plain
and the third a blind archway. The southern reaches of the walls are of polygonal
construction and in a bad state of repair. This side is reinforced with two towers and it
is here that the main gate was located. Outside the walls are typical Lycian sarcophagi
from Roman times.