These tombs are the final resting places of the kings of Caunos and have been carved into the rocks in the Lycian style. There are two types of tombs in Dalyan: the simple tombs and the much larger temple tombs. Many of the tombs were built with a false wall, behind which treasures were hidden in order to fool grave robbers. This strategy did not work and the tombs have been plundered. There are similar rock tombs all along the Lycian coast, but the most well-preserved are to be found in Dalyan.