“Hail O exalted LetoMother of these resplendent children, happy motherWho gave birth to king Apollo and Artemis the Archer”– Homer
Archaeological research has shown the existence of an ancient sanctuary dedicated to the Goddess Leto in the vicinity of the Sultaniye thermal springs. According to Greek myth Leto, daughter of the Titans Koios and Phoibe, gave birth to the twins Apollo and Artemis of the Greek pantheon following her union with Zeus. The most important cult centre of this mother goddess of Anatolia, especially of the Lycian origin and her two children is the Letoon sanctuary close the Xanthos, where each have a dedicated temple.
Source: Koycegiz – Dalyan A Journey Through History Within The Labyrinth of Nature, (pages: 36-39), Altan Türe, 2011, Faya Kültürel Yayınları