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Xanthos Antik Kenti

Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Private Trekking Tour in the Fethiye Mountains
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (30 reviews)
“british museum” (16 reviews)
“ancient ruins” (12 reviews)
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Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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"worth a visit"
in 30 reviews
"british museum"
in 16 reviews
"ancient ruins"
in 12 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 8 reviews
"wander around"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 6 reviews
"local guide"
in 5 reviews
"jeep safari"
in 11 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 4 reviews
"turkey"
in 19 reviews
"patara beach"
in 9 reviews
"define tours"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 10 reviews
"lycian"
in 34 reviews
"theatre"
in 27 reviews
"homes"
in 39 reviews
"amphitheater"
in 59 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and we were blown away by the history. However, a local was next to us when we were looking at some of the ruins and started giving us a brief history of the place, he then explained some of the...More

Thank Bambosa23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2000 year old ruins very close to Kalkan. A must visit place on the Lycian way. However, if you travel in July - August, make sure you avoid 12 - 16 hours, since it can get extremely hot.

Thank mangal-man
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site has been occupied by a variety of people from the 7th century BC. The original people there were the Lycians and see some of their writing carved into a large stone and Lycian tombs. There was a large theatre which had been built...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Although this site feels a little neglected by the Turkish authorities, it is still absolutely amazing! Thousands of years of history unfold as you explore this incredible site. Well worth a visit, and it's only a short drive outside of Kalkan.

Thank Joe_Cool_London
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

If you like your history then Xanthos is definitely worth a visit. It is easy to get to from Kalkan by Dolmus only 7 Turkish lira and 10 Turkish lira to enter the site. It is over a large area with a great amphitheatre and...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Much to see of the site even if the best bits are in London. A very fine Main Street and loads of curious stone sarcophagi in the cemetery. The modern seating sculpture is excellent.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

It was an unusual and enjoyable experience to be able to wander through an archaeological site with no boundaries. You can walk up to the top of the amphitheatre and through the streets as in ancient times. You need a guide or a book for...More

1  Thank Goanywhereduo
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great roman site with very few tourists, Lycian tombs at top of site. Amphitheater still very much intact. Well worth a visit

Thank HappyBeachcomber
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Although we’ve been coming to this part of Turkey for over 12 years this is the first time we visited Xanthos and unlike the disappointing ‘sunken city’ at Kekova is one of those places you ust need to explore quietly and soak up the scale...More

Thank shaunworthington
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Need investment- mosaics covered with weighted cloth. Very impressive street, amphitheater and tombs. Deserted as other Excellent Turkish sites are.

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Pepine2014
2 November 2017|
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Response from Dragonaggiebash | Reviewed this property |
We had hired a car for our holiday so don’t know how easy it would be to get a bus. Sorry but if you get a taxi I wouldn’t think it would be to expensive-but give yourself a good couple of hours and get one of the guides... More
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tap642016
27 August 2016|
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Response from DRJM_11 | Reviewed this property |
Not very far but as we had a car as part of our villa package I cannot tell you much. Bus is probably a good option. Xanthos is a couple of miles beyond the Patara turn off the main road and there always seem to be taxis at... More
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