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Xanthos - Lycian Antique City

Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
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“entrance fee” (10 reviews)
Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

A day of visiting historic sites included a visit to Xanthos. Easy to find and reasonably easy to walk around the ancient city. Good map of area at start to pin point route you wish to take. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk round. Amazed at the...More

1  Thank am4z1ng
Reviewed 12 May 2015

If you are interested in the history of Turkey it is a nice place to spend a morning or afternoon. It is only about 30 minutes drive from Kalkan.

2  Thank cidwilks
Reviewed 2 May 2015

A large city still being excavated. The Lycian people must have been fierce and proud as they defended their city from invaders over the centuries. Ruins are interesting - the theatre with its metallic sounding rocks amongst the steps a highlight.

2  Thank CDMLMM
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The capital city and a must if you're interested in Lycian history. Do Letoon, Xanthos and Petara in the same day and you could also visit Tlos. Some marvellous ruins and history.

Reviewed 2 April 2015

I cannot mask my excitement. I learned about theperfect accoustics of Xanthos theatre as a student of Hellenic theatre and waited over thirty years to make my pilgrimage.... This is the ultimate Greco-Roman Theatre, with hollowed out seats to improve already great accoustics, the results...More

2  Thank fional943
Reviewed 28 March 2015

loved the history of xanthos. the area surrounding it was extremely pretty with goats wandering around. lovely

1  Thank claire f
Reviewed 20 March 2015

nice theater, and many stones remaining from a big town. All can be visited without problem. Fee to be paid

1  Thank Olivier D
Reviewed 9 March 2015

I love Turkish ruins because there always seems to be plenty of room, you get to explore yourself and almost feel like you are the one who is discovering them. It is very easy to visit Xanthos by public bus from the bus station in...More

1  Thank happyholidays8
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I suggest that you make an effort to read up on the history of the site before you visit and, on arrival, visit the rocky cliff at the back of the amphitheatre area overlooking the river to understand the full horror of what happened twice...More

1  Thank DaveEC16
Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

The ruins of Xanthos are most certainly worth a visit and deserves a good explore. The theatre is incredibly impressive and in amazing condition. The feeling of standing down in the area of the performance space looking up at the immense structure above you is...More

3  Thank Aaron W
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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