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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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Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I'm glad we took a tour to this area as we found it truly fascinating. I couldn't believe the history of the area and would urge all to visit, it will only take an hour and I'll certainly be visiting the British Museum to see...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 June 2015

A must for every visitor. Amazing to imagine how it was to live in those times. Great views over surrounding area. Small cafe, souvenirs, clean toilets.

1  Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Saw the ruins of Xanthos as part of our trip to Saklikent gorge and Patara beach. It was obviously very hot and after some interesting information about the early beginnings thousands of years ago, one of the most notable moments of the trip was watching...More

1  Thank PeteCuzz
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This can be a great day out when paired with the Saklikent Gorge trip. The ruins are fascinating, although the local guides are very angry about all the tombs being raided by the Brits!(long ago). Ancient mosaics are hidden from the blazing sun by carpets...More

3  Thank blood-banker
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Very nice ruins - glad we went with a guide because he gave us much more information than we otherwise would have had

1  Thank Johnnyplan
Reviewed 15 June 2015

another good attraction of days gone bye of ancient Lycian city with lots of history walk freely around and ask one of the many guides only to happy to help

1  Thank ibo789
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Worth a visit if you can go and explore at your own pace. There is soo much to explore than just what you see from the roadside. We were lucky that when we arrived a local man from the area asked if we wanted anything...More

2  Thank tink10000
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Although it poured with rain we really enjoyed our trip to Xanthous and could not believe we could walk so freely this ancient city. A real historical experience.

1  Thank NoranFlynn
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Incredibly cheap to walk around the ruins, something like £2 each! Very rough terrain, so unsuitable for old or infirm if you want to actually walk amongst the ruins. Also a good place to venture out to when its not a beach or pool day....More

2  Thank VivEastsussex
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Get a guide and give them a tip at the end. Although they will tell you most of the antiquities are in the British Museum they will tell you a story of Xanthos and show you byzantine tiles you can touch and the story of...More

2  Thank Len D
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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