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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you read up about Xanthos before going - it has so much history which is really exciting - through the generations, it has hosted different regimes which include a few times when the whole town committed mass suicide, other times under Roman times,...More

Thank Justdo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent vist and a well preserved site with a lot to see. A local guide took us got unseen parts in addition, for no cost.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of a day of our holiday at Villa Mahal visiting Xanthos, Latoon and Patara with a private car and driver arranged by the hotel. I love ancient history, so this was a must for us. The ruins are uniquely impressive. Patara has...More

Thank LugusLuna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history then you will love this place. The mystery of it all. Steeped in history...an amazing place. Best time to go is in the morning when its cooler. We have been lots of times as we take new friends there every year....More

Thank Kari108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting site historically though be well prepared for the heat on the mid day. Good to do as part of a trip with define tours. Children 5 and 8 found it interesting though the heat a challenge

Thank AvrilWildginger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible place and in amazing condition seeing its over 2,000 years old-very hot in the summer. Funnily enough quite a few tortoises there?

Thank Silversurfers50
Reviewed 30 June 2017

You need a car to get there as it is some way from Kalkan centre. Very hot during JUne, July, August and there is no shade as such once there. Full of history, quiet, peaceful, not overcrowded at all. Perhaps a guide booklet to learn...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

A huge city where you can get an idea of an ancient city with theatre, necropolis, old church, many houses, market places etc.

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This was part of out Jeep Safari day out 😎 boy was it hot but well worth the visit 😎 very interesting area to walk around 😎 handy loo's available as well 😎 just bring lots of water with you as it can get hot...More

Thank Stevetkdme
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Not as impressive as nearby Patara, but worth a visit for a peek into the life of the region at the peak of its glory.

Thank Guido R
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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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