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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 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
Reviewed 15 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

2  Thank mup5044
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Riesenheim
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
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
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
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.

Thank stephenwalkley
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Interesting to visit these ancient ruins which are still being excavated and restored. The sites are clearly marked but limited in facilities and there is no official guide to explain what took place or the plans etc. However they are worth a visit and i...More

Thank 517kathy1958
Reviewed 22 September 2017

It was amazing but the guide was about 100 and I couldn't understand him, got the gist a bit. Poor old boy he tried very hard. We were on our way to the gorge at Saklikent in a taxi and he stopped at Xanthos on...More

Thank Joan490
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A fascinating, interesting and educational place to visit. There is so much inter-connected history here from the early settlers through the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Some sadness that many artifacts have been removed but great pleasure in exploring the site and finding mosaics, beautifully carved...More

Thank Andy P
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Andy P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help with that. Went on an organised trip through Volume Travel as the manager there is a personal friend. I do hope you enjoyed the experience, I wish I had known more about it before I visited and next year I... More
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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