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Xanthos - Lycian Antique City

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Address: Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city...

Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.

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Interesting sight definately worth a visit

We went there by taxi from Kalkan on a quiet afternoon (the taxi driver happy to doze in the car until we were ready to return!). There was no sign of one of the recommended... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We went there by taxi from Kalkan on a quiet afternoon (the taxi driver happy to doze in the car until we were ready to return!). There was no sign of one of the recommended unofficial guides until we walked over to the other side and came across Dolmos and his wife who appeared to be tending goats. Dolmos walked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stopped of at Xanthos on the way to another destination and it was well worth the visit. Set high in the hills and with just our small party there you got a real feel for the place and you could get a good feel for what it was like back in 450 BC. Designated as a world heritage sight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Extremely interesting but hard to find. There was a cafe' at the reception hut but it was closed. Parking was easy when we eventually found it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Given the number of Lycian sites around, this really is one of the more disappointing. Theatre is OK, but the rest? And very poorly signed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just a few Kms from KALKAN are several really ancient cities. The ruins of Xanthos are among the best. Tombs. Amphitheatres they have been gradually excavated over the years we have been going. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Don't waste your money on the official site. The best bits are over the road and free to view. The amphitheatre is beautiful and well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in Turkey and like archeological sites, you do not want to miss Xanthos. It's a Lycian city and not difficult to find if traveling in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place to visit, the ruins are amazing and very quiet. Best to go early in the morning as it gets very hot during the day. We were given an unauthorised tour by a young local student for a very small amount of money (10 TL). It is still being excavated so every year there's something new. Mosaics... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We hired a taxi to take us there and it was beautiful. It was very quiet and we were the only people there (apart from the ticket officers and a few dogs). It was magnificent! An amazing spot for sunset as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The first part of this site is brilliant with the standing tombs, amphitheatre, street layouts behind and Roman road. The tombs on the hill are also good but a bit of a hike up to the top (go early as possible in the morning!) and the church is sadly closed off. This site needs money for more research! Highly recommend... More 

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