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Xanthos Antik Kenti

Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Private Trekking Tour in the Fethiye Mountains
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (30 reviews)
“british museum” (16 reviews)
“ancient ruins” (12 reviews)
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Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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"worth a visit"
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"british museum"
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"ancient ruins"
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"world heritage site"
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"wander around"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 6 reviews
"local guide"
in 5 reviews
"jeep safari"
in 11 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 4 reviews
"turkey"
in 19 reviews
"patara beach"
in 9 reviews
"define tours"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
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"lycian"
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"theatre"
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"homes"
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"amphitheater"
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Reviewed 28 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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Reviewed 28 May 2015

The site would be okay if the ruins just happen to be on the side of the road as you'er driving by or trekking the Lycian Way, but the fact that Xanthos was tbe capital of the Lycian region plus ii's a UNESCO World Heritage...More

1  Thank BikeWalla
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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
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Reviewed 11 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
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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
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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.

2  Thank PLONKSTER
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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
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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
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Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 8 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
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Pepine2014
1 November 2017|
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Response from Dragonaggiebash | Reviewed this property |
We had hired a car for our holiday so don’t know how easy it would be to get a bus. Sorry but if you get a taxi I wouldn’t think it would be to expensive-but give yourself a good couple of hours and get one of the guides... More
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tap642016
26 August 2016|
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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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