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zalanmeggyesi
Budapest, Hungary44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It's not much, it's a simple landmark in an otherwise unremarkable intersection. Not much to see there, just a single photo op.
Written 11 June 2022
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Departure811861
Germany872 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Walking uphill from Kaş Harbour you will find a lot of shops in picturesque old, formerly Greek, houses, the balconies of which are overgrown by bougainvilleas and other lush plants. Art, antiques, souvenirs and the usual carpets are on sale. The street called Uzun Çarşı Caddesi is one of the touristic hotspots of Kaş. I bet all the visitors come here at least once during their stay. In a little square stands ancient Lykian Lion’s Tomb, whose name results from two lion heads protruding on its sides. Its front looks quite impressive. Together with the surrounding houses the tomb serves as a photo motive for many tourists, the more so since it is perfect to rest in the shadow of the tree rising up next to it. When you walk around the tomb you can see that tourism brings along a lot of negative by-effects in the form of rubbish mindlessly and disrespectfully thrown into the cavity of the tomb.
The construction (if you can call it so, perhaps sculpture would be the better word) consists of a single block of stone. A text of eight lines in Lykian language cannot be deciphered any more. Thus it is not known who was the owner of the tomb. People think it was a king. On the lower part of the sarcophagus there are more writings and pearl motives. On top of that part come stylized windows, one of which was broken out. Various reliefs depict women and a mourning man. Several sources say that the tomb dates back to the 4th century BC, when Antiphellos was a little town , the harbour of Phellos on the mountains nearby. The owner of the tomb had perhaps visited Kaş amphitheater in his/her lifetime…
Written 29 August 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
You will find this tomb when you walk by the bazar. Is very well preserved and worth to take a look.
Written 6 November 2020
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Natalie V
Aylesbury, UK260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We found this using google maps - otherwise you wouldn't know it was there! Placed at the top of a very steep and narrow pedestrianised street. One sign at the top to inform visitors (in Turkish and English languages). Not much to see, but good to visit it as it is one of the many quirky ancient features of Kas.
Written 31 December 2019
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The Lion's Tomb is a 4th century BC Lycian sarcophagus in a tiny shaded square about 200m northeast of Kas harbor. It is at the top of Uzun Çarşı Sokak, a Roman-era road (locals call it Slippery St, for good reason; fortunately vehicles are excluded). The Lion's Tomb is an elevated three-part sarcophagus. The lower burial chamber (the hyposarium) is 1.5m high, with a sunken floor. Atop it is a plain 80 cm base, cut from solid rock. The sarcophagus (quarried elsewhere) lies on top, and is classic Lycian, with a pointed arch lid (reminiscent of an up-turned boat). Two lions heads project from each side of the lid, hence the tomb's name. There are four panels on the short side of the lid; the upper two reliefs show standing figures. The neighborhood encourages exploration, with shops, restaurants, and narrow cobbled alleys. The Lion's tomb is open at all times with no entry fee, and is nicely lit at night.
Written 18 December 2019
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TD Kuipers
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
History on a hill in a dreamy little town next to cute shops and restaurants. Not as impressive as I expected.
Written 10 November 2019
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nickilonghurst
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Found this just walking about the pretty shopping lanes of Kas on evening. Nice to see a tomb up close like that but wouldn’t go looking for it specially.
Written 29 October 2019
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Pratush
New Delhi, India376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
You will definitely come across this tomb when you window shop or just try to explore restaurants in Kas you will come across this tomb. And you will find this not well maintained though you can just sit around and look at the streets but there is nothing much to see.
Written 22 October 2019
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daisyhan
Bedford, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Came across the tomb while having a wander around the back street shops. Well preserved and well worth a look if you're in Kas
Written 17 October 2019
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OnAir15042909972
Milan, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
the heart of lovely Kas. at the top of the hill, just a few meters from the sea. consider visiting beaches as well
Written 2 October 2019
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