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Tlos

Fethiye 48300, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Fethiye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description:   Tlos is a mountain village about 30 minutes from Fethiye. You reach the Tlos from Fethiye by following the 400 highway towards Kalkan and following... more »
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Tlos yesterday and have to say what an amazing setting, we were there late afternoon and the views from the fortress are just stunning. It is easy to see why Tlos is a UNESCO world heritage site, Lycian, Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman remains are everywhere you look and walk over. Pottery shards and Roman bricks litter the site... More

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The majesty of the place when you first see it is awe inspiring. That people were building such sophisticated buildings in the 16th Century BC is just unbelievable. The overbuilding of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans testify to this area being the cradle of civilisation. That said it was hot with very little shade and there was a lot... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

our host arif from dardanos hotel in patara suggested we add these ruins to our day of exploring the ruins in letoon and xanthos, and we did that easily. the turnoff is off highway 400 and one is there within 20 minutes, driving along through the back roads of the area catching a glimpse of people going about their life.... More

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

About an hours drive from Kalkan but well worth it if you like Lycean ruins. The site is much more extensive than expected and you can wander about freely exploring. There were plenty of information boards so you can understand what you are looking at. The best thing was no hassle from unofficial guides. There is a nice little cafe... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had no idea how extensive Tlos was (hadn't heard of it before going to Turkey. Tombs back to the Lycians Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and others. Huge area or tombs, ruins and buildings. My tip - do it as part of a guided tour - the explanations from our tour guide made it much more special.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We really enjoyed going here. We went here as part of an excursion to Saklikent. I think we preferred the restaurant and the food rather than the ruins as it was so hot and there was no shade. We also had to pay the entrance fee when we had already paid £25 so make sure you check when you book... More

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UP NORTH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Extensive ruins of the ancient town - quite astonishing to see the scale of the buildings. Well worth a trip.

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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

tlos is high up near yakapark (trout farm) and is old ruins of castle and amphitheatre with toms in wall .great views from top but awkward for people with walking problems great for pictures costs 5.tlr to get in there are a couple of restaurants nearby

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited on a tour from Calis. It was a VERY hot day so the allocated time was ample. This is an impressive ancient city situated on a hill with mountain views all around. Worth walking to the top.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a great place to visit. If you go to the bus stop by the mosque in Fethiye ask the "MAN" Who will direct you to a Dolmus which is destined for Saklikent, this will stop at Tlos. This way you are not being charged by one of the tour operators.TLOS which is an ancient city from the bronze... More

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