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Kaunos

Dalyan, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Dalyan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Description: The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica, the Roman bath, and the rock tombs.
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Cross the river by ferry boat to walk up to Kaunos. The road is very good, not rough track as we expected . Locals selling fresh pomegranate or lemonade along the route. Small covered seating area at entrance . No refreshments for sale at he site so take your own Worth a visit, and great views too.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were staying at Dalyan Resort Hotel and a member of staff rowed us straight across the river to the Caunos restaurant. From here it was about a 15minute walk to the site. It is further from the town centre but there is a tractor that can take you if you time it right. We went in August so it... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A very interesting walk around a city two thousand years old... there is a small charge to get in though so take your wallet!

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You can do a half day trip to Kaunos rather than anything organized. There are rowboats at the waterfront which cost 5 Turkish lira for a return (there and back) trip. You then have to walk a kilometre to the entrance of the ruins (past a cemetery and the Lycian rock tombs). The entry is only 10 lira and the... More

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Farnborough Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We hired a boat to ourselves from Dalyan through the cooperative to get here which was well worth it. The walk up to Kaunos is fine, we had a pushchair. Our 4 year old was blown away by size of things and loved the theatre and the thought of gladiators. Lots to see and really interesting even though that sort... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We tried to drive to Kaunos but it wasn't well sign posted and is a really long way from Dalyan by car, so we jumped on the free boat to "the otherside restaurant" and walked up which only took about 10 mins. The ruins are not well labelled but it is still an interesting trip. Stopped at the restaurant for... More

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blackool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you suffer with bad legs or can't walk far do not book this trip we travelled by boat and then there was lots of walking up a hill to see the ancient ruins which we was unaware of and therefore never took any water with us when we got to the top there was a drinks machine but we... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

To get to kaunos ruins you get a little rowing boat across from Dalyan. It is very cheap and an entertaining experience. On your way back, just wait by the river bank and they will row over to fetch you. The rowing boats go from the far end of the river,beyond the day trip boats. It is an easy enough... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Unlike some previous contributors we visited Caunos in the heat of the day so our walk, after the row across the river, was slow and hot. This is the second time of visiting and each time we have bought local bread, cheese and meat and had a picnic sitting in the shade of an olive tree. The picnic has been... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You have the option of booking a trip or DIY! We chose the latter and caught the row boat at the far end of town across to the other side. It takes about 1/2 hour to walk up stony path past little houses selling fresh homemade produce, really lovely but very very hot although it was about 10am! Reached the... More

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