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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You land at the jetty with a boat and then walk up to Kaunos. It is up hill, but a nice walk. The ruins are very interesting. The view from the top over Dalyan and all the way to the sea is impressive. Kaunos was a very large city and it takes a while if you want to walk all... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

atmospheric experience , feel the history , go late afternoon /evening & take your time, walking up a gradient in heat is energy sapping

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Take the rowing boat from far end of Dalyan and see the Lycian tombs close up. Then a walk bout 20 mins [ not much shade so take water and a hat] . You can talk to local people who are selling drinks and honey. Kaunos is very impressive and a wonderful place to wander around. Some of it dates... More

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Burntisland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Quick trip over the water then a walk up to the site. Our guide was really good and gave us a detailed history of the old town then we were able to have a good walk round. Slow amble back to the boat then onto the Lake for a BBQ which was delicious, a wee glass of wine before the... More

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Cologne, Germany
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25 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the rowboat at the end of the river promenade (next to the camping site). For 5 Lira return you cross the river, at the other side there is a café (have some drinks on the way back when waiting for the return rowboat). I recommend visiting Kaunos this way as the boat tour stops at the old port.The... More

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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Worcs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Well worth a visit. Get the rowing boat across to the other side of the river then take the 15 minute walk to the ruins. 10 lire to get in. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking.

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

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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