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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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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is definitely worth a visit. I was amazed at how big the place was and although my partner loves time team it doesn't interest me but this area was incredible and very interesting.

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Surrey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Long walk but well worth is when you get there, what a piece of history. Tip go early morning to keep out of heat. Wear hat as very little shade. Take water. Wear good walking shoes. Catch boat to take you up river a bit cuts the walk down, if you take the rowing boat the walk is much longer.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went across river on a l rowboat with local ladies then up to ruins by tractor trailer they mobile the tractor driver To pick up .ruins cost ten lira good to see only could have done with a leaflet of info about the place

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Margate UK
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided to take the walk from Dalyan to the ruins at Kaunos. This starts of off with a being rowed across the river by local women who deposit you on the far side of the river into the arms of an elderly lady (Mamma) who it turned out was the mother of the boatwoman. Mamma will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I Can't add much to what everyone else has said but it's is a lovely half day out - definitely walk to the castle at the top if you can manage it for the wonderful views. There were no refreshments available on a Sunday at the ruins but the juices sold by the locals on the way back are lovely.... More

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United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We walked to Kaunos from Dalyan, this takes about 40 minutes (after you've got the little rowing boat across from Sarki restaurant to 'the other side') and you can admire the rock tombs en route. When you reach Kaunos just take your time to wander round the site but do make time to walk/climb to the top of the hill/mountain... More

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London
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Large ampitheatre, interesting ruins over a large area - not much information available so google before you go. Also very hot in the summer so go early morning. Loved getting rowed across from Dalyan and the 15 min walk past pomegranite orchards, honey and pomegranite stalls on the way side.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

an entertaining row across the dalyan river with a 1km walk to the Kaunos ruins. We found it interesting and fascinating but felt we would have liked more information signs around. One visit is just not enough for us looking forward to going back again

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Uffculme
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Getting the rowing boat over to collecting the frozen water from mama on the other side is always a pleasure. A beautiful walk to the ruins where each year more has been exposed of the ruins. Fantastic view.goats tortoise and a donkey who just hounds you until you take his pic. Turkey at its best!

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

visit to kaunos requires quite a lot of walking (or rather hiking), especially hard in the heat. good shoes are necessary. amphitheatre is nice. there were a lot of goats, who looked dangerous to me)) also there is a good view to the delta of dalyan river. pomegranade juice from locals on the way to kaunos was very delicious.

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