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Address: | Fethiye, Dalyan 48300, Turkey
Phone Number: 02526141150
Description: The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine...
The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica, the Roman bath, and the rock tombs.
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Superb ancient city ruins with mosaics and amphitheatre, take plenty of water because the walk is about 1.5kms. There are little cafes on the way selling cold drinks and there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Superb ancient city ruins with mosaics and amphitheatre, take plenty of water because the walk is about 1.5kms. There are little cafes on the way selling cold drinks and there is a tractor hauled coach if you dont feel like walking. At the start you get a rowing boat across the river with a lady oarswoman! The cost for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The views at the top of Kaunos are absolutely breath-taking, makes the walk very worth while! As a classicist, I always enjoy going to see ancient ruins and these are very well preserved. Definitely worth doing!!

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazed by this place. I have never seen Roman buildings so well preserved. The mosaic looks like it is a few hundred years old, not over a thousand! Walked to the top of the hill and wow, what an amazing view over the town of Dalyan and all the way to the beach!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went in the middle of the day (mad dogs and Englishmen) - take a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water. Took the ferry across the river and walked to the site. There are several local traders en-route who will sell you fruit juices/water and fruit etc. Took about 20 minutes at a leisurely pace. Had the site almost to myself.... More 

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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Each year more and more of these beautiful Roman ruins are excavated and unearthed.It is now possible to imagine a bustling town of thousands of people living here around 2,000 years ago, and looking at the same spectacular views that we were. We took the rowing boat over and walked to the site which took about 20 minutes. Make sure... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The ruins of the ancient city of Lycia Kauno are very interesting and worth a visit. They are not very ease to get to them, by car, from Fethiye, almost cost us 2 hrs. Beside it takes at least 2 or 3 hours to fully cross them. Beautifull but keep that in mind when you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were not expecting much from Kaunos as it had quite a scathing review in our guide book, but we luckily thought we'd go & see for ourselves, and there is more there than you might think, including a lovely ancient theatre, that is actually still used for special performances. It is definitely well worth a visit - you have... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

a must to visit absolutely fantastic ! cross the river on the small rowing boat and either walk - 20 minutes or take the tractor ride

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Took a short boat ride from Dalyan, passing the ancient tombs and docked at Kaunos. Then a short walk of around a 1km up a small hill to Kaunos itself. Stunning site showing a glimpse of the past. Kaunos itself is uncrowded and largely unaffected by tourism. Take water as there is little shade and it's hot in July

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you're into history or want to know more about the history of Dalyan area, this is a place to visit. We went on a cloudy day, so it was shaded and not baking hot walking from the pier to the entrance (approx 1km). Also unexpectedly we found donkeys playfully chasing each other having a bit of fun, small turtles... More 

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Address: | Fethiye, Dalyan 48300, Turkey
Phone Number: 02526141150
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Dalyan

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