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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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Coventry
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A short easy walk from Dalyan and you come to these amazing ruins. Absolutely fascinating and well worth the stroll. A beautiful area as well. We spent about 3 hours there, but you can of course spend as little or as long as you like. Back at the river, to get the row boat back to Dalyan you can rest... More

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Bangor
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A piece of amazing history. Take transport (Tractor with adapted trailer) 5Tl from boat as it can be a long walk for those with walking difficulty or during July/Aug

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Interesting walk around, though not a lot to see. But absolutely stunning views, go early in the morning as it can get quite tiring in the heat

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Did this as part of the day trip up and down the river taking in the sights. Would recommend you save your money and do this as a separate trip if you are Historically inclined. If not then the 10 Turkish Lira and about an hour (including the walk in from the jetty & back is about right. Great site,... More

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Strensham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Take a small boat across the river then walk about 20 minutes and here you will find that you have well and truly gone back in time, so many ruins to see, quite amazing. On the way the locals will have little stalls where you can buy soft drinks and local honey, well worth the effort and only 10 lira... More

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Merseyside
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9 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We walked to the end of the river path going south and were rowed across the river by Nina. We then followed the track for about 1Km to the entrance to Kaunos. The archaeological site of the old city is on 3 levels and well worth the 10TL entrance fee.you enter on the middle level which is the most interesting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Hotel arranged for an old chap Ali to row us across the river to his back garden. Fifteen minute walk to Kaunos. Great and atmospheric location. Easy to understand the size and dimensions of an important fortified city built in 6bc and very well preserved. Shame that very little Information provided or available but suppose that adds to its unspoilt... More

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Southam, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a cooler day after a cold front passé through, so decided to go to Kaunos. You take the rowing boat ferry from the end of the Dalyan harbour front (5TL return) which is great fun then you have a 1 K walk on proper roads to Kaunos, the last bit a slight uphill. The settlement goes back to... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This a fascinating site and the amphitheatre is amazing. No shad so quite tiring on a hot day! Lots of walking and beautiful views.

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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

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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