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Kaunos

Dalyan, Turkey
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Ranked #4 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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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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307 reviews 307 reviews
106 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

we drove down to the quay, from our hotel, the "crescent hotel", hiring one of the boat captains, at 9:30 in the morning to take us out for a tour of the local sites. we chose to do this rather than go on a full day tour, or take the rowboat over and walk, the other 2 options. it took... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I had heard next to nothing about this site, but is well worth a visit. Head over early in the morning, as soon as the ladies start operating the rowing boats. As others have said wear some sensible shoes (trainers are fine), take plenty of water, sun cream and a hat. The walk from the cafes where the boats drop... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A must to visit,but early morning or later in the day. It is very hot walking around here,if going in the evening wear lots of mossie spray.

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Chester England
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9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Start at the end of the promenade nearest the sea. There are several rowing boats where you are charged less than £2 return for the return row. Make sure you go prepared with hat, water and sensible shoes as the walk the other side is in full sun and about a mile (mainly flat). The end bit is up an... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It was interesting, but you need imagination as it is very much in its raw state although they are planning to make it more user friendly for visitors, not for the person who has difficulty walking.

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Coventry
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A visit to Kaunos starts with a 2 minute row across the river in a little wooden rowing boat. Prepare yourself with bottles of water as the walk from the river is approx 30 minutes at a steady pace - the walk is flat apart from a short incline at the end! Kaunos is cheap to get in, very informative... More

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Eye, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Get the rowboat across Dalyan river then walk a mile to the ruined Greek city of Kaunos which is still to be completely excavated. See the amphitheatre, Roman baths complete with goats wandering everywhere and the odd tortoise too! Go early to avoid the heat and take some water and a hat. If you are energetic and fit climb the... More

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Edinburgh
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. amazing how clever people were all those years ago. Not expensive to get in. We get rowed across on the boat and then the walk up which takes about 25 mins. Lovely to walk past all the local houses.

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

best time to walk there as idid was morning or mid afternoon after you have crossed from the Dalyan side via a very small rowing boat i walked the half hour (make sure you e take a hat and a bottle of water) slightly uphil but you don't have to be super fit. 10 lire to get in about £3.00... More

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Wirral
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Take the rowing boat across from by the park in Dalyan - 10try return. about 20-30 minutes gentle stroll and you are at the ruins. Take your time and wander as it is really interesting. At the amphitheatre there is a large hill and you can climb it - follow the markings in red on the stone. It takes about... More

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