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Address: Dalyan, Turkey
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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Kaunos archaelogic site - Orenyeri

Incredibly preserved and well worth a visit. 10 lire for as long as you need, make sure your footwear is suitable for easy climbing as it could get tricky. An interesting part... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Incredibly preserved and well worth a visit. 10 lire for as long as you need, make sure your footwear is suitable for easy climbing as it could get tricky. An interesting part of BC history that is being managed and sustained not far from ancient tombs and nesting turtles. A beautiful part of the world. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went here on the coldest day and glad we did because it's a fair old walk to the site and they have maps suggesting a 2hr walk around the ruins or 4hrs. Unfortunately these walks weren't very well signposted (which does help to preserve the ancient nature of the site!!) so we explored for an hour or so on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great if you are into history, a lovely big site.able to roam around and climb about freely. Very relaxing and not busy.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The site was well worth the trip across the river. There are ladies on the Dalyan side that will row you there and back for about 5 lira. A far better deal than the day sight-seeing boats. You walk through a small family eatery then journey for just over a kilometer to the site. Along the way there are many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Huge site although not the biggest or best in the area, but we liked it regardless. Were expected to take 1-2 hrs there but we spent 4-5 hrs! Had to be rowed across the river from our hotel opposite and then a short walk uphill. Well preserved theatre, ruined church, agora, bath house, streets, etc. Steep climb up to good... More 

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Uplyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a short walk along a paved road from the other side of the river to Dalyan. A rowing boat ferry is available from the Municipal Tea Gardens. The site is large and has an amazing amphitheatre and baths. There is limited information about the site. Hopefully the site will continue to be dug as it clearly has great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

nice bit of historical site to visit but the charge extra to get in after 5lira boat trip not really much to do but worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Take a rowing boat over from Dalyan to the other side of the river and walk along the road with the tomb's in view to your right. After about 20 minutes you will come to the Archaeological sight of thee old Roman ruins. These are well worth a visit and the view looking over the reed beds toward the beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

These amazing Roman ruins are a good 15 - 20 minute walk from the small boat dock where we got off. They were very intresting even though it was a little muddy.0

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a well kept secret and worth persevering to get to it. There are no roads to get there! Only a boat ride from Dalyan and a 1 km walk on a good path from the riverside. The boats run all year, but are expensive out of season unless there are a lot of you or you wait for... More 

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