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Address: Dalyan, Turkey
Phone Number: 902526141150
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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Great to visit and does not cost much to get in. As well as the buildings to see there is interesting wildlife as well including the tortoises which I love to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great to visit and does not cost much to get in. As well as the buildings to see there is interesting wildlife as well including the tortoises which I love to see.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Prior to going to Dalyan I had noticed there are ruins at Kaunos. Just a rowing boat and short walk away it was a must. I was very please to find a whole city, partially excavated from the dust and debris of the ages. A fantastic amphitheatre, ruins of Roman baths and ruins of a Byzantine church. Walked down the... More 

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walked up to the site after being dropped off by boat. There was the option to ride on a trailer pulled by a tractor but we decided to go it on foot despite the heat. Fascinating sites at the top, especially the amphitheatre and the church. The views from the top are brilliant as well.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

great to explore this historical site and imagine what it must have looked like in all its glory. beautiful views across the whole area from her too

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was really a great site to visit. Made you wonder why they left. I would go early to avoid crowds and the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely site. Incredible rock carvings, amazing amphitheatre, but of a hike up to the old ruins in the heat but well worth it. River cruise there was lovely too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A lovely walk to this site from the rowing boat across the river. You can get a close up view of the Lycian rock tombs on the way. The site itself is large and covers several eras. It is all well signed so you don't really need a guide. No one really knows why the inhabitants left, several theories are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Go early as it is a good walk to the ruins but well worth the visit. The scenery and views are amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Kaunos was a major trading city that may date back as far as the 10th century BC though the oldest visible ruins date back only to the 4th century. The city used to be located right on the coast, though silting now situates it 8 km inland. It was occupied by many groups, from the Kaunians to Perians to Greeks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Every year we visit Kaunos during our holiday. We love the walk passing orchards and enjoy the stunning views. It is interesting to see how much restoration has been done during the year. There is a tractor dolmus if you don't fancy the walk.

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Address: Address: Dalyan, Turkey
Phone Number: 902526141150
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Dalyan

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