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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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Enjoyable morning and great for walking off that big breakfast

Took the small boat over by a lovely couple Dennis and his Wife who take you across on their small rowing boat and return for 10TL. A loverly walk up a mountain track take you up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Took the small boat over by a lovely couple Dennis and his Wife who take you across on their small rowing boat and return for 10TL. A loverly walk up a mountain track take you up to the ruins overlooking the bay. If you like history walking well worth a visit. On the way back look out for fresh oranges... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

As one enters the site, having paid the modest 10TL entrance fee, there is a map which purports to be of the site. We had three expert navigators with us and we were misled so what chance have others? In the event we followed a path which gave us a broad overview of the site rather than a close-up view... More 

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Frozen North
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's a really interesting historical site with beautiful views over the lake and countryside. Worth reading up about it before you visit.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took a trip out from our villa north of Dalyan, went round the lake and down to Kaunos. The setting is fantastic but there is no car park of any kind so we had to leave. I suspect the lack of facilities is contrived by the boat owners in Dalyan so a visit is tied in with an expensive... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good historical site. Steeped in history with fantastic views of surrounding area. Ideally wear covered shoes, flip flops not ideal. Entry fee at time was 10TL each.

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Bodrum, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great place with fabulous views - only pity was no guide books or leaflets in English but signage telling information of different aspects was when you got to each area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were rowed over the Dalyan river and walked to Kaunos. Beautiful landscape, but the uildings werenot worth a detour! We took orangejuice on the way back and the young man who lives on this side of the river with his whole extended family, rowed us across!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Adventure starts with the rowing boat crossing to the other side. A walk of 15 mins to the site entrance is interesting passing the local small holdings fruit trees, chickens etc.I have visited now three times and no its not the biggest or the best Roman site you can visit, but I love the place. the theatre is easily recognisable... More 

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bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited the site, having crossed in the local rowing boat for 5 lira return, 9 year old child free entry and 6 lira (€1.50) for adults. Main part of the site has domed church and ampi-theatre so well worth visiting. Less than a mile from river to site, but I think there is the option of taking a tractor.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Easily access from the boat, beautiful views. Not too many tourists in May so able to take your time and fully take in the ruins which are amazing. Small café to have a rest and a drink. Make sure you wear good foot wear as its a lot up hill and a large site. 10TL per person. Worth a visit... More 

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