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Address: | Fethiye, Dalyan 48300, Turkey
Phone Number: 02526141150
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The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica,...

The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica, the Roman bath, and the rock tombs.

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Nice ruins

Nice ruins that can be approached for nice pictures. Maybe I've been spoiled seeing many ruins so I wasn't that much impressed. If you are in the area, have a look, don't travel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ruins that can be approached for nice pictures. Maybe I've been spoiled seeing many ruins so I wasn't that much impressed. If you are in the area, have a look, don't travel for that alone. A short steep hike to get there. Regular shoes would do. Slippers probably not...

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was literally one of those perfect days that I'll remember long after. To get to Kaunos, you can get one of the women rowers to row you across for about $1 (a five minute ride). Get off on the other side and make the approximately 20 minute walk up the mountain with small farmers on either side selling scrumptious... More 

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Argentina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In comparison with other turkish ruins, Kaunos is not a big deal. The best part of it is the Lycian Tombs area, that is not open to the public and can be see for free from the Dalyan side of the river bank.

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Thank RClaudio80
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has taken me two attempts to get right the way round Kaunus or Caunos. It is vast and cheap. It is worth going just for the trip to get there (a little row boat, followed by the tractor Dolmus or a walk along a picturesque road. You get close to the rock tombs on the way. The views from... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This site has very picturesque Roman Ruins that look like they should be part of landscape picture. This site is much smaller than Ephesus but it is very peaceful and beautiful. It is quite a hike uphill to get there but there is a tractor ride up and back down for one euro each way. As with Ephesus this was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Fabulous walk and stunning views of Dalyan. You will definitely need your camera and plenty of water

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

this is an amazing place to visit the ampitheatre is huge and is uneven not suitable for people with walking difficulty

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Thank clansman1968
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Stunning Roman ruins almost as good as Ephesus ,quiet peaceful and beautiful but very hot!!! Get the tractor there and back it's far too hot and dry to walk .top tip : get the small rowing boat across the river and eat pancakes the best in Dalyan for sure oh and don't miss there own fruit juices !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

After crossing the river in a little rowing boat , you take approx 2 mile walk down a lovely country road , stopping to buy freshly squeezes pomegranate juice , to reach the city which is quite spectacular , you really can imagine how life must have been .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We hired a private boat as it was the end of the season and the tours boats were totally booked. We paid 300tl for the boat but it was so worth it. We took as much time as we wanted without having to worry about rush back to the boat. I think it's the only way to go. We didn't... More 

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