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Arycanda

Address: Village of Arifkoy, Antalya, Demre (Kale), Turkey
Phone Number: 242 8612169
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built on a spectacular mountain slope, this ancient city features the well-preserved Roman baths and monumental tombs.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The amphitheatre with its amazing view across the valley will inspire even the most jaded traveller to give a speech. Cut into the steep mountainside the seating is almost intact. The acoustics are fantastic. Reached after a steep climb from the car park through various ruins, some with large and complete mosaic floors, the theatre sits just below the stadium... More

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North wales
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Not the easiest place to find but absolutely stunning - it's not part of the 'tourist trip routes' so you'll more than likely have the place to yourself. So much history. Google it...it's worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We wandered alone revelling in the ruins of this beautiful city that was home to Lycians that were known as being lazy, wine and sex loving lushes! The setting is stunning as are the remains which date from pre hellenic times through to byzantine times when the city was finally abandoned. There's also a really beautiful fresh water spring at... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a marvellous remote mountain site, rather like a rural Delphi . Hidden in the mountain tops, the ruins are only mildly excavated, but fabulous. And don't forget to visit the charming taverna by the entrance. It is also charming.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited there a couple of days ago, May 18th 2014, and like the other reviewers were totally blown away by this site. We drove along the beautiful mountain roads from Kas, and it made a great day out. I just wanted to add that there is now a very nice restaurant just before the entrance to the site. The... More

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Santa Fe
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Amazing and beautiful setting in the mountains. Don't skip the hike to the theatre and stadium at the top (how did they fit it there?)

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Macerata, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

we actually had a kind of a business meeting there, it's not too crowded so you can have a spare time for a group of 20 in order to discuss about everyhing even improvisate a little theater show like pur group did

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We have been in the Med for 2 years and have seen many, many ancient sites. This city is one of the greats. We were the only ones to visit on a glorious sunny day with a gentle cooling breeze. Absolutely nobody else all day. 5Tl to get in. We had a late lunch at the restaurant outside - looked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Having visited many ancient sites over the i approached Arykanda with trepidation. The site is not rated by many to visit the Lycean coast and i wondered whether it would prove worth the trek. Be of no doubt that it is worth the journey - wherever you travel from! The overall impact of the city is tremendous. The architecture stunning... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a stunning site set on a steep hillside with ruins dotted about on terraces amongst the cedar trees. You can see everything from a Lycian temple, a largely Roman necropolis to an impressive bathhouse complex, Hellenistic theatre and stadion. Mosaics in the villa complex are protected by small buildings. Bring your walking boots to help scrambling up and... More

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