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Xanthos Antik Kenti

Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (30 reviews)
“british museum” (16 reviews)
“ancient city” (17 reviews)
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Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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"worth a visit"
in 30 reviews
"british museum"
in 16 reviews
"ancient city"
in 17 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 8 reviews
"lycian tombs"
in 6 reviews
"wander around"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 6 reviews
"local guide"
in 5 reviews
"jeep safari"
in 11 reviews
"century bc"
in 4 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 4 reviews
"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"turkey"
in 19 reviews
"patara beach"
in 9 reviews
"define tours"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 10 reviews
"theatre"
in 28 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Xanthos - best to go earlier in the day whilst it is still cool as it can get VERY hot!

Thank Gemma02
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking the ancient city of Xanthos is a wonderful experience to step back in time. The site is preserved beautifully! Take your camera and sip tea under the shade trees!

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went and was lucky that a lovely elderly Turkish man was sitting in the shade I think waiting to offer a tour. He had been digging there for 25 years. He walked round with us. The information he showed us was...More

1  Thank Jacki H
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and we were blown away by the history. However, a local was next to us when we were looking at some of the ruins and started giving us a brief history of the place, he then explained some of the...More

Thank Bambosa23
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

2000 year old ruins very close to Kalkan. A must visit place on the Lycian way. However, if you travel in July - August, make sure you avoid 12 - 16 hours, since it can get extremely hot.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This site has been occupied by a variety of people from the 7th century BC. The original people there were the Lycians and see some of their writing carved into a large stone and Lycian tombs. There was a large theatre which had been built...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Although this site feels a little neglected by the Turkish authorities, it is still absolutely amazing! Thousands of years of history unfold as you explore this incredible site. Well worth a visit, and it's only a short drive outside of Kalkan.

Thank Joe_Cool_London
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

If you like your history then Xanthos is definitely worth a visit. It is easy to get to from Kalkan by Dolmus only 7 Turkish lira and 10 Turkish lira to enter the site. It is over a large area with a great amphitheatre and...More

3  Thank mup5044
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Much to see of the site even if the best bits are in London. A very fine Main Street and loads of curious stone sarcophagi in the cemetery. The modern seating sculpture is excellent.

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

It was an unusual and enjoyable experience to be able to wander through an archaeological site with no boundaries. You can walk up to the top of the amphitheatre and through the streets as in ancient times. You need a guide or a book for...More

1  Thank Goanywhereduo
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Pepine2014
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Dragonaggiebash | Reviewed this property |
We had hired a car for our holiday so don’t know how easy it would be to get a bus. Sorry but if you get a taxi I wouldn’t think it would be to expensive-but give yourself a good couple of hours and get one of the guides... More
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tap642016
August 26, 2016|
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Response from DRJM_11 | Reviewed this property |
Not very far but as we had a car as part of our villa package I cannot tell you much. Bus is probably a good option. Xanthos is a couple of miles beyond the Patara turn off the main road and there always seem to be taxis at... More
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