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Germany974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Walking uphill from Kaş Harbour you will find a lot of shops in picturesque old, formerly Greek, houses, the balconies of which are overgrown by bougainvilleas and other lush plants. Art, antiques, souvenirs and the usual carpets are on sale. The street called Uzun Çarşı Caddesi is one of the touristic hotspots of Kaş. I bet all the visitors come here at least once during their stay. In a little square stands ancient Lykian Lion’s Tomb, whose name results from two lion heads protruding on its sides. Its front looks quite impressive. Together with the surrounding houses the tomb serves as a photo motive for many tourists, the more so since it is perfect to rest in the shadow of the tree rising up next to it. When you walk around the tomb you can see that tourism brings along a lot of negative by-effects in the form of rubbish mindlessly and disrespectfully thrown into the cavity of the tomb.
The construction (if you can call it so, perhaps sculpture would be the better word) consists of a single block of stone. A text of eight lines in Lykian language cannot be deciphered any more. Thus it is not known who was the owner of the tomb. People think it was a king. On the lower part of the sarcophagus there are more writings and pearl motives. On top of that part come stylized windows, one of which was broken out. Various reliefs depict women and a mourning man. Several sources say that the tomb dates back to the 4th century BC, when Antiphellos was a little town , the harbour of Phellos on the mountains nearby. The owner of the tomb had perhaps visited Kaş amphitheater in his/her lifetime…
Written August 29, 2021
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Natalie V
Aylesbury, UK292 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We found this using google maps - otherwise you wouldn't know it was there! Placed at the top of a very steep and narrow pedestrianised street. One sign at the top to inform visitors (in Turkish and English languages). Not much to see, but good to visit it as it is one of the many quirky ancient features of Kas.
Written December 31, 2019
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LondonRazzle
London17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
This ancient tomb caught our eye as we were walking through the streets of Kas. It felt surreal seeing something that dates from over 2000 years ago. A definite photo stop!
Written July 16, 2013
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gonmel
Ankara, Türkiye239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
The lions tomb is in our "to do" list. After a good meal while we are walking and shopping we saw the tomb suddenly at the end of the street. It was so close...the tomb was impressive. By the way, there was a towel store (sharing the picture) on the left hand side going to the tomb, that store was very clean, nice, quality and peaceful. We dont know the name or owner, but we like that place and maybe you want to visit.
Written September 23, 2012
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1964fiona547
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
great monument commanding an elevated position on a now cobbled street .there is a detailed plaque next to the monument explaining how and when it was build and a translation of the Greek inscription located at the base of the monument it is well wirth a visit
Written August 27, 2017
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Janet Pollard
Northallerton, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Start at the statue of Attaturk and walk up the Uzun Carsi slope, peppered with lovely local quality shops. Turn first right if you want to eat at the fab Naturel restaurant. Otherwise continue up the hill, bobbing in and out of the boutiques. Your reward is to sit and marvel at this ancient tomb, plonked in the middle of town.
Written August 15, 2014
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Paulo R
London59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
This tomb is right in the centre of Kas and is steeped in history a classic Lycian burial tomb in very good condition.
Written May 17, 2013
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
You will find this tomb when you walk by the bazar. Is very well preserved and worth to take a look.
Written November 6, 2020
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Pratush
New Delhi, India374 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
You will definitely come across this tomb when you window shop or just try to explore restaurants in Kas you will come across this tomb. And you will find this not well maintained though you can just sit around and look at the streets but there is nothing much to see.
Written October 22, 2019
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David H
Norwich, UK469 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is an ancient tomb that stands at the top of a hill with a roman road leading up to it.The tomb belongs to an ancient king and is a good example of the many tombs scattered over the landscape.
Written September 7, 2019
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