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Along in the warm sea breeze, passing by Lycian tombs located high up in the surrounding coastal hills, we arrive at the evocative yet deserted ruins of Aperlai, a hugely important city in the Lycian Confederation, still surrounded by its ancient...more
Aperlai Antik Kenti | Akdeniz, Kas 07580, Turkey
+90 532 540 70 40
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We visited Aperlai as part of a kayaking trip booked through Xanthos Travel in Kaş. After kayaking through Kekova Sound over the Sunken City we had lunch at Polemos Bay from where we walked for 20 minutes or so along the Lycian Way to reach...More

Thank 801Coralie
Reviewed April 23, 2018

we had seen this place quite some time ago.Great to sail on the remains of ancient remains. the water is so clear and warm...

Thank Merihsmiley
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Great boat tour! We saw underwater city and a lot of tombs on the slopes of hills. This is something worth spending your time (and money). Unfortunately, our guide spoke mainly in Russian (just 4 of us were speaking English so he didn't bother). I...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

we docked on the opposite cove from APerlai and did the 30 minute walk on the Lycian way to the ancient city. It's hot and dusty, but flat and an easy and worthwhile hike to the hills filled with tombs

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Its a walk, first over rocky terrain and then through a field grazed by a small herd of cows to get to the ancient Lycian city of Aperlai. There are numerous tombs including ones in the sea but the main attraction is the isolated location....More

Thank Norman E
Reviewed September 11, 2016

I had high hopes for what would be viewable from the boat but unfortunately it wasn't much. But the area is gorgeous all in all. I just wouldn't make this site a destination. If you're in this part of Turkey, you're lucky, and these tombs...More

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed October 26, 2015

A beautiful area with sunken ruins and tombs. We also managed to snorkel with turtles which was a real bonus.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed August 8, 2015

a specisl arquelogical site really nice to visit. A little hot in summer but a nice experience. It is on the wy of Kekova boast trip with the boat Dedeoglu of Captain Mustafa

Thank Fulvio B
Reviewed August 2, 2015

We got dropped off at Apollonia ruins and hiked to Aperlai on the well-marked Lycian Way trail (90 mins to 2 hrs). Snorkelling in the underwater ruins of Aperlai was amazing--if they don't look like much at first, keep swimming down the shore. The ruins...More

Thank mvmom10
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Combined with a boat trip to sight see, swim and visit the fort, this stone sarcophagus in the sea is worth a peek. You walk through the old village to get there and that is fun in itself.

Thank Ashley V
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