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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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one more piece of Turkish history

Beautiful place in Dalyans heart. Good choose to spend one day out. Short trip with small boat and walk in Turkish history. Need a lot of work still but deserve a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place in Dalyans heart. Good choose to spend one day out. Short trip with small boat and walk in Turkish history. Need a lot of work still but deserve a visit.

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staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went today with three children ages 2, 6 and 7 what a fab place we got a row boat across the river for 5tl each return a lady did a fantastic job rowing us across. We were blown away with what we saw 10tl entry worth more amazing place

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Thank coateslodge
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the tl 5 return row boat from in front of the tea gardens and walked the quiet road to Kaunos about 9.30 am. Managed to get slightly lost climbing the crag with the flag on after paying to get in and walking up behind the amphitheatre. Made it in the end (look for red arrows painted on the stones/rocks)... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. A short trip from Dalyan and you have these historic ruins almost to yourself. Also good views across Dalyan and out to the sea. Look to spend an hour to more to explore the site but avoid the heat of midday.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We caught the rowing boat across before 9am and walked the short distance up to the ruins. We knew it was going to be scorching which is why we headed off so early. We probably spent about an hour looking around - the ampitheatre was definitely very impressive, but there are lots of sections to see. What would have been... More 

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Thank Laura H
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A short boat ride across the river and then a pleasant walk to the ruins of Kaunos. The amphitheatre was particularly impressive as were the views from the high points. There is a cafe a little further on the route, but we didn't venture that far. A ride back down the reasonably gentle slope on the 'tractor train' was a... More 

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Thank Graham S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Kaunos after getting a row boat from Dalyan (5TL return) at the hottest part of the day. Fortunately there were locals selling ice cold beverages on the way, so the journey was hot, but not completely unenjoyable! Kaunos was really interesting. Not as well kept as other ruin sites in Europe, but that was part of why... More 

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Portglenone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaunos is the ruins of an ancient city thought to date back til the 10th century BC. It lies on the border between Caria and Lycia. It has fallen under the control of many empires, including the Persian, Roman and Byzantine. The city was abandoned during the 15th century due to, a declining economy, the silting of the bay and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a rowing boat around 7am while the sun was low and cool, across the estuary to start are 2 mile walk along a track to Kaunos village. Took about 30/40mins. With plenty of local watering holes along the way offering fresh cool orange juice or homemade lemonade. We arrived early before it opened at 9 so walked on... More 

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Thank Richard c
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove here via Köyceğiz on the D400 which takes you all around Lake Köyceğiz, a lovely road to drive if you get the chance. Kaunos is amazing and well worth a visit. Again reasonably priced to enter and there is so much to see. It's a very large site and you can spend many hours here. Over the years... More 

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