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The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica, the Roman bath, and the rock tombs.
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| Fethiye, Dalyan 48300, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Incredible place. Tractor up to the ruins. Fab amphitheatre and they are still excavating. Wonderful

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hcbunn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid 7.50 lira pp return for the rowing boat (caught it at about 8.15 am to miss the worst of the heat). In Kaunos by 8.45, having walked the mostly flat path along. It opens at 8.30 but there was no one in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Familyofthreegirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This city, in ancient times, was a malaria-invested city, and the residents were known for their greenish-grey appearance. There is a short hike to the entrance from the river. Admission is a quite affordable 12 lira. The former stadium is still in fairly good condition...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful antique city and the hill providing the best views in the area, even though we were destroyed by the heat we loved visiting Kaunos and suggest it to everyone

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank esrafabri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caunus is an amazing archaeological site still in the process of being excavated. Dating from 400BC up until 6th century AD. Amazingly well preserved Roman baths and amphitheater. Really worth the trip

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MumDadandtheKid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating ancient city with great views over the rushes and lake to the sea. Fascinating to walk around the Roman baths, Greek Amphitheatre and other ruins. You may even sea some of the resident wild tortoises.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank billbevan01
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Nothing much seems to be happening on site, but I am sure it it. NTL12 to get in, no nothing really. Imagine if the National Trust was running it !!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DougandJane
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Visited Kaunos in March when the temperature was cooler. We've always wanted to go across to visit but it's always been too hot. When we went in March it was a beautiful sunny day but perfect for walking. Went across on the rowing boat, then...More

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank LesleyBoltonEngland
Reviewed July 11, 2019

From Dalyan we were rowed across the small river for 10TL or £1.35 each then a 25 mins walk to the site, you can stop along the way as there are locals selling cold drinks including Pommegranate juice, try it ! It was 12TL to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank elguapo30
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Kaunos has so much history and this place is quite well preserved and very interesting to walk around the ruins. Stunning views of the beautiful scenery surround this ancient town and one can also see the charming town of Dalyan and its meandering river.

Date of experience: June 2019
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SouterJohn
August 9, 2019|
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Response from susie58atWhitby | Reviewed this property |
If you walk past the boats to where the taxi boats are there are women who will row you across to the other side. Where you can have a nice cold drink and pancakes a plenty. Then you can walk up the road to kaunos it was 12... More
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Barney026
April 28, 2019|
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Response from LesleyBoltonEngland | Reviewed this property |
We went to Kaunosa couple of weeks ago, got the little rowing boat across. We got there about 10.30 & it was open. 12lira each for entrance fee. We didn't see the tractor, so maybe as it wasn't in holiday season it wasn't... More
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John A
December 29, 2018|
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Response from Hilary D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is possible to reach the Kaunos ruins by car. It is quite a long but scenic drive from Dalyan by car as you have to go all the way around Lake Köyceğiz. I would guess that the rowing boats cross the river all year... More
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