Lycian Rock Tombs
Lycian Rock Tombs
4.5
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LoveTravel828648
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
You can see the tombs at the other side of the river from the town of Dalyan. There is no bridge, but a small rowing boat can take you across the river cheaply. However, the entrance to the tombs is closed (and looks like it has been closed for a while), so there is no way to get close to the tombs.

From the entrance of the tombs, it's a short 15 minute walk to get to the historical site of Kaunos which is still open and is also worth a visit.
Written May 3, 2022
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JJ Flute
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I and my traveler friends had never heard of Lycian Rock Tombs nor Dalyan before. Nonetheless, it instantly became one of my favorite places in the world during my visit in Oct 2021. The carving on the cliff is majestic and magnificent. My ultimate salute to the workers who built the tombs thousands of years ago.

I took the public river taxi / boat from Dalyan town center to Turtle Beach. The ride was tranquil yet full of sweet surprises along the way. First, it truly offers the BEST view of Lycian Rock Tombs. You can also see some Roman ruins from afar. The marsh land provides a rich natural habitat for many birds and fish. Every turn that the boat makes reveals a new view of this beautiful environment. Finally, the destination -- Turtle Beach is a piece of heaven on earth. It is romantic, fun, and authentic.

When you are in southern Turkey, please visit Dalyan to experience the nature and its tranquility. Special note: All local people and the visitors in Dalyan are super friendly and relaxed.
Written November 12, 2021
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AttitudeAdjuster
Gillingham, UK1,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I first saw the rock tombs in 1995 and always vowed to come back to Dalyan (finally.. 28 years later here I am!)
I find the tombs almost hypnotic, whether you walk down the path or take a boat to the Delta, they never cease to amaze me, they're also beautifully lit up at night. I'm sure someone can recommend the best restaurants to take in the view but I just love looking at this incredible bit of history.
Written July 4, 2023
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Dorothy G
Darwen, UK215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Went past the tombs on a boat trip to the beach. Sadly our ‘captain’ didn’t speak the best English and our Turkish is worse.
I will tease arch these when I get home but certainly worth seeing...... spectacular!
Written September 30, 2020
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Gordouli
London23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Here’s how to get right up close to these beauties. We crossed by rowboat from the main cooperative riverfront (end of Yali Sokak) and walked the short distance to the tombs. Pass the modern graveyard / cemetery on your right (from which you can get a low-level view if it’s open). After that there is the (always closed I think) official entrance - which only leads to another low level viewpoint the other side of the cemetery wall.

Just after that is a junction with a yellow sign pointing down a dusty lane at an angle to the right, signposted to the Sultaniye hot springs (10km). It does a right angle after a hundred yards. Where it hits the cliff, the main path goes left up the hillside - don’t go that way. Turn right - narrow way between fence and cliff. Then follow the hillside round to the tombs and walk on up. The ground is rough and there are some scrubby bushes - decent shoes and clothes are best. You can get up to a flat rock JUST under the main six tombs - which are in the cliff face so not possible to climb to. And over to the left of those you can get up to another one which you can easily scramble up to and look inside. Great views over town and you feel like Indian Jones. I don’t think many people manage this... but it’s only half an hour from the riverbank.
Written August 5, 2020
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FruitbatTurkey
McLean, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
The tombs sculpted from the rock face of the cliff across the river from Dalyan are from the days of the Lykians about 2400 years ago. They are literally a trademark of the holiday resort of Dalyan, Turkey. They are lit at night and make dining along the river especially enjoyable. To see this kind of Lykian tomb, visitors to the area can drive the back road between Ortaca and Gokbel where there is a single large tomb along the side of the road. You can pull over to the side of the road and walk a short distance across a field and stand right beneath the tomb and check out the details of its construction.
Written February 23, 2013
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Irunchick
Moscow, Russia1,038 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2010
MIRA - an ancient city. In addition to the usual eye ruins here are preserved rock tombs, cemetery, constructed in the form of houses of several rooms, where the runways carved into the rocks, were placed in the life of loved objects and foods. In the tombs can be reached only through a single entrance, covered a large stone. At the tomb carving reliefs, indicating the profession of the deceased. Here is a nice easy climb the stairs of the theater (I think he is the most preserved of all that have seen), if the climb to the top, opens up a very nice view and the ruins and tombs. On the outskirts of the city have voted on the road guys. As it turned out, the local boys were at one stage of its journey through the country.

The most famous - the tomb of Amyntas, which is a platform with the rock cut by a portico and two Ionic columns. You can go up to her on the stairs. On the wall of the tomb carved inscription in Greek Amyntas, son Hermagiosa.

Another tomb has a rather unusual design. Rectangular in plan, with wooden supports, it has a cover in the Gothic style arches on both sides. The cover is decorated with reliefs with images of war, which is believed to dramatize the lives of buried in this tomb of man.
Written January 22, 2011
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MrB
Bromborough, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
We went via a boat trip, well worth it,cannot fault the good job and effort the boat crew put into it :)
Written December 6, 2014
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Liz B
Stepps, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
We stayed in the Dalyan region of Turkey in Sep 2014. We were lucky enough to be able to see the tombs several times during the day and at night from both a boat and the opposite side of the river in bars and restaurants. I would say they are most impressive in the evening when they are floodlit. I found the whole thing totally fascinating and loved learning about the history. Well worth a sail by!
Written November 11, 2014
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XtreamXTC
Swindon, UK790 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
We saw the tombs via boat during an excursion to Dalyan, these are truly amazing and if you are lucky enough to have a good guide they will tell you all about the history of the tombs.

The only shame is you can only really view them from afar, not a lot you can do about that unless you fancy abseiling down to them, but would have been nice to get up close wuth them

Worth a viewing while your in the area and combined with a nice trip along the beautiful Dalyan river
Written November 4, 2014
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