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Built on a spectacular mountain slope, this ancient city features the well-preserved Roman baths and monumental tombs.
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

High mountain setting. Does not appear to get crowded with tourists due to poor access for buses. Fairly compact site, but set on about 5 levels. Steep walking around the site. Not particularly well signposted. Limited carparking. One of the oldest Lycian cities with it's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndPancho
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Buses go from antalya bus station to Elmali every 25 minutes, starting at 6:30am. Cost 18tl. Journey time about 2 hours. Buses from Elmali to Arykanda are once per hour (final destination: Finike. Tell the driver you want to go to Arykanda). Mine left at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank A3958XVmichaelr
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

It is very worthwhile to make a detour to visit Arykanda. The ruins, mostly Hellenistic and Romans, are amazing, the theatre has a wonderful natural scenery and probably you will be alone on your visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FernandoAlmeida2013
Reviewed September 11, 2018

It's like a small Machu Pichu, lost in the middle of nowhere. But easy to reach and you will be alone to enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AlbertoS1927
Reviewed September 12, 2017

It's a little trek to reach here but so worth it! it's practically deserted so you'll have the entire place to yourself to admire the extensive ruins spread out over varying levels of elevation while admiring the mountainous scenery. There is enough shade about to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JaFooley
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Only visiting Xanthos beats a visit to Arykanda. This really is one site that no-one interested in ancient cities should miss.High in the mountains, the site is spread over three levels with several important buildings which have benefited from modern excavation techniques. The most striking...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

It is a small road that will take you to these stunning ruins. The site doesn't get crowded with buses of tourists and so it is very peaceful and you can enjoy this wonderful site (we were out the two of us when we visited)....More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank lillyyy47
Reviewed February 26, 2017

There are incredible sarcophagi A place where you can feel yourself as an importer from the past at a very high level. One of the top terraces of Arykanda has a single-sided seating area, a stadium with a trapezoidal shape after a certain section of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Serhat G
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Arycanda is one of the oldest Lycian cities dating back to the 5th century BC. The site was built on large terraces set into a steep hillside and mountain slopes. These ruins do not seem as popular as other more tourist style, heavily visited sites...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed September 19, 2016

One of the finest Lycian sites. Well worth getting there. Not just the remains, which are great in themselves, but also a beautiful location. And you may find you have the site to yourself.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Vince F
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