I took the local bus from KAS and spent the afternoon exploring this awesome site and enjoying a wonderful lunch at a cafe close to the bus station in the adjacent village. The food was excellent and the two children - especially the 5 yr. old boy who acted as the restaurant's official greeter were delightful. Language was not an issue and there was an ATM directly across the street.
The bus leaves you at the foot of the hill and you must hike up to the site. DO wear a hat and take water. You come immediately to the ruins of the theater. You can see from the pictures that this site is a ruin, but still very interesting - especially when you head East from the ticket house to the necropolis - where you are free to wander. The people of Xanthos twice committed mass suicide and this may account for the state of the necropolis. I spent the bulk of my time in this area. I would recommend closed shoes, a good camera and respect for the ruins. Remember that grave sites were marked with inscriptions to plague intruders. Not that they appear to have worked against raiders, but then there is nothing left for you to carry off - except pictures - and there are some interesting possibilities. Active restoration crews are everywhere. Once over in the area of the 'Dancer' check out the Church ruins.
FYI I am an senior with mobility issues. I use a walking stick and found it easy to navigate this site.
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