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“Xanthos Spectacular Amphitheatre”

Xanthos - Lycian Antique City
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Owner description: Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The best amphitheatre ever, where performaers were really fed to the lions! Must see the Harpy Tomb with the fake mural - the real one is in the British Museum. Go out of season when the crowds and the heat are bearable!

Thank Paul572
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Fantastic for the history buffs amongst you. Even so well worth looking around as if this was in GB all of it would be in museums. Oh by the way some of the original stuff is in the British Museum! GIVE IT BACK.

Thank ABEONAS
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Saw this on our Jeep safari , amazing place , our driver went to great lengths to tell us that the Brits stole everything worth having in Turkey for the British Museum , not sure the Tombs were robbed by the English more like his ancestors I suspect .

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Wonderful visit-- definitely worth it if you're into ancient sites and what have you. Weather gets really warm so be sure to bring some extra water if you're visiting during the summer months. Helpful to have an good guide to give the history/background of Xanthos. Went with a super informed and funny tour guide Ozgur from Define Tours (primary location is in Kalkan next to the harbor). Highly recommend them.

Thank Vincent206
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The amphitheatre is still in great shape and you can still work out where there were water channels and even a swimming pool! (not in use now)

The trip was made even more interesting on our return to the UK by visiting the British Museum where they have some of the panels that adorned a tomb there and also the Nereid Monument which is quite a spectacular structure.

If you like your old stuff it's worth a visit. But do take a guide so you can see exactly what is what!

Thank hofnar
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