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A wonderful, remote and evocative site

We are lucky to visit this site frequently as we have a house in Kekova and always bring guests... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2019
jennifergI6182EB
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London, United Kingdom
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Unexpected gem

Found our way here after reading a few reviews. Yes, it's accessible with a normal car...just... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
FrauSchmitt100
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

Found our way here after reading a few reviews. Yes, it's accessible with a normal car...just. The last stretch of track was a bit hairy. The amphitheatre is really impressive with fantastic views over the hills to the sea. A nice way to kill an hour or two and see some of the countryside away from the coast. You're likely to have the place to yourself apart from a couple of goats.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Shared a taxi with another couple and the driver took us up a very stony track to the centre of an archaeological delight over 2000 years old! Loads of tombs and amphitheatre in middle of nowhere, just off Kas to Demre road near Yavus.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

An amazing place hidden away in the country side. Well worth a visit and read up on its history. Fascinating

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Kyaneai is an impressive ancient site and a perfect place for a picnic as it is at the top of a plateau with a nice view of the sea.
Mostly you will have the site to yourself as it is not well known and cannot be accessed by public transportation. If coming from the Demre direction it will be on your right. You can get a view of the necropolis from the road but there is no access from the first entrance sign unless you want to climb a formidable hill. A few Km later there is another sign indicating the ancient site - take this one and follow the road through the village - it is possible to drive to the site but the road is rough - sometimes better to park where there is a big water cistern and walk up. If you can't find it ask anyone you see around - the villagers and shepherds are always helpful. Kyanaei is located between Demre and Kas in Antalya province of Turkey.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were in December 2014 in Turkey and took a tour from Kas to the ancient site of Kyaneai. We took a dolmus from Kas to Demre, and said to the driver we want to jump out at Kyaneai. It's a short ride, about half an hour or less. The ancient site is on the left side of the D400 highway (if you start from Kas), there is a sign to show the way to Kyaneai. From the highway you need take a gravel road to the site, it takes about 1 hour to get there. The road has a reversed "U" form (you can see on the Google Map near Yavu Köyü), the site is on the top of the hill. There are a fine theater, a lot of lycian stone sarcophagi and some stone buildings (mainly in the bush) on the site. There isn't an entry fee, this interesting ancient site is far away from everything, far away from the mass tourism, you can visit the ruins on your own. On the backway - downhill - you need a little bit less time to reach the highway, ca. 50 minutes, where you can hitchhiking or catch the dolmus to Kas/Demre.

Date of experience: December 2014
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