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Fascinating history. Potential for better information

Really fascinating and unique story of the catastrophic ground elevation after the earthquake in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
david wulff S
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Ruin city off the Beaten Track

Well not much left to see of the once powerful port city. One has to drive through a dirt road to... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Yannis S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really fascinating and unique story of the catastrophic ground elevation after the earthquake in 365 AD. - The on-location information could have been better and an Android app would provide a better experience also for those who do not use the iPhone.

Thank david wulff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of a dusty track, a very disappointing array of ruins with very little information of what or why.

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Well not much left to see of the once powerful port city. One has to drive through a dirt road to get there. Interesting fact the city was destroyed by an earthquake which lifted it 6 meters higher than the sea level....Interesteng for people having...More

Thank Yannis S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

An interesting place. I think is worth to visit even for a short time. I am a bit into archeologie and I have interest in history.So this place was for me. However it could been more interesting with detail description and completed pictures on spots....More

Thank 7729Moss
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The ancient site of Falasarna was thought to be a whole town, although excavations have so far been restricted mostly to the impressive harbour (c 300BC), some bath houses, a winery, an ancient road & several houses. It's a low-key place, with a (mostly) unused...More

Thank Jill F
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Free entry and there wasn't a soul in sight when we were there. Interesting to see where the water levels came to and how they lived before.

Thank Monique A
Reviewed July 24, 2018

It is a nice place, not too much preserved yet, but well described, impressive area, huge opportunity for the area to improve significantly and attract many more people.

Thank TheAndy12
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

That was my 3rd visit over the years still there is lots to be done to reconstruct the ancient city harbour. It's 1.5 km from the last cafe so avoid walking in the heat. It's open 10 to 3 Tuesday to Friday. Entry is free...More

Thank polygnosi
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

It's surprisingly interesting. Look at the site close your eyes and see it how it was. A city as yet only partially excavated, a pirate lair destroyed by the Romans. The old mooring stones with cable holes after thousands of years despite an earth tremor...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Very vast area full of ruins. The ruins are basically just piled of rock but some of them do form a partial structure , you have to use your imagination to figure out what it looked like 1000s of years ago. However , it had...More

Thank Charlotte M
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