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Xanthos - Lycian Antique City

Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“worth a visit” (28 reviews)
“entrance fee” (10 reviews)
Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible place and in amazing condition seeing its over 2,000 years old-very hot in the summer. Funnily enough quite a few tortoises there?

Thank Silversurfers50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need a car to get there as it is some way from Kalkan centre. Very hot during JUne, July, August and there is no shade as such once there. Full of history, quiet, peaceful, not overcrowded at all. Perhaps a guide booklet to learn...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge city where you can get an idea of an ancient city with theatre, necropolis, old church, many houses, market places etc.

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This was part of out Jeep Safari day out 😎 boy was it hot but well worth the visit 😎 very interesting area to walk around 😎 handy loo's available as well 😎 just bring lots of water with you as it can get hot...More

Thank Stevetkdme
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Not as impressive as nearby Patara, but worth a visit for a peek into the life of the region at the peak of its glory.

Thank Guido R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was fascinating to visit, high on a hill overlooking the valley. Recommended alongside Letoon and nearby Patara with its lovely beach.

Thank Hardingly
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Amazing amount of information given by one of the guides. Amazing views but facilities limited but well worth a visit

1  Thank Pauline H
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We spent a lovely two - three hours with a knowledgeable elderly tour guide who befriended us when we arrived and we are so pleased to have been, the information and knowledge he shared with us made our visit so much more enjoyable. If you...More

Thank Dragonaggiebash
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Strabo called this the greatest city of Lycia, and it is impossible to disagree. In 1842, Lieutenant Spratt removed 70 cases of sculptures, including the Nereid monument, from the site, to take to the British Museum. There are so many wonderful monuments, especially the pillar...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Maybe we have been spoiled with Hieropolis and Aphrodisias but we felt Xanthos did not live up to the hype of being a world heritage site. It was untidy, not well maintained and a best would take an hour to walk round. Also at 10TL...More

Thank Dave S
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Response from DRJM_11 | Reviewed this property |
Not very far but as we had a car as part of our villa package I cannot tell you much. Bus is probably a good option. Xanthos is a couple of miles beyond the Patara turn off the main road and there always seem to be taxis at... More