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Xanthos - Lycian Antique City

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Address: Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city...

Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.

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To some it will just be a pile of stones but with a guide such as ours (Ismael of Unlimited Travel) telling its history it comes alive and you almost live the lives of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

To some it will just be a pile of stones but with a guide such as ours (Ismael of Unlimited Travel) telling its history it comes alive and you almost live the lives of the inhabitants of this once capital city and all they went through over the centuries. We combined it with a visit to Saklikent Gorge (river rafting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

İt is pity that Xanthos Likya Antique City could be in better conditions like many other ones in the area.However,full of history is making this venue one of the most interesting parts to visit.Lots of ruins to be see,but let us hope that his will happen very soon in the future.Needs to be well maintained and protected.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was a fab morning spent roaming the ruins from the early Roman and Greek times, amazing that you can wander and climb over everything without being told to get off or climb down, so many well preserved ruins to look at, better to go later in the day though as we went after lunch and it was baking hot

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

A lot of history and very interesting, although exposed with very little shelter so take sun cream and an early morning visit is recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Very interesting and a great way to explore on a boat. With two young children there was enough for them to see and do with frequent swims in the sea. Would recommend booking through Abi Travels, service was brilliant and a good quality and quantity of food on the boat.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

extensive ruins really interesting, but brought to life by seri from Addu travel...make sure you book tours from them in Kalkan and ask for Seri as a guide

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Skultuna, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

A fantastic place to visit if you like historic places. All the tombs that are hidden in the hills if you walk around the place to the necropolis. We even found a small turtle!

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

For anyone who has an interest in ancient Turkish culture this is a must. We liked it because we could explore at our own pace, and it was free of visitors' centre and commercialisation. There was much of interest to see but the mosaic floors, which we had so enjoyed seeing last time, had been covered up. As we were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

An open, spread out site with very few visitors when we were there. It is so spacious even if bus loads of tour groups were there it would not seem crowded. Lots to see but sparse sign posting so take information with you. A couple of 'guides' about, only one being in any way annoying. An incredible view from near... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We drove from near Kas to Xanthos to visit the historical site and it really is worth the effort. It is an open site and hot, so go prepared with lots of water, good footwear and a hat or shades!! Try early morning or later in the afternoon. It closes at 7pm. Costs TL20 each over 12 years. It is... More 

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