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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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Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A remarkable, extensive archaeological site of the former Lycian capital demonstrating Greek and Persian influences. Several pillar tombs are intact along with the ubiquitous amphitheatre amid the ruins. There are many well-preserved mosaics but you'll probably need to 'grease the palm' of a guide to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Metaldread
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried before to get a trip to some of the archaeological sites from Olu Deniz. This time October price with driver was £60.00 so good value. Xanthos was quite impressive but more detail would have been good though signs in English, Cost about 6 Tl...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing I think everyone should see the capital of lycia Not far from Kalkan and Kas We went by car but still other options you can use to reach it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jonathanmorris28
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We made a stop at Xanthos on our trekking tour alone the Lycian way from Ölüdeniz to Kalkan. Impressive archaeological site, worth visiting. We have professional experience in archaeological excavations but knew very little about the millennium history of the region. Would be great to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ashevc
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was a quiet site - at least in October at the end of the season. There is very little documention to describe the layout or history - but a couple of locals gave useful explanations. Well worth spending an hour or two here. Its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Lovely place to visit - at £2.50 per person, well worth the money. Local elderly gentleman gave us a lovely tour without asking - he knew so much history of the place. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cheryl537
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Loved our visit to Xanthos. Lot's to see and it's just mind blowing when you stop and think about what happened where you are standing. We were lucky enough to visit when it was being excavated by some archaeologists and we spent a long time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Martin W
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We went there only because of UNESCO but quite disappointed. The informational boards are worn off completely and the leaflets were available only in Russian. Paths are not marked and we had a moment when we were walking on the gouts paths. The view from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wieczorek-Team
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The place is really averaged nothing really interisting here. Take 1hr by bus from fethiye will cost you TL14 and you have to walk around 15 minute to go to the place, the ticket price TL10. If I can give suggestion better go to Tlos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megawati1984
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Great site but I recommand you to visit the place with a guide. No explanation panels Entrance is not free

Date of experience: September 2018
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Dragonaggiebash | Reviewed this property |
We had hired a car for our holiday so don’t know how easy it would be to get a bus. Sorry but if you get a taxi I wouldn’t think it would be to expensive-but give yourself a good couple of hours and get one of the guides... More
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26 August 2016|
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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
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