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“worth a visit”(30 reviews)
“british museum”(16 reviews)
“ancient city”(18 reviews)
Xanthos was the capital city of the Lycian Federation and its greatest city for most of Lycian history.
Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Wieczorek-Team
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Megawati1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Ferdi K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got here accidentally and was charmed. Was reading about history of that ancient city till night and would definitely like to get back when it's not that hot to discover and learn even more.

Thank Oleg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit - only 10 lira per person to visit and it pretty extraordinary - been to lots of ruins in Italy and Greece and these are pretty amazing by comparison. You could quite happily do a quite whistle-stop tour round them all...More

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful ancient city with surrounding views. I mostly enjoyed seeing the elevated sarcophagus near the theater entrance, that’s unique to Xanthos. Still, Tlos was overall a better site to visit.

Thank Dwayne P
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Had a car and took in Saklikent, Tlos, Pinara and Xanthos in one day Got to Xanthos about 1730 Still hot but bearable Very interesting site, Ampitheatre is impressive but one of many in the area (Tlos, Letoon, Patara and Pinara) I was most impressed...More

Thank MJH1
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This site has a lot of history to it worth reading when you get there - good signage. If you climb above the theatre there is a little plateau which was the acropolis and provides great views up the river and back towards the town....More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Xanthos by jeep safari on the way to Saklikent. The ruins are fascinating with a good example of an amphitheatre, as well as the old ruins of the city. It was worth doing on a guided tour as the history of the Lycian’s...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We came at 17:00 and it was still hot enough (early July) - take care, since no shadow at this place at all. In general I would say this is absolutely optional place to be if you are an intermediate tourist - don`t go on...More

Thank Anton V
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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
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