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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“worth a visit” (28 reviews)
“entrance fee” (10 reviews)
Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

loved the history of xanthos. the area surrounding it was extremely pretty with goats wandering around. lovely

1  Thank claire f
Reviewed 20 March 2015

nice theater, and many stones remaining from a big town. All can be visited without problem. Fee to be paid

1  Thank Olivier D
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I love Turkish ruins because there always seems to be plenty of room, you get to explore yourself and almost feel like you are the one who is discovering them. It is very easy to visit Xanthos by public bus from the bus station in...More

1  Thank happyholidays8
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I suggest that you make an effort to read up on the history of the site before you visit and, on arrival, visit the rocky cliff at the back of the amphitheatre area overlooking the river to understand the full horror of what happened twice...More

1  Thank DaveEC16
Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

The ruins of Xanthos are most certainly worth a visit and deserves a good explore. The theatre is incredibly impressive and in amazing condition. The feeling of standing down in the area of the performance space looking up at the immense structure above you is...More

3  Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Big place, no shade, so don't go in the August mid day heat. Worth a visit, really interesting. Toilets and drinks available on site.

Thank KarenGuildford
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Imagine the whole city. Great examples of ancient city. Excellent Lycian text and architecture. Is accessible.

Thank Etoiledunord29
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Worth a visit, the other reviews say it all. We visited in off season and would have appreciated a guide, as the on sit interpretation was somewhat lacking. Fortunately I had done a bit of reading prior. Just a note on directions if you are...More

Thank JonathanCook44
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Lots to see, loads of history, very surprised by just how big the whole site is. In very good condition, easy to find and access.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Its a big place spread out with tons of history, we happened upon a guide whom spoke reasonable English and explained some of the history to us. Unlike the UK you can actually go and touch and stand on these ancient relics All of Turkey...More

3  Thank Steve099
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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