I have been to Xanthos many times and each time find something different to see. Inexpensive and worth a day out especially if combined with a visit to Patara or Kinik market on Fridays.
Had a great time exploring the ruins - much prefer pottering around than being part of an organised trip. There was a small fee to get in (£2.50) which was well worth it. As previously mentioned the tombs and the theatre are the most impressive features here but it was very interesting to just stroll around and take it all... More
These ruins were very interesting. Make the trek up the hill to see the sarcophagus and the tombs, they are really neat. The theatre is impressive as is the long road towards the necropolis. You can see some cool birds here as well, keep and eye out for redstart, blue rock thrush, and rock nuthatch. There is a small fee... More
We visit Olymphos during walking Lycian way. If it is on your route is worth a visit, if you have to detour do only if you have sufficient time. we prefered Letoon
How did this get UNESCO World Heritage status? The other ruins in the area, Tlos, Patara, and Letoon, all have the same or better features (Theater, Stadium, etc.) and some better ones that Xanthos doesn't have. It's one big attraction is a large, towering sarcophagus with some non-original carvings of Harpies. That's the big thing in the back-right of this... More
spent a couple of hours here very interesting ,was very easy to get to on local dolmus bus and cheap,take plenty of water as we could not buy eny as there are no shops nearby.
Exceptional remains/stone works with more buildings being discovered/unearthed & therefore ever changing sites of historical interest.
Excellent and very interesting! Definitely worth a trip! You are allowed to explore quite a lot on your own which is refreshing too!
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