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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating, interesting and educational place to visit. There is so much inter-connected history here from the early settlers through the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Some sadness that many artifacts have been removed but great pleasure in exploring the site and finding mosaics, beautifully carved...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get an idea of what has been and gone over the centuries then take a trip out here, history abound between the Lycians and Romans, you see and experience what it must have been like living here.

Thank 149Sarahc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday my wife and I spent the most glorious day on the Jeep Safari to Xanthos, Saklikent and Patara Beach organised with AddaTours. Being picked up from our villa in the morning, by our lovely tour guide whom we met on the Fethiye trip and...More

1  Thank gladders G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Make sure you read up about Xanthos before going - it has so much history which is really exciting - through the generations, it has hosted different regimes which include a few times when the whole town committed mass suicide, other times under Roman times,...More

Thank Justdo
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Excellent vist and a well preserved site with a lot to see. A local guide took us got unseen parts in addition, for no cost.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We spent most of a day of our holiday at Villa Mahal visiting Xanthos, Latoon and Patara with a private car and driver arranged by the hotel. I love ancient history, so this was a must for us. The ruins are uniquely impressive. Patara has...More

Thank LugusLuna
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you like history then you will love this place. The mystery of it all. Steeped in history...an amazing place. Best time to go is in the morning when its cooler. We have been lots of times as we take new friends there every year....More

Thank Kari108
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting site historically though be well prepared for the heat on the mid day. Good to do as part of a trip with define tours. Children 5 and 8 found it interesting though the heat a challenge

Thank AvrilWildginger
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Incredible place and in amazing condition seeing its over 2,000 years old-very hot in the summer. Funnily enough quite a few tortoises there?

Thank Silversurfers50
Reviewed 30 June 2017

You need a car to get there as it is some way from Kalkan centre. Very hot during JUne, July, August and there is no shade as such once there. Full of history, quiet, peaceful, not overcrowded at all. Perhaps a guide booklet to learn...More

1  Thank John C
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27 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