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Address: | Fethiye, Dalyan 48300, Turkey
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The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica,...

The remains of ancient Kaunos include a Roman thater, a Byzantine basilica, the Roman bath, and the rock tombs.

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Don't forget Kaunos

Historical ground and a amazing place to visit. Don't hesitate; Kaunos is a visit worth. And so near to Dalyan. Don't forget Kaunos, while visiting Dalyan.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Diepenveen, The Netherlands
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Diepenveen, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical ground and a amazing place to visit. Don't hesitate; Kaunos is a visit worth. And so near to Dalyan. Don't forget Kaunos, while visiting Dalyan.

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kaunos is well worth the trip. Take the rowing boat over the river and then a nice walk up to the site. It is vast and best bits are the theatre and the restored temples. New bits open al the time. Best visited early morning or late afternoon. It is open to the sun and is just too hot during... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started by getting the rowing boat ferry across from Dalyan - 5tl return. Then a walk, maybe a mile, from the little village of Candir, along to Kaunos. You arrive from the back, at the top of the hill, and the remains of the town go down the hillside to the old port. Lots to see, maybe a few... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered over to the site from Dalyan and explored the site for hours. Fabulous views, of you can climb high. Peaceful site to ourselves. Only company were goats, donkeys and tortoises.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This place is fantastic! There is pottery everywhere and you really get a sense of what it would have been like to live there. A few things have been rebuilt slightly giving an example of shape which I was a little uneasy about but on the whole a brilliant site. I love the fact that there are tortoises roaming everywhere!

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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The Kaunians themselves said to originate from Crete, created a city on top of the heights between the 4th & 6th Century BC (depending on who is giving the guided tour!). There have been archaeological digs which have discovered Greek pottery on the site dating back to the 9th Century BC! Whilst I believe this to be mythology, it is... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

What's great about Kaunos is that a visitor can wander all over the site and tread along the path of ancient history. From the once thriving harbour area up to the amphitheater and even higher to the citadel it's simply amazing. There are beautiful views of the river delta and beyond from the ruins. There is also plenty of wildlife... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This archeological place is located in full nature with a fantastic panoramic sight on the beach the sea and the surroundings mountains

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visit Dalyan every year, but I have never had to opportunity to visit Kaunos. I had read a lot about it and had seen it when sailing past it on the river. Seeing it first hand was wonderful. It is well preserved and the information provided at each location is excellent. I will certainly go back to explore more... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Kaunos is an easy 1k uphill walk from the boat drop off. It's quite large and 100% not for the health and safety freaks, those who value not treading all over history and anyone who can't walk around very well! The amphitheatre is by far the best part with some pretty epic views. It's just a bit odd that it's... More 

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