Kaunos, Dalyan

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Explore the ancient ruins of Kaunos, once an important sea port founded in the 9th century BCE between the empires Caria and Lycia. Because of manmade alterations to the landscape, the site no longer sits directly on the coast. You'll need to join a guided boat trip or board one of the private rowing boats in Dalyan that take you across the river and walk 20 minutes to the site. Walk along the remnants of city walls up to the acropolis perched on a 152 m (500 ft) high rock, which offers vistas of the ruins, the river, the bay, and the beach. A Hellenistic-Roman theater on the slope of the acropolis is still occasionally used for performances. See the gymnasium with its Roman baths, a wind-measuring platform, and a domed Byzantine basilica. Do not miss the floor mosaics next to the basilica. Wear sensible shoes, since you'll be doing lots of walking. Put Kaunos into our Dalyan road trip planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I think you see more of your route advice. However, only it does not make sense to come to. Museum card valid
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  • The history of the site goes back to the 10th century BC. [1] Kaunos belonged temporarily to the Athenian allies and mainland possession of the nearby island of Rhodes. The place was considered in ancient times as rich, but due to its location in the marshy River Delta, in which pathogens can easily reproduce, unhealthy. He was known for his widely exported dried figs. The Greek geographer Strabo wrote: "a ship bearing and a lockable port has Kaunos. The Veste Imbros lies on a hill above the town. Although the fertility area is blessed, the city has however, according to General insurance in unhealthy air summer and autumn... because of the heat and the abundance of fruit..."
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  • Rock-cut tombs of the ancient city of Kaunos, Dalyan on the other side of the river. A restaurant in the vicinity. You can plan a dinner here. The upload without any time-dependent small boats. Taxi call, you can go a whistle like:) Even if you eat just a place to go to see around. When you see the rock-cut tombs closely Oh a friend, I'm sure these stones they keep in mind how the sentence will
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  • Take a boat trip from Dalyan Belediyesi towards Iztuzu beach. It's tomb with pillars in the mountain.
  • great place to visit. amazing view.
  • Well worth a visit. Take the 5 Lira row boat across the river from Dalyan turn left and follow the road for 2km. Children under 12 are free. Adult tickets 10 Lira. Plan to spend 1 to 2 hrs here. No cafe so take plenty of water. You can walk through Kaunos to the next village 1km and find a cafe there.
  • Take a boat to get around! Also good for hiking and climbing
  • A must see scene. A piece of world's most precious history lives here. A must see place.
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