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Kaunos, Dalyan

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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 and other Dalyan attractions into our Dalyan itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Lovely walk past fields and small houses , and Lycian tombs. Local people will sell you fresh juices along the way. A must see Roman town with many features still to be excavated. A good visit. 
  • The size of the city and which has great view.. Especially at the entrance to the harbor shops? and fountain building perfect. But putting new restored white marble eye.. The views of the impressive Tiyotradan. Passing a river go exotic.
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  • Dating back to 4 A.D., this ancient city has amazing view over Dalyan river and Mediterrenean sea. Entrance fee is 15 TL per person. It takes 2 hours to visit. 
  • An ancient city spread across a wide area. It's always evolving as the archeologists piece together more and more. There is an amphitheatre, bath house, and loads of other ruined structures. Incredible! It's mind blowing that a civilisation over 2000 years old was so complex and modern.
  • Totally love this place no crowds great views you can wonder around all day just soaking up the atmosphere
  • Not publicised enough. What a treasure to visit!
  • It is a lovely place. And definitely a sight worth seeing. The only downside is the longer distance from Marmaris (the town where we were residing). The roundtrip took around 8 hours by boat total. All in all I enjoyed it.
  • A great place to visit, it has ancient history, amazing views, the town of Dalyan is close by, all you need to have a great time on a holiday.
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