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Lycian Rock Tombs, Dalyan

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See Lycian Rock Tombs, one of the ancient architectural wonders of Turkey, carved into the cliffs facing the town of Dalyan. Built around the year 400 BCE, their temple-like facade indicates that the tombs were built for kings and queens. Due to safety concerns, and in order to protect the tombs from being damaged, visitors are not allowed to go up the cliff. You can, however, take a closer look by catching a boat across the river and then going for a stroll along the path at its base. To visit Lycian Rock Tombs and get the most from your holiday in Dalyan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dalyan family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Dalyan

The village of Dalyan is abundant in its family-run hostels and guesthouses. This quiet, riverside town offers older, quaint places to stay right along the river. Here, water taxis will pick you up right at your front door and whisk you off to nearby tourist attractions. You'll find newer hotels and guesthouses more inland, but still a short walk to the pier. If you're not willing to forgo luxury, look to the more upscale, coastal resorts just south of the village, which come with a ten-minute commute.
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  • Amazing! We only saw the tombs from a river boat but it was truly an amazing site. Gorgeous tombs cut from the mountainside surrounded by the lush greenery of the river. I really enjoyed our boat crui...  more »
  • This is one of the first places I want to see when we arrive in Dalyan. I have been there 4 times in the last 19 months and this place never ceases to amaze me. It looks stunning now I can't even begi...  more »
  • No trip to Dalyan would be complete without a visit. We crossed the river by a rowing boat and walked to the tombs. It was May and the entrance area closed, however we managed to get close enough to a...  more »