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Kaunos Review

The ancient ruins at Kaunos can be reached in 15 to 30 minutes by boat from Dalyan; alternately, you can find the geçit (a rowboat crossing), and then walk south for 30 minutes. Up from the port is the agora, which has a restored fountain house and a ruined portico dotted with the foundation of statues. An old Roman street takes you up the hill, past the nice temple terrace, to a crumbling Byzantine basilica, a massive Roman bath, and a well-preserved semicircular theater that is cut into the hillside in the Greek style. Most of the remains date from the 4th century BC, and reflect a blend of Carian and Lycian influences. From the ruins there is a pretty clifftop walk to Ekincik, which takes three to four hours with the possibility of returning by boat.

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  • Address: About 1 km (0.6 miles) southwest of Dalyan, Dalyan | Map It
  • Cost: 8 TL
  • Location: Dalyan
Updated: 11-21-2013

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