Xanthos

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  • Address: Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey, Fethiye
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 5 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Nature

An archaeological site that dates back to 8th century B.c, Xanthos was once the capital city of Lycian Federation in turkey. Located near the village of Kinik on a hillside, Xanthos is surrounded by beautiful natural view overlooking the Esen River. From this elevation one receives a supreme view of the Xanthos Valley surrounded by the spectacular Taurus Mountains. The site along with Letoon has been listed as UNESCO world heritage site ever since 1988. The visitors can combine their trip to Letoon and Xanthos together. The features of Xanthos include:

  • Harpy Tombs: Massive thick pillar whose chamber at the top was supposed to have been of marble, decorated with reliefs. The tomb is named after “harpies”,who are the winged women creatures according to the Greek mythology.
  • Pillar Tomb: A unique structure which combines two- tombs- in one.
  • The Xanthian Obelisk: It carries the longest Lycian inscription as known today.
  • Ampitheatre
  • Two Acropolis
  • A Byzantine Basilica
  • Necropolis
  • Roman- Byzantine Street

How to Reach Xanthos

  • Antalya Bus Stop

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  • Xanthos Address: Kinik, Kalkan 07970, Turkey, Fethiye
  • Xanthos Timing: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Xanthos Price: 5 TRY
  • Best time to visit Xanthos(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Xanthos: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 61.85% of people who visit Fethiye include Xanthos in their plan

  • 56.63% of people start their Xanthos visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Xanthos

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Xanthos

People normally club together Ancient Lycian Site Of Tlos and Patara while planning their visit to Xanthos.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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