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.
- Two Acropolis
- A Byzantine Basilica
- Roman- Byzantine Street
How to Reach Xanthos
- Antalya Bus Stop
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61.85% of people who visit Fethiye include Xanthos in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
56.63% of people start their Xanthos visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Xanthos
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Xanthos