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  • Address: Dalyan Beldesi, Fethiye Merkez/Muğla, Turkey

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Kaunos Ruins Tours

The Kaunos Ruins near Dalyan, Turkey are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Kaunos was an ancient city founded in the 9th century BC, and it was quite important by 400 BC. It was located on the border between Lycia and Caria, and the city's culture had characteristics of both empires. The city was once an important trading post on the sea, though today it is set back a few miles from the sea since the coastline has moved over the centuries. The receding coastline, attacks from various tribes, and a malaria epidemic led to the decline of Kaunos, and the city was abandoned by the 15th century. 

The ruins include a well preserved theater, parts of the old city walls, and an acropolis. There's also a basilica, Roman baths, two Hellenistic temples and four Roman temples. From the acropolis, you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the ancient city. The theater could hold 5,000 people and is still occasionally used for events. Nearby you can also see Lycian tombs in the rocks above the Dalyan River.

Practical Info

The Kaunos Ruins are easy to reach from Dalyan. The closest airport is the Dalaman Airport, located 17 miles away. You can get to Dalyan by public transportation from either Marmaris or Fethiye, or you can join a tour that includes the ruins on its itinerary. 

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Private Dalyan Iztuzu River Boat Caunos Tour with Private Guide, Marmaris, null
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Private Dalyan Iztuzu River Boat Caunos Tour with Private Guide

Visits to Dalyan Iztuzu Caretta Caretta Beach and Caunos via River Boat

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $583.13
Dalyan Day Trip from Bodrum Including Dalyan River Cruise, Iztuzu Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch, ... 
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Dalyan Day Trip from Bodrum Including Dalyan River Cruise, Iztuzu Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Cruise the beautiful Dalyan River and experience Dalyan’s mud baths and Kaunos’ ancient tombs on this unforgettable full-day trip from Bodrum. Head for ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.82
Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Trip from Bodrum, Bodrum, Day Trips
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Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Trip from Bodrum

Bodrum to Dalyan Turtle Beach Excursion tour packs in much more than you’d believe you could see in one day. Travel to Ortaca by coach and then take a cruise ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.41
Dalyan Cruise from Marmaris: Iztuzu Beach, River Cruise and Mud Baths, Marmaris, Day Trips
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Dalyan Cruise from Marmaris: Iztuzu Beach, River Cruise and Mud Baths

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Combine a day in the sun with Dalyan’s loggerhead turtles, Lycian tombs and mud baths on a full-day cruise from Marmaris! After leaving the city, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.66

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