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“Wear Sneakers”
Review of Tlos

Tlos
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US$28.35*
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Jeep Safari: Saklikent Gorge, Ancient Tlos and...
Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Fethiye
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The city of Tlos is spread on a large area. The terrain is dry and rocky. It'll take you about 2-3 hours to walk the whole city, so definitely wear sneakers. It gets very hot in the summer time, put sunblock lotion on, wear a hat, take a big bottle of water and some snacks with you. There are also little places to sit down, eat, drink and relax on the road. The rock tombs are very old and fascinating. The castle on top has a gorgeous view, but be careful climbing, there are no railings to hold on to.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We visited Tlos yesterday and have to say what an amazing setting, we were there late afternoon and the views from the fortress are just stunning. It is easy to see why Tlos is a UNESCO world heritage site, Lycian, Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman remains are everywhere you look and walk over. Pottery shards and Roman bricks litter the site adding to our feeling of discovery. We had the place almost to ourselves and find it difficult to imagine that a place as interesting as this would not be packed with visitors in the UK.
Well worth the effort to drive out to Tlos.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The majesty of the place when you first see it is awe inspiring. That people were building such sophisticated buildings in the 16th Century BC is just unbelievable. The overbuilding of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans testify to this area being the cradle of civilisation. That said it was hot with very little shade and there was a lot if walking and climbing to see the best bits. There is definitely a need for a guide and plan in order to help you get around. We wanted to see Bellorophen' mausoleum but missed it as we didn't know the plan of the area and didn't realise that it was round the corner!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

our host arif from dardanos hotel in patara suggested we add these ruins to our day of exploring the ruins in letoon and xanthos, and we did that easily. the turnoff is off highway 400 and one is there within 20 minutes, driving along through the back roads of the area catching a glimpse of people going about their life. do pay attention for the small signage. the road climbs steeply up into the mountains and the views of the xanthos valley are great. there is a large fortress that looks down upon rock tombs and a theater. there is no/poor signage and we ended up behind the fortress rather than in it. the rocky path was slippery in spots. it was hot, so what we had seen had to suffice. we had a delicious glass of cold fresh orange juice from the café by the parking lot. certainly worth the short drive!

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

About an hours drive from Kalkan but well worth it if you like Lycean ruins. The site is much more extensive than expected and you can wander about freely exploring. There were plenty of information boards so you can understand what you are looking at. The best thing was no hassle from unofficial guides. There is a nice little cafe there too where we had ice creams and fresh orange and the owner gave us a guide book to read all about the history.

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