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Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach

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Start this day tour from either Kalkan or Patara. Explore the ancient Xanthos City, the epic Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach, the longest beach in Turkey.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Turkish, English

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Your hotel or chosen location in Kalkan or Patara.

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  • Expore the ancient land of Lycia
  • Discover the city of Xanthos and learn it’s fascinating history
  • Walk through the magnificent Saklikent Canyon
  • Relax at Patara Beach and watch the glorious sunset
  • Enjoy an al-fresco lunch by a stunning river
Full description
Discover the ancient land of Lycia on this stunning day trip of the key sights. You will be picked up from your hotel in either Kalkan or Patara at at 9:00 AM. The bus will take you to the stunning city of Xanthos where your professional guide will tell the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Xanthos has many well-preserved ruins and tombs, set in a scenic location.

Stop at a local workshop to learn about the history and craftsmanship of the famous Turkish carpets. Continue to see the magnificent Saklikent, the second longest gorge in Europe. Then enjoy an al-fresco lunch served next to the river. There is also the option to take a short trek through the cool water between the walls of the gorge, or to have a fun session of rafting. This can be organized at the site.

The last stop will be at Patara Beach, the longest sandy beach in Europe. There you can swim in the crystal clear waters, relax on the sand, or explore the ancient ruins. The tour finishes at approximately 5:30 PM, with drop-off back at your hotel. 
  • Full-day sightseeing tour
  • Lunch
  • Expert tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Kalkan or Patara
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Additional activities at the gorge such as rafting, zip lining or bungee jumping

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Please remember to bring a hat and wear sunscreen
• Bring a spare change of clothes for Saklikent because you’ll get wet when walking through the canyon. There is changing room if you need one

From US$ 34.87 per person