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Ancient City of Kaunos

Ancient City of Kaunos

The ancient city of Kaunos in the south of Mugla, close to Dalyan Strait, is a striking historical value for the region. The origin of the historic settlement, which welcomes a large number of tourists each year, dates back nearly 3,000 years.

It is believed that it was an important port city before its current location, and that it lost its commercial importance as a result of being filled with soil over time. The ancient city of Kaunos, which has emerged on the historical stage as a city state, continued to exist in the Roman and Byzantine periods. In this aspect, it is seen to exist on a wide scale of history.

Archaeological excavations are still ongoing at certain times and efforts are made to reveal more details. On the other hand, Hellenistic theatre with 5 thousand people, walls, acropolis 150 meters high, stoa with gallery function, Roman bath, a restored fountain and some sculptural remains can be seen. In addition, a church built much later in the 5th century can be seen as part of the trip.

The ancient city offers pleasant views of nature and beaches. Tractors used in the region such as service, boats that take a stroll in the river can also be preferred in local transportation.

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