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Dalyan, its history, its fauna and flora

When you decide to visit the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, Kaunos if there’s one place not to miss, it’s Dalyan, at the door of Lycia.
Dalyan’s story goes back to the tenth century BC and with a stroll through the ancient site of Kaunos (presented in a previous post) will suffice to discover its richness.
On the opposite bank to the houses, beautiful Lycian tombs carved into the rocks sheltered the last homes of the ancient kings of Lycia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kaunos, an ancient site to discover

In the Mediterranean Turkey, near the pretty town of Dalyan is the magnificent ancient site of Kaunos, a significant city in the past and is easily accessible on foot or by motor-boat.
Its existence dates back to the IX century BC but it was in 540 BC that this city is at the heart of the history of the region as part of an expedition led by the cleric Harpagos against Caria and Lycia, two important neighboring territories. Read the rest of this entry »

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