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Private Daily Tlos Ancient City,Saklikent Canyon tour 

Private Daily Tlos Ancient City,Saklikent Canyon tour 

    

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Private Daily Tlos Ancient City,Saklikent Canyon tour 

Tlos Ancient City is one of the six principal cities of Lycia (and one of the most powerful),Tlos once bore the title under the Roman empire of ‘the very brilliant metropolis of the Lycian nation’.Tlos is one of the oldest and largest settlements of Lycia (known as ‘Tlawa’ in Lycian inscriptions) and was eventually inhabited by Ottoman Turks through the 19th century.There is evidence that This was a member of the Lycian Federation from the 2nd century BC.Two wealthy philanthropists,one of which was Opramoas of Rhodiapolis,were responsible for much of the building in the 2nd century AD.Inscriptions tell us that the citizens were divided into the names of three of them which are known Bellerophon,Iobates and Sarpedon,famous Lycian legendary heroes.

Tlos lies on the east side of the Xanthos valley,and is dominated by its acropolis.This rocky outcrop slopes up from a plateau with a charming village, but ends on the west, north and northeast in almost perpendicular cliffs.On its slope are several Lycian sarcophagi and many house and temple-type rock-cut tombs cut into the face of the hill.

The influence of many cultures upon Tlos has resulted in an interesting collage of structures.It is a romantic place with lush nature and most of the buildings are covered with vines.Yaka village co-exists with Tlos and the fields and pomegranate trees make for very picturesque scenery.Tlos is a popular destination for tours from the coastal cities.The whole area it is situated in is beautiful with many small villages.

Saklikent Canyon is around 50 kilometers distance from Fethiye and its 18 kilometers long and 300 meters deep one of the deepest canyons in the world.Large amounts of melting snow in the Taurus Mountains pass through the Saklikent Canyon and reach the Xanthos River.Approximately 4 kilometers of the canyon is suitable for walking.Special equipment and experience are required for further exploration.Sensible submersible shoes with grips are essential as the stones beneath the water can get quite slippery.When you walk over the bridge to the entrance, the first thing that strikes you is the huge,10 meters crevice in the rock.There is just one obstacle before you can walk through the canyon,and that is crossing the river.A narrow walkway suspended from the rock wall will take you into the gorge.

Once inside,you reach the Ulupinar springs where water bubbles up under great force from the base of the cliffs and you wade across the stream into the gorge proper to begin your walk.The fresh mountain water is notably cold so you should be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

The water is very shallow(normally above the knee)but may be deeper in other parts depending on the month you visit.The canyon walls create all sorts of shapes as you look ahead of you,and if you have a camera,you will find plenty of photo opportunities on the way through.After you have walked for around 40 minutes,you will come to a waterfall and if you want to go on further,you should prepare your special equipments and be ready to get wet.

When you have finished walking through the canyon,it is time to take a break.You can relax in a variety of places in the area near the river or in the wooded area,have a drink and buy souvenirs, local products,honey,soap,spices etc. from small shops operated by the local people.Saklikent is great fun for all the couples,families and groups and is a memorable experience.

Tour Details


Private Daily Tlos Ancient City & Saklikent Canyon tour is one of the most preferred tour by our guests who spend their holiday in Fethiye and prefer seeing different points of the beautiful Turkey.

In this daily tour, our guests will visit the magnificent Tlos ancient city and discovering the incredible natural beauties of the Saklikent Canyon. We are beginning our private tour by taking you from your accommodation with our private Mercedes-Benz vehicles at 08.30 in the morning. We are coming to the ancient city of Tlos at the unspoilt countryside of Fethiye at the end of our journey which will take approximately 1 hour according to the location of your accommodation.

After our english speaking driver gives you preliminary information about the region,we are walking around the ruins,visiting rock tombs,agora,gymnasium,theatre and Roman baths.After the information and photo break,we arrive at Yakapark(Yaka village) at the end of the journey which will take about 20-25 minutes Yakapark is a natural park which is under protection with huge trees and pools.In this nature wonder,you can see the trout farms,natural water pools and you can touch the fishes at the small pools.Here,if you can endure the cool water pool 60 seconds you can win a free beer,too.

After visiting the Tlos ancient city and Yakapark,we continue towards Saklikent Canyon which is our next and last stop.While passing among the villages you will see to the local village life and the children who wave hands to you.

At the end of our journey to Saklikent,we will go to the restaurant for introducing you with the delicious cuisine of the western Mediterranean.While you are taking your 12 various cold appetizers served on open buffet,upon your preference,chicken or fish with potato chips will be served.If you don’t enjoy fish and chicken,then you can order a vegetable dish and still have a fabulous meal in a relaxed atmosphere.

Then we start to visit Saklikent Canyon.You can walk into the canyon,enjoy the beauty and take amazing pictures on the wooden lodges inside the canyon.After visiting the canyon,we will come to the end of the tour program and starting our return journey back to Fethiye.


Please note that this private tour has been scheduled for the couples,families and small groups…

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Available days                                                                         Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Sunday

Departure time

08.30    

Return time

18.30         

Duration

Approx.10 hrs.                  

Includes

Transfers,travel insurances,open buffet lunch,non-alcoholic beverages and english speaking driver           

Excludes

Alcoholic beverages,entrance fees of Tlos ancient city and Saklikent canyon 

What you should take with you

Hat,sunglasses,camera (in a water proof bag) sun cream,towel,shorts,sea shoe,spare clothes and some cash for extra expenses                                                                      


Price (Per Group)

1-2 persons GBP(£)100 or EUR(€)125

3-4 persons GBP(£)115 or EUR(€)145

5-6 persons GBP(£)125 or EUR(€)155


In our all tours,you can remove the parts that are not suitable for your style and reshape the tour to your own tastes along with your wishes.If you prepare your own travel plan and let us know,we will be honored to give you the best service by doing the necessary work over your plan.     


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