Product ID: 197809

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.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Turkish, English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from any estimated location, villa or hotel in Kalkan or Patara.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Expore the ancient land of Lycia
  • Discover the city of Xanthos and learn it's fascinating history from an expert tour guide
  • Walk through Europe's third biggest canyon, the magnificent Saklıkent
  • 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 sites. You will be picked up from your hotel in either Kalkan or Pataraat at 9.00 AM. The bus will take you to the stunning city of Xanthos where your professional guide will tell the story of the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Xanthos has many well-preserved ruins and monumental tombs, all among a scenic backdrop. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the history and craftsmanship of the famous Turkish carpets at a manufacturer. 

Your next stop will be to see the magnificent Saklıkent, the second-longest longest gorge in Europe followed by 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 or to have a fun session of rafting. This can be organized at the gorge.

The last stop will be at Patara beach, which is the longest sandy beach in Europe. There, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters, relax or explore the ancient ruins. The tour finishes at approximately 5.30 PM where you will be dropped back at your hotel. 
  • 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

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please remember to bring a hat and wear sunscreen.
• Bring a spare change of clothes for Saklıkent because you'll get wet when walking through the canyon. There is changing room if you need one.