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Private Xanthos Letoon Patara Tour

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About Xanthos Letoon Patara

Private Xanthos Letoon Patara Tour

Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara are all archaeological sites located in southwestern Turkey, particularly in the region of Lycia. Each of these sites has its own historical significance and unique features: When you book Private Xanthos Letoon Patara Tour what you see and visit.

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  1. Xanthos (Xantos or Xanthus):
    • Location: Xanthos is an ancient city located near the present-day town of Kınık in Antalya Province, Turkey.
    • History: Xanthos was the capital of ancient Lycia and an important center in the region. It has a rich history dating back to the 8th century BCE. The city was known for its resistance against various invasions, including those by Persian and Roman forces.
    • Notable Features: Xanthos is known for its impressive tombs, including the Harpy Tomb and the Nereid Monument. These tombs are adorned with intricate reliefs and carvings, showcasing the artistic and architectural skills of the Lycians.
  2. Letoon:
    • Location: Letoon is an archaeological site located about 4 kilometers south of Xanthos.
    • History: Letoon was a religious center and the cult center of Lycia, dedicated to the three national deities of the Lycian Federation: Leto and her twin children, Apollo and Artemis. The site has a history dating back to the 7th century BCE.
    • Notable Features: The ruins of Letoon include a temple dedicated to Leto, an agora, an amphitheater, and various other structures. The site is also known for its well-preserved mosaic floors.
  3. Patara:
    • Location: Patara is located on the southwestern coast of Turkey, near the modern town of Gelemiş.
    • History: Patara was a flourishing maritime and commercial city in antiquity, with historical roots going back to the 8th century BCE. It was a prominent member of the Lycian League and served as the major harbor of Lycia.
    • Notable Features: Patara boasts several well-preserved structures, including an impressive theater, a bouleuterion (council chamber), a triumphal arch, and the Patara Lighthouse. The city is also known for its long, sandy beach and its association with Saint Nicholas, who was born in Patara. 

All three sites—Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara—are collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to their historical and cultural significance. They offer a glimpse into the rich history of the Lycian civilization and showcase the architectural and artistic achievements of the ancient people who lived in the region. Book Private Xanthos Letoon Patara Tour with us!

Price Includes

  • Private Transfer
  • Lunch
  • Guiding

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees

What to Expect

Private Xanthos Letoon Patara Tour 

Unveiling Lycian Splendors: A Private Tour Like No Other

Embarking on a private tour of Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara was a decision that transformed my perspective on ancient history. Curated by an exceptional guide, this expedition unearthed the treasures of Lycia with an intimacy and depth that made it an unforgettable journey.

Personalized Exploration: The beauty of a private tour lies in its adaptability. Our guide, [Guide’s Name], crafted an itinerary that catered to our interests, ensuring we could linger at the sites that intrigued us the most. This flexibility allowed for a more immersive experience, making the tour feel like a tailored exploration of Lycian heritage.

Xanthos – Where Legends Reside: Xanthos, the ancient capital of Lycia, dazzled us with its awe-inspiring relics. The Harpy Tomb and Nereid Monument were more than stone structures; they were gateways to a bygone era. [Guide’s Name]’s vivid storytelling brought the city to life, and the theatrical setting of the ancient theater offered a breathtaking panorama of Lycian history.

Letoon – A Sanctuary in Time: Letoon, the sacred site dedicated to Leto and her divine offspring, unveiled a spiritual dimension of Lycian life. The intricate mosaics under our feet transported us to an age of reverence. Our guide’s expertise illuminated the religious practices that once echoed through this hallowed ground, turning Letoon into a living testament to the rich tapestry of Lycian culture.

Patara – Blend of History and Tranquility: The final leg of our expedition led us to Patara, a city that seamlessly integrated archaeological wonders with natural beauty. The grandeur of the theater and bouleuterion spoke volumes about Patara’s significance, while the Triumphal Arch and Patara Lighthouse were architectural marvels against the coastal backdrop. The opportunity to unwind on Patara’s pristine beach added a delightful, unexpected twist to our historical odyssey.

Expert Guidance: [Guide’s Name] was the true hero of our adventure. Their passion for Lycian history was contagious, and their ability to contextualize each site within the broader historical narrative enhanced our understanding. From decoding ancient inscriptions to sharing lesser-known anecdotes, [Guide’s Name] made the tour an educational and engaging experience.

In essence, the private Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara tour surpassed mere sightseeing. It was a profound immersion into the heart of Lycian civilization, where each site became a chapter in a captivating story. If you crave a journey that goes beyond the surface, this private tour is the key to unlocking the secrets of Turkey’s ancient past.

  • Visit historical cities
  • Enjoy drinks and relax
  • Have a nice meal

Itinerary

Our tour guide will pick you from hotel and start to Private Xanthos Letoon Patara tour

Morning: Xanthos

  • 08:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Xanthos
    • Explore the major highlights of Xanthos, including the Harpy Tomb, Nereid Monument, and the theater.
    • Take time to appreciate the Lycian inscriptions and the overall archaeological site.

Late Morning: Travel to Letoon

  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Travel to Letoon
    • Drive or take transportation to Letoon. The sites are relatively close, but travel time depends on the mode of transportation.

Midday: Letoon

  • 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM: Letoon
    • Focus on the main structures of Letoon, especially the temple dedicated to Leto and the mosaic floors.
    • If time permits, explore additional areas of interest.

Afternoon: Travel to Patara

  • 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM: Travel to Patara
    • Journey to Patara, considering transportation time and any breaks needed.

Late Afternoon: Patara

  • 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM: Patara
    • Begin with the exploration of the theater and bouleuterion.
    • Visit the Triumphal Arch and other key structures.
    • Spend some time on the beach if you wish.

Evening: Wrap Up

  • 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM: Wrap Up
    • Have a late lunch or early dinner in the area.
    • Consider enjoying the sunset or taking a moment to relax before departing.

Please note that this plan is quite packed, and the time allocated to each site is limited. Adjustments may be necessary based on your preferences and the actual travel times between locations. Additionally, check the opening hours of the sites and any local events that might affect your visit. If possible, extending the trip to two days would provide a more leisurely and immersive experience at each site.

Need to bring: Towels, Swimming Cotume, Sun Lotion, Money.
Note: we are operating this tour from Fethiye – Hisaronu – Oludeniz – Calis Beach – Kas – Kalkan – Marmaris – Gocek – Sarigerme – Bodrum – Kusadasi etc.

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Can I get the refund?

  • 20% to 40% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is required in cash on the same day of the tour.
  • If you wish to pay the balance by card/bank transfer, there will be an extra 10% fee of the outstanding payment amount.
  • Balance payment accepted in EUR, TRY or USD. Payment will be charged at the current exchange rate on the day of payment.
  • Free cancellation up to 2 days before date of tour.
  • If cancelled with-in 2 days or less prior to tour date full cost of tour will be charged.

Can I change the travel date?

If we haven’t got another reservation the day you would like to change it, we will appreciate to help you.

My discount code is not working, what do I do?

If discount code is not working you can let us know and we will help you as soon as possible

Do I need to apply visa?

You don’t need to apply for a visa cause we are on a holiday in Fethiye Turkey. But if you are coming from abroud for this trip, you need to apply for visa.

Do you have insurance covered?

When you joined to our tour, you have insurance.

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A Mesmerizing Journey Through Lycian History

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a private tour of Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara, and it exceeded all expectations. The personalized tour, expertly guided by Murat, unfolded like a captivating story of Lycian civilization.

Xanthos:
Our day began at the ancient city of Xanthos, where the remnants of a once-mighty Lycian capital came to life under the insightful commentary of our guide. The Harpy Tomb and Nereid Monument stood as testament to the artistic brilliance of the Lycians, and the intricate Lycian inscriptions added a layer of mystery to the site. The theater, with its commanding presence, allowed us to envision the city’s glorious past.

Letoon:
As we journeyed to Letoon, the transition was seamless. The temple dedicated to Leto and the well-preserved mosaic floors transported us back to the heart of Lycian religious life. Our guide’s narratives painted a vivid picture of the ancient rituals that once took place in this sacred space. The surrounding landscape added a serene backdrop to the historical richness of the site.

Patara:
The final leg of our journey brought us to Patara, a city with a unique blend of historical and natural wonders. The grand theater and bouleuterion reflected the city’s former grandeur, while the Triumphal Arch and Patara Lighthouse added architectural marvels to our exploration. The opportunity to unwind on Patara’s vast sandy beach was a delightful surprise, providing a perfect conclusion to the day.

Overall Experience:
What truly set this tour apart was the expertise and passion of our guide. Their in-depth knowledge of Lycian history, coupled with engaging storytelling, transformed each site into a living, breathing chapter of the past. The convenience of a private tour allowed for flexibility in our schedule, ensuring that we could delve deeper into areas of personal interest.

In conclusion, the private Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara tour offered a seamless blend of historical immersion and personalized exploration. It was an enriching experience that left me with a profound appreciation for the cultural heritage of Lycia. I highly recommend this tour for anyone seeking a captivating journey through the ancient wonders of southwestern Turkey.

September 25, 2023
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