Posts tagged: Caunus

Where are those cliffs I have heard about with temples carved into the face of the rock, and how do you get there?

Those cliffs, as you call them, are the precipitous side of a mountain in the Dalyan River valley that can best be reached from a gulet cruise on our luxurious M/S ‘Odysseus’. It is necessary to take a riverboat to get up close because there is a sand bar at the mouth of the Dalyan […]

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The ancient city of Caunus on the Dalyan River. Who built it and why?

Caunus is one of the favourite ancient sites which we visit on our luxury gulet cruises in Southern Turkey. It is very impressively sited with its acropolis (high city) on top of a large and prominent rock. It can only easily be reached by cruising in a riverboat up the shallow Dalyan River from a […]

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Caunus visiting notes

Odysseus Cruising – Caunus visiting notes Caunus can be visited as part of our itineraries as an optional excursion. One of the most interesting sites on the Turkish coast, with beautiful views, it was once famous as Mausolus’s easternmost stronghold and for its safe harbour in Greek, Roman and Early Christian times. How to get […]

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Where is the Dalyan River?

The Dalyan River runs through one of the most impressive river valleys on the coast. When the sea level rose, perhaps in the 6th century AD, it caused the river to run more slowly and deposit silt and sand which blocked the harbour of the city of Caunus. The city slowly died like Ephesus, Miletus, […]

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THE BLUE CRUISE – Bodrum to Lydae

Odysseus Cruising – Visiting Notes BODRUM (ANCIENT HALICARNASSUS) CNIDUS LORYMA CAUNUS THE DALYAN RIVER LYDAE The route of ‘The Blue Cruise’ runs along the coast with a great variety of scenery from the red lands, covered with pale green pine trees, to the noble limestone cliffs and mountains toward the western end.  It is in […]

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THE BLUE CRUISE – Lydae to Bodrum

Odysseus Cruising – Visiting Notes LYDAE THE DALYAN RIVER CAUNUS LORYMA CNIDUS AND BODRUM (ANCIENT HALICARNASSUS) You can hire our luxury gulet MS Odysseus by private charter to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime – sailing the Blue Cruise. The route of ‘The Blue Cruise’ runs along the coast with a great variety of scenery […]

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Innovative design for an Early Christian Church – Caunus, Turkey

In the ancient city of Caunus, on the Dalyan River, there are ruins, standing quite high, of an exquisite new and beautiful design of an early Byzantine church. It had a dome on pendentives with an intimate atmosphere flooded inside with light. It was truly innovative as all the churches up to then in the […]

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