Rock Tombs

The west-bank cliffs, overlooking Dalyan river and the town itself, contain fourth century BC rock tombs, where the kings of  Kaunos are buried. The tombs are carved in to the sheer cliff face and are in the form of spectacular temples, symbolising the wealth and power of the ancient city of Kaunos. Access to the tombs themselves is prohibited, as the terrain is very dangerous, and possible damage /destruction of the tombs must be prevented. The tombs are best viewed from the road leading to Kaunos on the west bank of the river, or from Dalyan riverside, or as you pass by on boats travelling up and down the river.