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Patara Ruins

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Address: Patara, Turkey
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+90 242 871 6001
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Much of the city of Patara remains buried in sand, which has helped to...

Much of the city of Patara remains buried in sand, which has helped to preserve many of the ruins. Of particular interest are the Amphitheatre, Necropolis and the monumental gate or Arch of Triumph.

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First visited here around 1991 and it is amazing to realise how much the site has changed as more has been excavated. And the reconstruction of the Lycian League building is... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

First visited here around 1991 and it is amazing to realise how much the site has changed as more has been excavated. And the reconstruction of the Lycian League building is fascinating. Don't miss it. well worth a few hours and there is a half decent beach half a mile away.

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Thank Vince F
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Idle amongst these ruins and amaze yoursellf how life must have been for the Ancients...Recent Excavations uncoverd more wonders...

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Thank Robbie C
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

These ruins are spread over quite a distance (more noticeable in the summer heat), but it was amazing to walk through history. There were barely any other people there when we went. The entrance fee was cheap by UK standards.

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Thank Teigr69
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Rewarding walk around the ruins, and the main part - stadium, main street and theatre - are partially very well restored with good explanation boards. It could take 1 hour + to see just these parts or up to 3 to also see the parts further away like to lighthouse and granary store. Amazing to think how there was once... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating set of ruins on the way down to the beach. Well worth spending a few hours wandering around them and reading the descriptions provided. Hardly anybody else around and you can watch as they are excavating. Brilliant photos to be had. Take plenty of water if going in the day as can be hot, phew.

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Thank Keith C
Caterham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is so much to see here and much of it is in the process of being restored. Both amphitheatres are amazing. We got some brilliant photos. Be sure to go later in the day when it has cooled down slightly.

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Pass down the road towards patara beach through a barrier where he asks if you want beach or ruins as well. We opted for ruins and a charge of 15tl each. There is some work going on rebuilding some of the artifacts and a good example of this is the lycian government building with it cavea which seat 1400. We... More 

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Somerset,UK
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

If you like ruins this place is amazing entrance fee 15ytl and gives you access to the stunning 17 km beach also Not really into it myself but nice to visit

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The ruins are worth seeing with the amphitheatre just one of the outstanding sights. You require some time to see them all.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Since there last time the Lycian "Senate" house has been rebuilt - still saw more tortoises ,lizards and snakes than people

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