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Patara Ruins

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Address: Patara, Turkey
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+90 242 871 6001

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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3000 year old archaeological site. Well worth a visit.

Birthplace of Father Christmas. Much work had been done already to illustrate what the town of Patara would have looked like. I was captivated by the site and its history.

Reviewed 30 September 2015
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Birthplace of Father Christmas. Much work had been done already to illustrate what the town of Patara would have looked like. I was captivated by the site and its history.

Thank canalcreeper
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

fantastic experience to visit old ruins being gradually re built have seen improvement over the last six years of visiting

Thank johnpI40qt
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It was 17TL each to Patara ruins on the dolmus from Kas bus station. Scenic ride along the coast! When the bus gets to a barrier and ticket office, you get off and pay 5TL each to enter the historic site. You need flat shoes, water and Deet spray. I was bitten a dozen times on my legs on the... More 

Thank JanetBlair
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

There is a market place and Government buildings. The government buildings have been restored as much as possible. This is all ongoing archaeological work

Thank Ikklechick
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Incredible, and more being uncovered every year. An amazing insight not the powerful Lycian empire. Swallows at dusk over theatre ruins, bats at night. perfect.

Thank MrsTwit
Cleobury Mortimer, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Extensive ruins on the way to the beach, impressive amphitheatre and the flooded roman road with columns was beautiful

Thank Dave P
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

I loved these ancient ruins after a visit to the beach. We went around 6ish when it had cooled down. The ruins were really spectacular and there appeared to be further ruins being prepared for the future

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

We decided to get the Dolmus (very cheap - £3 return for two of us) early from Kalkan to Patara so that we could see the ruins. Definitely arrive early as it does get very hot and then you don't necessarily always enjoy/take in the ruins as well. The ruins cover a large area that we unfortunately did not get... More 

Thank BOB8II
Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Nicely preserved ruins. Best to visit just before sunset to benefit from its beautiful colors. End your visit by watching the sunset from the hill (near the cistern)

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

From the gate entrance to the beach took us forever and a day to walk. It was amazing but too much to see. After this route u might not want to see ruins ever again ! If u love ruins u will enjoy this. Patara was our favourite town in Turkey

Thank BarnabiEnslin

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