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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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Large number of ruins in a small area

We walked from Patara city to the beach and along the way past a number of ruins. First we saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnllee
via mobile
Important archaeological site with some structures still standing

The bouleterion has been restored and is really impressive, as are the standing columns and shop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie M
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Patara city to the beach and along the way past a number of ruins. First we saw several kilns that produced pottery. Then the necropolis with a number of graves and granite coffins. There were several temples and baths. A Senate building,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bouleterion has been restored and is really impressive, as are the standing columns and shop doorways. There are lots of half hidden (and fully hidden) structures throughout the site without any evident paths leading to them, so be prepared to scout around if you...More

Thank Katie M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Although these ruins are a restoration site and is still ongoing, they are well worth visiting to see what a fantastic place it is. The Parliament Building which has been restored and possibly one of the first of its kind is very interesting as you...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Patara is small, but very nice and well done place. It's nice to can see all amphitheater in real size.

Thank Didone84
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visited here after the beach. Wish we'd had more time, as we really couldn't do it justice in the short time we had there. Great to see so much restoration going on, and look forward to a longer visit in future. The main street was...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Ok. It’s a renovation but a visit to a first Century BC parliament ( perhaps the first parliament building in the world) is worth it. And afterwards you can visit the sandy beach. Costs 15lr to drive down the road.

Thank Dom682014
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Patara ruins are truly amazing, and well worth a relaxed, lengthy visit. They are just a short drive from Kalkan, and walking distance from the lovely sandy Patara beach. This site has benefited from some government investment in terms of signs and restoration (as...More

Thank Joe_Cool_London
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The Patara ruins are very spread out and it is important to give yourself plenty of time to soak the whole site up. The most photographed is the monumental gate into the city, but there is a wealth of tombs, monuments to rich citizens and...More

Thank Riesenheim
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I loved wandering around the ruins no one bothered you some of them are still being dug out of the sand it was peaceful we walked it from the gates where you pay to go to the beach we sat in on a large stone...More

Thank sammyWathUponDearne
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I recommend everybody passing nearby visiting the place. But better do it early morning (6-8 AM) while temperature is not too high. In addition to baths and the theater, I also discovered excavations of an ancient lighthouse, destroyed by the tsunami. Then you can walk...More

Thank Alexey K
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PATARA OPENING TIMES Patara archaeological site is open from 9am-7pm April to October and from 8am-5pm November to March. Hope that helps
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