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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 6001
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Atmospheric and interesting

Very atmospheric and interesting ruins. When we were there, we were the only visitors. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyable few hours

Interesting place to visit. It is very hot so take water as you'll need it. There is a little shop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 6001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very atmospheric and interesting ruins. When we were there, we were the only visitors. It was lovely just wondering freely around, reading at leisure the information boards and just soaking up the atmosphere. Beautiful. Combine it with a visit to the beach which is very...More

Thank NotEasilyPleased10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. It is very hot so take water as you'll need it. There is a little shop on the way in although I'm not sure what kind of stuff it sold. The ruins are good to look around but they are very...More

Thank Jollyshippers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the ruins have been wonderfully restored and give you a good feeling of what it must have been like all those years ago. The small entrance fee is worth it. Ongoing excavations are still been done and each year a little more is...More

Thank Roma108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance gate, the main road, the theater, its beautiful kept parliament, and so many other things... a jewel.

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Not to big as I expected, but well worth visiting. When entering the area on foot or by Dolmus, you have to pay the entrance fee for the ruins and for the beach. There is a parking place and public toilets. You can ask the...More

Thank TomasF16
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The ruins are beautifully maintained and Patara was once a maritime port so the Lycian history is worth looking into.

Thank Wongy2848
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I first visited Patara in 2007, and much has changed since. The bouleterion has been restored, and there is good signage around the site. The shops on the west side of the main street have been excavated and are open to view. I understand that...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Less advertised and well known than its big cousins Xanthos and Letoon it out shone both of them. Great visit, great work done to rebuild and recreate the original city

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach, uncrowded, clean and peaceful. Good supply of sun loungers and umbrellas. Gorgeous sandy beach and good swimming. Sand dunes worth the climb to see the view. Great little beach cafe and good toilet and shower facilities. The little man selling fresh cooked corn...More

Thank Puddin68199
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This region has been the subject of many rulers, nations and peoples and there are so many layers visible here in Patara and the wealth of other ancient cities along this coast. It is worth reading up on this before you arrive. Although described as...More

Thank phil m
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