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Very interesting!

These ruins are right by Patara beach and you can pay just 15 lira each to visit both. We dd the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark K
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Great ruins that spread over a large area

If you like ruins, these are nice, quite wild, and spread over a very large area. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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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.
Patara, Turkey
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All reviewsparliament buildinginformation boardsformer glorythe main streetentry feeancient cityearly morningdown the roadentrance gatecouple of hourscold drinksarchaeological sitefantastic beachsandy beachlighthouselycianruins
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These ruins are right by Patara beach and you can pay just 15 lira each to visit both. We dd the ruins after the beach but I'd probably recommend doing it the other way round as it gets hot walking around the dusty ruins! Worth...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like ruins, these are nice, quite wild, and spread over a very large area. I enjoyed wandering through them

Thank Theruthi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place,luckly went early so not many people ,and not to hot,price for ruins and beach 15 lira each (roughly £2)well worth a visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

if you go dewp into details you will see that this city was the paris of east meditierenian sea durşng lykia age. keep looking at the destination and the mountains to understand that the city is settled in amperfect place.

Thank Sinan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very old ruins still exist until now very rich historical place in the Mediterranean Sea The best time to visit is before 10 or after 6 because it is very hot no shadow at all so when you want to go to patara beach pay...More

Thank lanasuliman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Access to the site is a mere 30 minutes from Kalkan and is easily reached. There is a small charge to access the site (less than £5 as of July 2018), on the right of the track you will see the Ancient Greek town of...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the very impressive places in this area to walk around. And the lighthouse is the most favorite place for me as I mentioned in title. It's located a bit hidden place, and you can have your own time to spend.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

My wife and two boys drove over from Kalkan this morning to have a day at Patara Beach Lovely day Having spent much of the day at the beach we headed back to the main road in the car and stopped off at the ruins...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I had an enjoyable time wandering around theses ruins near Patara. Some have been reconstructed. Plenty to keep you occupied for a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We only stumbled upon the ruins in Patara whilst on the way to the beach. It’s not something the locals boast about or advertise and I’ve no idea why. A large amount of ruins including an amphitheater that was buried underground for years. Fascinating ruins...More

Thank Tony C
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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