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Parliament building is a must

Ok. It’s a renovation but a visit to a first Century BC parliament ( perhaps the first parliament... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Incredible site!

The Patara ruins are truly amazing, and well worth a relaxed, lengthy visit. They are just a short... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews parliament building large area information boards nearby beach the main street oldest lighthouse former glory entry fee ancient city down the road assembly hall couple of hours early morning archaeological site cold drinks fantastic beach sandy beach
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dom682014
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joe_Cool_London
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Riesenheim
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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank sammyWathUponDearne
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 609alexeyk
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Patara ruins are truly stunning, the work that has been done to recreate their former glory conjures up that wonderful feeling of being able to see what a place was like originally, hundreds of years ago.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Specialb36
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Greta historical ruins, well in tact. Spectacular views of the artefacts. Not a bunch of stones. It gives you the feeling that you were in that ancient city ones.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank NotEasilyPleased10
Reviewed 1 July 2017 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Roma108
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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