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I loved wandering around the ruins no one bothered you some of them are still being dug out of the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
wath upon dearne
Fantastic experience

I recommend everybody passing nearby visiting the place. But better do it early morning (6-8 AM... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Alexey K
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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 reviews parliament building large area information boards former glory the main street entry fee ancient city early morning down the road entrance gate couple of hours cold drinks archaeological site fantastic beach sandy beach lighthouse lycian
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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

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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
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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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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

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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