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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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A must see!

The ruins are beautifully maintained and Patara was once a maritime port so the Lycian history is... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Wongy2848
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Lovely ruins to wander on the way to the beach

I first visited Patara in 2007, and much has changed since. The bouleterion has been restored, and... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Rod F
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Royal Wootton Bassett, 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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wandered around these ruins for a couple of hours. They are well maintained, if a little over restored in places. Liked being able to wander around freely. Definitely worth a visit when doing the beach at the same time.

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a brilliant day out: explore the beautifully restored ancient ruins and then a 10 minute walk to the nearby beach to cool off with a swim and a cold drink at the restaurant. Even if you're only mildly interested in the ruins and mainly...More

Thank cheeryble
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

worth a visit . A scrabble if you want . Not presented in an english way but fascinating and surprising how many buildings there are but no indication of the overall historical layout . A street map of the whole area that was easy to...More

Thank mikerider2016
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went to the beach for the day and spent a couple of hours early wandering about these ruins. They are fabulous and are well worth leaving the beach for. Saying that we were out of season so it was deserted and made it lovely...More

Thank SurreyTravel_Bug
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wonderful ruins and very atmospheric. Well worth a visit for at least a few hours. Great for a cooler day.

Thank pinkferret
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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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