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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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This region has been the subject of many rulers, nations and peoples and there are so many layers... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
phil m
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Bath, United Kingdom
Impressive

Wandered around these ruins for a couple of hours. They are well maintained, if a little over... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
FrauSchmitt100
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Frankfurt, Germany
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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 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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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

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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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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We have yet to go when it's a cool day. Even in October it was a hot walk around. But well worth it. Good to see the lighthouse and climb up the bit of the tower that is there. Will be back to see what's...More

Thank Stlo01
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

First visited here around 1991 and it is amazing to realise how much the site has changed as more has been excavated. And the reconstruction of the Lycian League building is fascinating. Don't miss it. well worth a few hours and there is a half...More

Thank Vince F
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Idle amongst these ruins and amaze yoursellf how life must have been for the Ancients...Recent Excavations uncoverd more wonders...

Thank Robbie C
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

These ruins are spread over quite a distance (more noticeable in the summer heat), but it was amazing to walk through history. There were barely any other people there when we went. The entrance fee was cheap by UK standards.

Thank Teigr69
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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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