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patara ancient city - archaeological site

tou could wander around the site and try to imagine what it might have been like, no need to go... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2012
Patara ruins

Wonderful, fascinating, beautiful. Could have done with bit more information but magical setting... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2012
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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 24 September 2012

tou could wander around the site and try to imagine what it might have been like, no need to go round in groups and be talked at by a guide also the progress made since we last visited

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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Wonderful, fascinating, beautiful. Could have done with bit more information but magical setting, especially in early evening light.

Thank chanleyLondon
Reviewed 31 August 2012

the skills and imagination of ancient romans laid before you. Even 2000 year old graffiti plus the necropolis for a few lira - well worth the trip. with the added attraction of a 10 mile beach and the warm Mediterranean to follow the visit -...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Patara was the capital of Lycian league and the site today really fits the bill. You can see the theatre, parliament building, but the nicest part is the main columnated street. The archaeologist are still working on the place and the most amazing thing for...More

Thank Krpr
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Probably the best looking lycian ruins. Patara is really well renovated. To my mind if you are a not an archeology freek you will enjoy Patara more than others. Proximity of the great Patara beach is also a big advantage.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Huge site, we spent over 2hrs here and didn't see everything. It is still being retored and excavated, a bit over zelously in my opinion - but it is very impressive and beautiful.

Thank cma1986
Reviewed 8 July 2012

amazing place to visit if not to hot...new carpark nearly finished

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Reviewed 3 July 2012

There is a lot of work being carried out to return the ruins to their former glory. You are able to walk around them without any problems. Well worth a visit on the way to the beach

Thank JohnUM44
Reviewed 30 June 2012

the ruins are still being put together, its like a giant jigsaw, absolutely fascinating, well worth a visit, but go in the evening as its very, very hot during the day

Thank neece123
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I visited the Patara ruins and beach, along with the Saklikent Gorge and Xanthos ruin site, on a jeep safari day trip with Xanthos Tours from Kas. Patara, our last stop, was formerly the port of Xanthos, and is now a vast ruin site and...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