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Patara - like a Phoenix rising from the sands

The ruins are well worth a visit and are far more extensive than can be seen from the road down to... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2012
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Very cool

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the Patara Ruins. We walked through them on our way to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2012
Chicago, Illinois
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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 7 October 2012

The ruins are well worth a visit and are far more extensive than can be seen from the road down to the beach as the port area is hidden from view where the granaries, quay side and lighthouse are situated. Recent reconstruction gives an idea...More

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the Patara Ruins. We walked through them on our way to the Patara beach. The forum and amphitheatre, and old entrance street were most impressive. It only takes 30 minutes or so to walk through most...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

See the beautifully restored Parliament Building and the ancient theatre, streets. The shop is nice too. Before you go learn about the Muze Kart (museum card) of Turkish Ministry of Tourism

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Youngs_Modulus
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

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank nalonaras
Reviewed 23 September 2012

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

Date of experience: September 2012
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

Date of experience: August 2012
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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

Date of experience: August 2012
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.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank olaf_tr
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.

Date of experience: July 2012
Thank cma1986
Reviewed 8 July 2012

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

Date of experience: July 2012
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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