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Apollo's winter resort

An extensive and impressive archaeological site undergoing restoration and excavation. Having been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Metaldread
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Chawton
Active Restoration Site

Active restoration works under way in this ancient city. Assembly Hall has been reconstructed and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AndPancho
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 3 weeks ago

An extensive and impressive archaeological site undergoing restoration and excavation. Having been raised in nearby Letoon, Apollo took a shine to the seaside city and used it as his winter retreat. Then the Romans turned up and gentrified the place with a Triumphal Arch; huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Active restoration works under way in this ancient city. Assembly Hall has been reconstructed and is an impressive sight. The city surrendered to Alexander the Great in 333BC. Then it was at one time ruled by Ptolemy. It was the capital of the Roman Province...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndPancho
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We planned to go directly to the beach, instead we spent almost two hours discovering this impressive ancient ruins. What have been recovered and reconstructed by archaeologists till now is just a small part of the antique Patara. Would be interesting to come back in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ashevc
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit here very interesting slot to see..can walk slot..so enjoyed looking around this magnificent place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 195janer
Reviewed 18 September 2018

These ruins are right by Patara beach and you can pay just 15 lira each to visit both. We dd the ruins after the beach but I'd probably recommend doing it the other way round as it gets hot walking around the dusty ruins! Worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark K
Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you like ruins, these are nice, quite wild, and spread over a very large area. I enjoyed wandering through them

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Theruthi
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Loved this place,luckly went early so not many people ,and not to hot,price for ruins and beach 15 lira each (roughly £2)well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paula P
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

if you go dewp into details you will see that this city was the paris of east meditierenian sea durşng lykia age. keep looking at the destination and the mountains to understand that the city is settled in amperfect place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sinan E
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Very old ruins still exist until now very rich historical place in the Mediterranean Sea The best time to visit is before 10 or after 6 because it is very hot no shadow at all so when you want to go to patara beach pay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lanasuliman
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Access to the site is a mere 30 minutes from Kalkan and is easily reached. There is a small charge to access the site (less than £5 as of July 2018), on the right of the track you will see the Ancient Greek town of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Vacationer729233
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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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