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Patara Ruins

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Address: Patara, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 242 871 6001
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Much of the city of Patara remains buried in sand, which has helped to...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 "Ruins" in fact many building clearly show their purpose. The Amphitheater is an excellent example,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 want to go to the beach, some of the main attractions (amphitheatre, assembly building and... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 read would help

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Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 - possibly at high season it is not the same experience.

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suffolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 done next

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 decent beach half a mile away.

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Thank Vince F
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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Thank Robbie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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