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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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Small but nice

Patara is small, but very nice and well done place. It's nice to can see all amphitheater in real... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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Amazing Ruins

Visited here after the beach. Wish we'd had more time, as we really couldn't do it justice in the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Fremont, California
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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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Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Patara is small, but very nice and well done place. It's nice to can see all amphitheater in real size.

Thank Didone84
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visited here after the beach. Wish we'd had more time, as we really couldn't do it justice in the short time we had there. Great to see so much restoration going on, and look forward to a longer visit in future. The main street was...More

Thank Blubuggal
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Ok. It’s a renovation but a visit to a first Century BC parliament ( perhaps the first parliament building in the world) is worth it. And afterwards you can visit the sandy beach. Costs 15lr to drive down the road.

Thank Dom682014
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Patara ruins are truly amazing, and well worth a relaxed, lengthy visit. They are just a short drive from Kalkan, and walking distance from the lovely sandy Patara beach. This site has benefited from some government investment in terms of signs and restoration (as...More

Thank Joe_Cool_London
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The Patara ruins are very spread out and it is important to give yourself plenty of time to soak the whole site up. The most photographed is the monumental gate into the city, but there is a wealth of tombs, monuments to rich citizens and...More

Thank Riesenheim
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I loved wandering around the ruins no one bothered you some of them are still being dug out of the sand it was peaceful we walked it from the gates where you pay to go to the beach we sat in on a large stone...More

Thank sammyWathUponDearne
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I recommend everybody passing nearby visiting the place. But better do it early morning (6-8 AM) while temperature is not too high. In addition to baths and the theater, I also discovered excavations of an ancient lighthouse, destroyed by the tsunami. Then you can walk...More

Thank Alexey K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Patara ruins are truly stunning, the work that has been done to recreate their former glory conjures up that wonderful feeling of being able to see what a place was like originally, hundreds of years ago.

Thank Specialb36
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Greta historical ruins, well in tact. Spectacular views of the artefacts. Not a bunch of stones. It gives you the feeling that you were in that ancient city ones.

Thank Cüneyt K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very atmospheric and interesting ruins. When we were there, we were the only visitors. It was lovely just wondering freely around, reading at leisure the information boards and just soaking up the atmosphere. Beautiful. Combine it with a visit to the beach which is very...More

Thank NotEasilyPleased10
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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