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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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Ancient history at it's best...

Access to the site is a mere 30 minutes from Kalkan and is easily reached. There is a small charge... read more

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Adam R
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Ascot, United Kingdom
The oldest lighthouse that is still existing in the world.

This is one of the very impressive places in this area to walk around. And the lighthouse is the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
freebird0066
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Gocek, Turkey
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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 today

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the very impressive places in this area to walk around. And the lighthouse is the most favorite place for me as I mentioned in title. It's located a bit hidden place, and you can have your own time to spend.

Thank freebird0066
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and two boys drove over from Kalkan this morning to have a day at Patara Beach Lovely day Having spent much of the day at the beach we headed back to the main road in the car and stopped off at the ruins...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an enjoyable time wandering around theses ruins near Patara. Some have been reconstructed. Plenty to keep you occupied for a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stumbled upon the ruins in Patara whilst on the way to the beach. It’s not something the locals boast about or advertise and I’ve no idea why. A large amount of ruins including an amphitheater that was buried underground for years. Fascinating ruins...More

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just 20 minutes from Kalkan lies the ruins of Patara. Greek & Roman history to soak up with the fabulous efforts of Turkish excavation started in the 1980s. Give yourself a good couple hours here before heading to the famous 16km beach another 100 yards...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We walked from Patara city to the beach and along the way past a number of ruins. First we saw several kilns that produced pottery. Then the necropolis with a number of graves and granite coffins. There were several temples and baths. A Senate building,...More

Thank johnllee
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The bouleterion has been restored and is really impressive, as are the standing columns and shop doorways. There are lots of half hidden (and fully hidden) structures throughout the site without any evident paths leading to them, so be prepared to scout around if you...More

Thank Katie M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Although these ruins are a restoration site and is still ongoing, they are well worth visiting to see what a fantastic place it is. The Parliament Building which has been restored and possibly one of the first of its kind is very interesting as you...More

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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
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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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