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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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Stunning

There is a lot of work being carried out to return the ruins to their former glory. You are able to... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2012
JohnUM44
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Leicester, United Kingdom
historical

the ruins are still being put together, its like a giant jigsaw, absolutely fascinating, well worth... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2012
neece123
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manchester, england
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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 July 2012

There is a lot of work being carried out to return the ruins to their former glory. You are able to walk around them without any problems. Well worth a visit on the way to the beach

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Reviewed 30 June 2012

the ruins are still being put together, its like a giant jigsaw, absolutely fascinating, well worth a visit, but go in the evening as its very, very hot during the day

Thank neece123
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

I visited the Patara ruins and beach, along with the Saklikent Gorge and Xanthos ruin site, on a jeep safari day trip with Xanthos Tours from Kas. Patara, our last stop, was formerly the port of Xanthos, and is now a vast ruin site and...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

in 333 BC. During the Wars of the Diadochi, it was occupied in turn by Antigonus and Demetrius, before finally falling to the Ptolemies. Strabo informs us that Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt, who enlarged the city, gave it the name of Arsinoe (Arsinoë) after Arsinoe...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

The Ampitheatreare is outstaning, so perfectly restored and easy to reach. The acoustics are so that we could even hear a Bumble Bee buzzing around the centre. The mosaics are just outstanding, the colours and preservation cannot be described. The beach and Cafe can be...More

Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

The newly opened "refurbished" Parliament is wonderful

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Must admit went a good 6 years ago when free and you walked to beach and through ruins they were remarkable at that time also saw big lizards in the undergrowth and snakes the amphitheatre was awesome with all carvings on the wall but I...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

If you are going to be in Patara anyway, then by all means, go. However, Turkey has such awesome ruins in so many places and while these are ok, I didn't think they were fabulous. I made a special trip to go there and wished...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2012

If you want a good couple of hours exploring an historic site then go no further than Patara. They have been excavating for a couple of decades and restored the enormous Parliament building. The restoration of this Lycian League Parliament building has cost about 7.5...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2012

A large area of ruins - easy to stroll through and admire. Go on the way back from the beach as that way you avoid the historical tour groups.

Thank bandl w
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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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