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“History At Sight”
Review of Patara Ruins

Patara Ruins
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Patara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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
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"the main street"
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"information boards"
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"former glory"
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"early morning"
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"down the road"
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"entrance gate"
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"ancient city"
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"small entrance fee"
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"cold drinks"
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"archaeological site"
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"fantastic beach"
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"sandy beach"
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"lighthouse"
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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 close. There is a small fee at the beginning of the road which covers both the ruins and the beach.

Thank NotEasilyPleased10
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Some of the ruins have been wonderfully restored and give you a good feeling of what it must have been like all those years ago.

The small entrance fee is worth it.

Ongoing excavations are still been done and each year a little more is revealed.

Take the time to walk down the the ancient lighthouse.

Thank Roma108
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The entrance gate, the main road, the theater, its beautiful kept parliament, and so many other things... a jewel.

Thank maartenw2016
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Not to big as I expected, but well worth visiting. When entering the area on foot or by Dolmus, you have to pay the entrance fee for the ruins and for the beach.
There is a parking place and public toilets.
You can ask the driver to stop at ruins first , shortly before you get as far as to the beach. After sightseing the ruins you will walk the rest of the way to the beach, where Dolmus has the end station (for your way back to Gelemis).

Thank TomasF16
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