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“Parliament building is a must ”
Review of Patara Ruins

Patara Ruins
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Patara
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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 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
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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 compared to the neglected Xanthos), and is breathtaking in the late afternoon light. Allow plenty of time if you really want to take it all in. We'll be going back when we next return to Kalkan.

Thank Joe_Cool_London
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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 an extraordinary number of bathhouses. To put the tour into context, you are essentially walking around the site of an old harbour, now silted up and marshland.

It is well worth a long walk to the old granary warehouse, quite well preserved, and to the big lighthouse, most of which lies in stones surrounding its site.

The highlight for some people will be the theatre and adjoining parliament building, the Lycian League Assembly hall, reconstructed and rebuilt in tribute by the contemporary Turkish parliament. We were lucky to be there on the occasion of a free concert promoted by Antalya Council.

Thank Riesenheim
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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 watching tortoises wandering around you need to see it to get the atmosphere of the place we walked through it to the fantastic beach

Thank sammyWathUponDearne
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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 by the dunes to the beach.

Thank Alexey K
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