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Spectacular buildings and an interesting history of the Lycian League.

Patara was the main port of Western Lycia. It has some spectacular restored buildings. The main... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Archaeobuff
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Requires a lot of time to take it in

Fantastically preserved UNESCO spot. Great expanse of land you can take you car in and just roam... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Nabeela H
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4 Aug 2018
“Spectacular buildings and an interesting history of the Lycian League.”
6 May 2018
“Requires a lot of time to take it in”
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Patara was the main port of Western Lycia. It has some spectacular restored buildings. The main building is the restored Assembly Hall of he Lycian League. A guide is really need to appreciate the significance of this site but the signage in English is excellent...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Fantastically preserved UNESCO spot. Great expanse of land you can take you car in and just roam the place. Magical to think about what life had been..

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nabeela H
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Patara is beach is a long sandy beach. It can be crowded in the afternoon and sea is better in the morning. Nothing very special (it is not very possible to see any caretta caretta if you are not really lucky) If you want to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank busratrip
Reviewed 15 August 2017

What we loved was the temperature of the sea and how the depth of the water changes because of the sand - lovely. The beach is massive which makes it easy to find a spot away from the crowd (if you are willing to forego...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Anjanarb
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Came here by taxi for the day, great local beach with fantastic restaurant, and cheap sunbeds and parasols for rent. Great to visit this lovely beach for nice walks and as a change from the pebble/rocky beaches in the area.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nigelhoppy
Reviewed 24 June 2017

If you want to see a beautiful kept antique city, with theater and most of all, with a beautiful 'parliament', then go! Check also the 'main road', the gate and much more

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Beach is not far from ruins, so most people can get there after sightseing. It could be quite windy with some waves. Restaurant and showers nearby. Dolmus transport next to the beach. Closed in the night due to turtles hatching.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TomasF16
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We visited out of season so the beach was devoid of sunworshippers. However it is so long, I am sure it is unlikely to get too overcrowded. The beach is home to nesting Loggerhead turtles so it is protected and you have to hire a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Heather D
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This archaeological site is situated on the way to the Patara beach (the best one on the Turkish Riviera, if I might add) and it seems to lack proper care or info. However, that's part of its charm, as you can explore it for hours...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank omnielle
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