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Patara Ruins

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Address: Patara, Turkey
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+90 242 871 6001
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Much of the city of Patara remains buried in sand, which has helped to...

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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Walking through history

These ruins are spread over quite a distance (more noticeable in the summer heat), but it was amazing to walk through history. There were barely any other people there when we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

These ruins are spread over quite a distance (more noticeable in the summer heat), but it was amazing to walk through history. There were barely any other people there when we went. The entrance fee was cheap by UK standards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Rewarding walk around the ruins, and the main part - stadium, main street and theatre - are partially very well restored with good explanation boards. It could take 1 hour + to see just these parts or up to 3 to also see the parts further away like to lighthouse and granary store. Amazing to think how there was once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating set of ruins on the way down to the beach. Well worth spending a few hours wandering around them and reading the descriptions provided. Hardly anybody else around and you can watch as they are excavating. Brilliant photos to be had. Take plenty of water if going in the day as can be hot, phew.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is so much to see here and much of it is in the process of being restored. Both amphitheatres are amazing. We got some brilliant photos. Be sure to go later in the day when it has cooled down slightly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Pass down the road towards patara beach through a barrier where he asks if you want beach or ruins as well. We opted for ruins and a charge of 15tl each. There is some work going on rebuilding some of the artifacts and a good example of this is the lycian government building with it cavea which seat 1400. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

If you like ruins this place is amazing entrance fee 15ytl and gives you access to the stunning 17 km beach also Not really into it myself but nice to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The ruins are worth seeing with the amphitheatre just one of the outstanding sights. You require some time to see them all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Since there last time the Lycian "Senate" house has been rebuilt - still saw more tortoises ,lizards and snakes than people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Wonderful ruins that you can get up close and personal with - no health and safety 'keep of the grass' mentality here. Makes you feel a part of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you are prepared to do your own research on what you are seeing, this is a great way to miss the crowds and see amazing ruins. There were also a few small tour vans out of Antalya coming in, but with the extensive signs in English and Turkish, you can actually do fairly well on your own. Take the... More 

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