Patara Amphitheatre
Patara Amphitheatre
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One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is partially buried in sand. The building was constructed in 147 A.D. and thought to be dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pius.
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Departure811861
Germany860 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Standing in the middle of Patara amphitheater one can hardly believe that it was still filled up with sand, waste and dead plants some 20 years ago. So it is the merit of archaeologists that we can visit this site today. The construction of the theatre was begun in the 3rd century BC, but it was carried on into the 3rd century AD. Emperor Hadrianus had the theatre enlarged so that 15000 people could sit in it. Unfortunately I was not able to climb up to the highest rank of the theatre, but the view must be phantastic. Apart from the stage there was a stage building and possibly a portico with columns. There were statues and marble decorations in honor of the gods, and perhaps even a Dionysus temple. During your visit you should always be prepared for an encounter of the third kind: sheep hopped onto the stage building to graze there.
Written 1 September 2021
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Laughingbear
Wigan, UK791 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
A short distance e from Patara beach, these impressive ruins boast 2 ancient amphitheatre that are well worth a look at. One is maintained with some modern construction while the other seems to be more as time as left it. Both are impressive.
Written 14 August 2019
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jim m
Holymoorside, UK1,112 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
set amongst the ruins there are two amphitheatres - one much more restored than the other. strongly recommend a visit.
Written 28 May 2019
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annsy2016
Chester, UK68 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We arrive in Kas and a local people told us about the amphitheatre so we went.

When we were there we had a great view in front of us. We paid to get to a couple of ruins on our holiday but his place was free! After climbing up the top, the view was stunning, the blue sea shimmering under the sea, you can see the town centre to the left and sea right under and ahead. It was absolutely beautiful and great spot for photos.

I felt like sitting on the steps for hours just to fully embrace the view ... Definitely a great place to visit and it's only a short walk away from the town centre.
Written 27 April 2019
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AndPancho
Brisbane, Australia1,457 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Just one of the buildings taht can be explored at the ancient city of Patara.
Plenty of parking on site.
Not much shade on site.
Wold recommend the entire site visit be combined with a visit to the adjacent beach.
Written 18 November 2018
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Jonathan Morris
4 contributions
Oct 2018
Ooo mu god havent been here you all must worlds first lighthouse worlds first road map and signs
I felt more like I was on another planet
Thank you all who advised me to see this beautiful place
Written 7 November 2018
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Adam R
Ascot, UK34 contributions
Jul 2018
Access to the site is a mere 30 minutes from Kalkan and is easily reached. There is a small charge to access the site (less than £5 as of July 2018), on the right of the track you will see the Ancient Greek town of Patara. While not as extensive as the ruins of Xanthos this is one not to miss. The Theatre is easily accessed via a short walk from the car park. One not to miss if you have had enough of beaches...
Written 21 August 2018
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Spieler
San Francisco, CA33 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Spectacular night in a spectacular environment accompanied with the pianist Alev Turkan Ozcan who is lecturer at Akdeniz University Fine Arts Academy and Italian tenor Livio Angelisanti. It was an unforgettable experience the laying down on the ancient stones and watching the meteor shower on 12 of August.
Written 19 August 2018
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Nicki B
Norwich, UK245 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The site itself is vast but unfortunately not much has been excavated or accessible to the public. The oldest amphitheater was further sadly destroyed by an earthquake in recent years. Excavations are ongoing but sadly not at any great pace and I don’t think they will ever fully uncover everything that is there. The Main Street is well preserved and accessible but our guide didn’t take us there or explain any of the history so we quickly dashed down ourselves to get a quick photo. Sadly the site is overshadowed by the famous 18km patara beach so everyone just passes by without stopping off.
Written 19 August 2018
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK4,695 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
My family and I loved Patara - both the beach and the ruins

The ampitheatre is perhaps the highlight of the ruins (although the main street with its pillar and the restored forum is equally impressive

the Ampitheatre though is amazingly intact and you can sit there and imagine it being full with 6000 people almost 200 years ago

Well worth the entrance fee if youre going to the beach
Written 11 August 2018
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