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Address: Merkez Gelemis (Patara), Kas, Patara, Turkey
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 12-mile long beach is also a National Park. Its proximity to the...
This 12-mile long beach is also a National Park. Its proximity to the ruins keeps hotels from developing in the area, making it great for uncrowded swimming as well as bird watching.
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Unspoilt wonderful beach

Very quiet ...... Unspoilt and very clean nestled in front of historic ruins and a wildlife sanctuary for turtles ....

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very quiet ...... Unspoilt and very clean nestled in front of historic ruins and a wildlife sanctuary for turtles ....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

patara is a nice beach .Very sandy and long.Not much shade. so wear a hat.A bit of a walk from carpark.Walk up a bit and you can find a quit spot.Overall a nice beach for a picnic.Take food and drink and enjoy.

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Patara is protected from too much commercialism. Your ticket to the beach includes all the ruins and reconstructions at Patara which was the birthplace of St Nicholas. The beach is absolutely magnificent. There are umbrellas, showers and toilets at one end of the beach for sun lovers and those who want a very relaxing time ( a bar and restaurant-... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the beach alongside several archaeological sites including the Patara site itself. The beach is 11 miles long so there is plenty of space for everyone! There is a café, sunbeds for hire at a reasonable price and free public toilets behind the café. There is a wooden walk way to the café. The beach is undeveloped and very quiet,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A massive sandy beach adjacent to the ancient ruins, where you can hire sun loungers and parasols for reasonable prices. There's a large thatched roofed café style restaurant, toilets and a place to buy snacks/ice creams/drinks, etc. If you don't mid joining hundreds of others lined up in long, neat rows of sunbeds, this is for you. Great for the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Most visitors to this beach stay at the end where the restaurant is! To make the most of the beach walk to the right side and there are miles of beautiful beach leading to the sand dunes.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been twice in six months in October and April and the sandy beach is great. Patara ruins are close too. This is a good day out for anyone. Cafe close by and you can hire beds and umbrellas.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a lovely, quiet beach in May. The sand is very hot, so you could do with jellies on to get to the water. The small restaurant has a selection of light lunch food on over, good and not expensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited quite a few beaches in the area and this one is so so. It does have a convenient restaurant and wait staff right on the beach, umbrellas and lounges are also affordable, but the scenery is limited, the sand is hot, and it's full of people. We visited a few others options with much better scenery and fewer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We spent a delightful afternoon here - highly recommended for a relaxed day by the beach with family. Kalakan wasn't too far away and we passed some ruins on the way and the taxi driver let us stop to explore!

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