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Patara Beach

Merkez Gelemis (Patara), Kas, Patara, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Patara
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Hire a car hire in Olu Deniz (one and a half hours driving) and you will end up at barrier in front of the ruins at Patara. After a short five minute... more »
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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely beach, really long so if you want to find a quiet spot its really easy to do so. The beach is a Turtle breeding location so watch out you might spot some Turtles!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Brilliant beach. Long sandy - umbrellas for hire and restaurant, showers etc. Lycian remains well worth the visit too. Wonderful day.. culture first - beach after!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely day at the beach. Beg of June the season had not started and most of the sun beds were empty. Later it will probably be horribly crowded and noisy but then it was perfect. Clean toilets and changing rooms. Only one shop but it has everything one could need (cold drinks and snacks).

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Breda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Being a protected turtle nesting beach this feels like a pretty special place. The sand was ferociously hot on the day we were there but the water was beautifully cool although not as clear as the other beaches we visited. For any lovers of history you must visit the ruins on the way out, just jawdropping - you can walk... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A beautifil beach but packed in the area near the cafe where the sun beds are. If you're self sufficient and don't need any beds,shades, etc, then you can very easily find a deserted area and enjoy the lovely beach. You can mix it up with a bit of culture by visitinf the adjacent ruined ancient Greek city of Petara... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed in Kalkan and got a return taxi to the beach which cost us 100 TL ( which between 3 is pretty good). We arrived about 4 and left about 7pm. Three hours wasn't quite long enough, four would have been perfect. There is very little to do except swim, sunbath and eat ice-cream from the only shop. However... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed in Kalkan and went to Patara beach as we had heard lovely things about it. The beach is about 20 mins away - the best value is to get the Dolomus from the bus station at the top of the large hill. It is 12 lira return each which includes payment to get into the park, much cheaper... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have now visited Patara several times and will always return. There is something very special about this place. It has it the most beautiful beach, turquoise sea, delightful sand dunes (that you MUST sit on and watch the sun go down!), wonderful Byzantine ruins, and cedar forests. The beach goes on forever! You can either stay at the tourist... More

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Patara Beach was generally a nice beach with an undisturbed 360 view of ocean, sand, ruins and wildlife. Whilst there it felt like you were very secluded and distant from anywhere which is a nice feeling when wanting a peaceful relaxing day. The downside to Patara Beach is that there was more or less nothing to do apart from sunbathing.... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This proved to be an excellent day. I'm not one to sit all day on a beach and the fact that there was an opportunity to walk the ruins and then sit on the beach and have swim was a great combination. Within the ruins there is an amphitheatre in its natural, unrestored condition. There is also one that has... More

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