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Patara Ruins

Patara, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Patara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Amazing ruins. You can just wander. If you are interested try and get a guide book to take as either very limited info or massive books!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were really impressed with how much work have gone on with the ruins in Patara in the last 4 years. The amphitheatre is very impressive along with the street. You can imagine what it was like when Parliament started here. A great place to visit and will get even better as more is done to it. The Turkish woman... More

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We set out to see the Patara beach and thought of checking out some of the ruins on the way. But what we saw blew us away and the beach, the main attraction, became insignificant. It was a hot July day, but still we wanted to explore the area by walking. We got down from the Dolmus near the toll... More

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

These ruins are fantastic to explore. Be sure to go in search of the lighthouse beyond the harbour - it is apparently the oldest lighthouse in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Historically significant sites are in the process of being restored senate house, old harbor, numerous buildings and amphitheater.

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Melbourne. Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a special place to get to explore the ruins on the way to the beach (also helpful to cool down). Really enjoyed wandering around. Make the effort and head to the lighthouse (800m from boulevard).

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

There is so much to see - a lot of work has been done to discover & research there ruins, but still so much there! Amazing to see so much in such a quiet unspoilt setting!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

drove to patara from kas, stopping at "kapatas beach" and the cleft opposite it to take a pic. drove through kalkan and saw the massive building of villas up the mountainside. saw 100's of greenhouses along the way. we drove past the tiny village of patara, pop. 500-1000, where we were staying, and came upon the kiosk outside the ruins.... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Twenty years ago, virtually all the ruins of Patara - and it's a large site - were hidden under tons of sand. Now, there is an amazing amount to see as well as visiting the excavations still in progress. Go and look for the sign pointing to the brothel - always worth a photograph. Climb the ancient amphitheatre or try... More

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

Every year, something new to see. This is going to be one of the major attractions in the area. It is so fantastic to see the evidence of what used to be a bustling Byzantine port. Given that only a small percentage if the ruins have been unearthed, it already gives Tlos a run for its money!

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