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Patara Ruins

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Address: Patara, Turkey
Description: 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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These ruins are incredible. Restored and original hybrid. Perfect for adventurers, children, hikers and history lovers. The ancient lycian city has so many wonders all in one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

These ruins are incredible. Restored and original hybrid. Perfect for adventurers, children, hikers and history lovers. The ancient lycian city has so many wonders all in one area. Amphitheatre, market, necropolis and many more little surprises. Cannot recommend this ruin site enough. It really is a wonder in its own rights.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the ruins at Patara. There has been some restoration work on part so the ruins, which span quite a large area. These are very interesting and well worth a visit. The ruins are accessed for a small fee, which also includes entrance to the beach.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Visited this place around 7am. No people around, just we and Romans ruins. Walk from village is about 2-3 km, so in hot weather a car is recommended. Taxi is about $10 one way.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Lycia was a major city in ancient times. They've uncovered only a little of the city so far and rebuilt a bit so you can get a feel for what it must have been like. There isn't much here but what there is is worth seeing.

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Wokingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Last visited 5 years ago and the site has been well cared for. You are able to freely roam the ruins where there are many photo opportunities. Make sure you take a hat and a bottle of water. The local Dolmus from Kalkan can drop you by the beach or the ruins so that you can enjoy both in a... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

if you are interested in history then this is the place plenty to see and learn about, nothing to dislike

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The highlight of this ruin is the Lycian Council Chambers which have been completely reconstructed with the financial backing of the Turkish Legislature. The explanations of how the reconstruction was done was suburb and the chambers themselves are really amazing. There is also a large forum, lighthouse and other columns and the very reasonable price of entry, 5 Lira includes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Limited refreshments and expensive to purchase.A long walk from carpark.However the ruins are nice and the beach is good.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Really worth a visit. It is a very awe inspiring place. The beautiful beach is also included in the price of the entry fee which is 5 lira each. Fee for under 11's.

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

Lots of informative plaques with information about what is written on the stones. lovely reconstructed chamber with a protected floor so you can see the original flooring. Just be a little circumspect about going in to the main high street which has a large stagnated piece of water at the bottom. very impressive and extensive ruins from what was a... More 

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Address: Address: Patara, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Patara

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