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Patara Ruins

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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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Arrive early during those hot days

We decided to get the Dolmus (very cheap - £3 return for two of us) early from Kalkan to Patara so that we could see the ruins. Definitely arrive early as it does get very hot and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to get the Dolmus (very cheap - £3 return for two of us) early from Kalkan to Patara so that we could see the ruins. Definitely arrive early as it does get very hot and then you don't necessarily always enjoy/take in the ruins as well. The ruins cover a large area that we unfortunately did not get... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nicely preserved ruins. Best to visit just before sunset to benefit from its beautiful colors. End your visit by watching the sunset from the hill (near the cistern)

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

From the gate entrance to the beach took us forever and a day to walk. It was amazing but too much to see. After this route u might not want to see ruins ever again ! If u love ruins u will enjoy this. Patara was our favourite town in Turkey

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best to visit the ruins before the beach in the morning as can get quite hot in summer. The ruins are really interesting and because you can touch, climb etc you can really get a feel for the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The ruins at Patara are beautifully restored but make sure you visit outside of the midday sun as there is little shelter from the heat. Personally, I think the ruins at Tlos are more interesting and spectacular but Patara is still well worth a visit.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The overall experience is amazing, no security,noguards, no one fleecing you for cash to show you what you can already see. New renovations and discoveries all the time. You need a good few hours to do it all properly but so worth the heat to experience this. The views going or coming back to the village are astonishing.

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Kolding, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Patara Ruins run along the road down to Patara Beach. Well worth the walk, and can recommend to take the walk down.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I wisited Patara ruins. They are interesting. Although it was very hot and I couldn't see everything. But, anyway worth to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Interesting ruins with some signage to explain what things are. It is not turned in to an attraction. It is nothing like the breadth and organisation of Ephesus, but worth an hour or two to wander through the various buildings. Very open so have a hat or umbrella for the sun. Tiny shop there for drinks.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

On a private day trip to Tlos, Xanthos and Patara from Fethiye, this was without doubt the best and most expansive of the sites of antiquities visited. It covers a vast area and some of the restoration is excellent and the amphitheatre is brilliant. For 5 lira there is much to see here as well as a good museum. The... More 

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