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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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An interesting site to see

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

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

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 NEW

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Patara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

nothing to dislike they are just unbelievable and so many of them. Really worth going just to see ruins

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Still excavating! Need to keep coming back! Now there are more informative boards to read! Shame the shop doesn't open very often! It never seems to be open when I visit!!

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are in the area of this beach you have to visit. The beach is very clean, the water an amazing colour. The food very reasonable and the ruins fascinating. Chech out the beach and ruins passes at the ticket office. You may want to visit more than once. We did.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited this site lastly on a tour around patara, letoon and xanthos. After visiting the previous 2 sites we finally arrived at patara only to find you could spend a whole day at this site. It is huge! There are many ruins, some completed, some being renovated ad all with so much interest. There are lots of signs around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The finest restoration of a Greco Roman site ever. Tasteful, in keeping and with flair. Access to the beach is YTL5, less if you buy a YTL7.5 10 entry card. This also includes access to the site. Amphitheater, municipal centre, granary and lighthouse. Ephesus needs to buck up. This is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Patara ruins are so spread out, you need a map to find your way around...it was a BIG city and the ruins are sometimes hard to imagine, although the information boards certainly help. Great that it's free for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Had these wonderful ruins of this ancient city to ourselves the day we visited,worth it just for the fantastic lycian amphitheatre and government buildings

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