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Address: Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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Description: One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is...
One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is partially buried in sand. The building was constructed in 147 A.D. and thought to be dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pius.
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Beach with a bit of culture on the side

The amphitheatre is visible on the way to the beach. A lot of work has been done to restore the nearby council chamber from when Patara was a very busy port. The amphitheatre has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The amphitheatre is visible on the way to the beach. A lot of work has been done to restore the nearby council chamber from when Patara was a very busy port. The amphitheatre has largely been left alone and is an amazing structure. The ticket to Patara beach can include all the ruins for a couple of pounds so its... More 

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

Patara Amphitheatre is a bit run down, but then it is a couple of thousand years old! That can seat around 6,000. Next door though is the renovated Assembly Hall.

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BEDFORD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The best of the ancient sites, a large area including the amphitheatre. A massive empty beach and some good restaurants in the village - well worth a visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The restoration here is incredible. You do not lose any sense of the atmosphere that there once would have been in the area. Walk into the slaves dungeon (on one side to the amphitheatre once you've just walked in) stand in there with the door mostly closed for a minute - the atmosphere is haunting. Then when you walk out... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lycia was a major ancient city. The amphitheatre is worth stopping by to see - small but in very nice shape.

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

fantastic amphitheatre well preserved one of the better ones plenty to marvel about well worth a look

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was unexpected. A small amphitheatre and town but a wonderful experience. I went out of season and it was hot so in the summer it will be boiling and no cafe so watch out. Late afternoon or early morning is probably ok.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A very interesting place. Still more excavation and preservation will help to tell the glory of its past.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What an experience. It deserves to be a world heritage site but in Turkey there are so many interesting sites to visit. I suppose you cant nominate them all.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The first building yo use when entering from the car park. It is amazing that this has been preserved so well - possibly because it has been 2/3 covered in sand until relatively recently.

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