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Address: Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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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An amazing site

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just entering the amphitheatre evokes a feeling of earthy nostalgia & what it must have been like on the days or nights when the theatre was packed with the people from a bygone age celebrating the acting or singing art of the ancients.

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Chepstow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited to enjoy the 18km beach, and were astounded by the ancient ruins of Patara city. Not many places you can clamber over 2000 ruins. Restored area is superb, gives a real feel of what it was like in ancient times!

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

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