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Patara Amphitheatre

Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Patara
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very impressive and well-preserved amphitheatre. The ruined city of Patara is amazingly atmospheric and worth a diversion from the beach to visit - you've paid, so you might as well.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is an ancient site on a huge scale. The amphitheatre is awesome and you can sense the excitement and atmosphere of the crowded theatre in ancient times. The work to create such a structure 200BC mind boggling. Very hot and open with limited water and refreshment available so be sure to take water and sun screen. Great value and... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is very huge and attractive. Stay a bit longer and feel the atmosphere. You can see it everywhere while you trek around.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Atmospheric, unspoilt. Nothing negative to say. It is on the way to Patara Beach but would be a sin not to visit. If you are going to go to the beach often or to other sites or museums then you can buy a Museum Card - they will prepare this at the entrance if you have some sort of photo... More

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england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This wonderful structure has been beautifully restored with ongoing work on the entire site still being carried out.Time feels still and one can just imagine what the entire place was like in its heyday

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Untouched and unharmed by the grovelling paws of pollution and gas fumes, squabbling pigeons and car crashes. Great scenery for a Facebook profile picture.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

the views from the top are not as good as the writer of the guidebook I had with me reckons but I always love roaming around these ancient sites were people lived years before. So it was worth doing.

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london
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I have been three times already. It is the most amazing place. There is so much to see. There is a very short walk to Patara beach which is also amazing. So unspoilt and stunning. I will be back!!!!!!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The best bit of Patara ruins is the amphitheatre, it is totally awesome. I have visited this place many times & the place is nearly always deserted. To sit on one of those steps in the theatre & think about what went on here 1000's of years ago is a great experience.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The amphitheatre is not quite undamaged but one can easily imagine the crowds there nearly 1900 years ago. From the top of the steps one gets a magnificent view of the renovated Lycian Assembly Rooms. The nearby ruins are well worth wandering through.

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