Patara Antik Kenti
Patara Antik Kenti
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We paid the entrance fee on the road leading to the Patara ruins and beach. For the ruins entry fee it includes the beach, I’m not sure what the fee would be for the beach alone. For the ruins on your right is a large car park and a large new building that just seemed to house the ticket window and small shop. Then a well built wooden walkway to the first ruins a few hundred metres away. It is obviously designed for future tourism or at least more people than the few there in Coronavirus times. And unfortunately for me, to appeal to tourism the restorations are overdone leading to an obvious rebuilt look. The main theatre is nevertheless quite spectacle with steep sided rows of seats. The false flooring though reminds you that most seems not original stones restored but rebuilt. The beach is just a few hundred metres further on from this site.
Written October 14, 2020
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Susan S
Feering, UK24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I visited Patara roughly 20 years ago when there was nothing there apart from the ancient city. From recollection it was free. It now costs 340 TL EACH!

I felt ripped off! Yes it's impressive but the cost is not justified.
Written August 4, 2023
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busratrip
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Patara is beach is a long sandy beach. It can be crowded in the afternoon and sea is better in the morning. Nothing very special (it is not very possible to see any caretta caretta if you are not really lucky) If you want to see caretta caretta you should go on a Kekova boat tour or should go the Meis Island. There is a cafe and also you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas. There is an entrance fee to the entrance and if you want to look around to the ancient city you should also buy a separate ticket in the entrance because you cannot buy ticket in the ancient city and it's a big place both entrance, seaside and ancient city. Ancient city is good to sea if you like history but if you're not really into ancient buildings there is not any special and must-see things. If you want to see all of ancient city you need to spare nearly all day for it so you probably will have a short time for swimming. If it is too sunny, make sure you are hydrated well because there is not much shadows you can walk under.
Written October 29, 2017
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pony2323
Peel, UK238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The area to walk around is much bigger than Letoon or Xanthos. With the entrance fee you could visit both here and the beach.
Written November 8, 2023
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OnAir15042909972
Milan, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
definitely go there to visit old city and to relax at the beautiful beach! About 1km from the small village of Patara. Nice!!
Written October 2, 2019
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The man from Del Monte
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Patara is one of the most amazing places on earth. Have been there twice, 14 years apart and little had changed, town still cute and charming and more ruins uncovered but still has the most wonderful pace on earth, i want to live there so much, beach is beautiful, accommodation at st nicks is awesome and the ruins are stunning. Love it so so much, paradise
Written October 1, 2019
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Beril Bilican
Ankara, Türkiye5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Sea is awful. It is extremely crowded and the water is dirty. In the afternoon waves are strong hence it is not a good environment to swim. Patara is historical even though it is a good feature the leftovers from the city are not properly sheltered. I mean that the restoration is awful. I do not it is worth to see.
Written September 10, 2019
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Berna G
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Because the beach is so long and wide, you will be able to find a silent place to sit. The sand is beautiful and the sea is undeep but waves can get quiet high! We really enjoyed our afternoon there, if you are deciding between kaputas and patara, dont go to the small and overly crowded kaputas go the extra miles to para, its well worth it!
Written August 1, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia2,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Patara was the main port of Western Lycia. It has some spectacular restored buildings. The main building is the restored Assembly Hall of he Lycian League. A guide is really need to appreciate the significance of this site but the signage in English is excellent too.
Written August 5, 2018
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Nabeela H
Dibba Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Fantastically preserved UNESCO spot. Great expanse of land you can take you car in and just roam the place. Magical to think about what life had been..
Written May 6, 2018
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