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Patara Ruins

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Address: Patara, Turkey
Phone Number: 902428716001
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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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Fascinating set of ruins on the way down to the beach. Well worth spending a few hours wandering around them and reading the descriptions provided. Hardly anybody else around and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating set of ruins on the way down to the beach. Well worth spending a few hours wandering around them and reading the descriptions provided. Hardly anybody else around and you can watch as they are excavating. Brilliant photos to be had. Take plenty of water if going in the day as can be hot, phew.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see here and much of it is in the process of being restored. Both amphitheatres are amazing. We got some brilliant photos. Be sure to go later in the day when it has cooled down slightly.

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Pass down the road towards patara beach through a barrier where he asks if you want beach or ruins as well. We opted for ruins and a charge of 15tl each. There is some work going on rebuilding some of the artifacts and a good example of this is the lycian government building with it cavea which seat 1400. We... More 

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Somerset,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

If you like ruins this place is amazing entrance fee 15ytl and gives you access to the stunning 17 km beach also Not really into it myself but nice to visit

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The ruins are worth seeing with the amphitheatre just one of the outstanding sights. You require some time to see them all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Since there last time the Lycian "Senate" house has been rebuilt - still saw more tortoises ,lizards and snakes than people

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Wonderful ruins that you can get up close and personal with - no health and safety 'keep of the grass' mentality here. Makes you feel a part of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you are prepared to do your own research on what you are seeing, this is a great way to miss the crowds and see amazing ruins. There were also a few small tour vans out of Antalya coming in, but with the extensive signs in English and Turkish, you can actually do fairly well on your own. Take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Cloudy day resulted in visit to Pataya beach and the ruins there. So interesting and the ruin area was really atmospheric. incredible that they have been excavated. Well worth a visit. The beach bar served simple food and the beach is wonderful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited here with my wife. The ruins themselves are a decent cultural experience, but not in the same way as those in Rome or the pyramids in Cairo. The ruins are spread out, so there is some walking on uneven surfaces, pack a pair of trainers. The cost is 15 Turkish Lira per person. On the road from Kas... More 

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