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Patara Amphitheatre

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Address: Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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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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Chamber to your hearts content

Visited as part of the entrance ticket. It's a nice theatre with seating for 6000 and set into the hillside. Slightly spoilt for me as a turkish mum and dad were clattering over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of the entrance ticket. It's a nice theatre with seating for 6000 and set into the hillside. Slightly spoilt for me as a turkish mum and dad were clattering over it with their two kids when one fell over and hurt themselves upon which they had a massive row. Both a couple of pillock for taking little... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

For those who prefer a historical, sight-seeing holiday to the drinking ones, this is a definite whilst in Turkey. We went with our family on a little tour of the area and it was like something out of a fantasy book. The ruins of an old Roman/Greek town nestled in the mountains/hills, in a lovely area with plenty to do,... More 

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Thank Glynne T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A good place to visit after going to Patarra beach.A very good example of a Amphitheatre.Very interesting architecture around about in the adjoining buildings as well.

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Thank Paul T
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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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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