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Patara Antik Kenti, Patara
(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
At the site of a prominent ancient city, Patara Antik Kenti preserve the crumbling remains of a parliament building, cultural facilities, and public baths. Also known as the birthplace of St. Nicholas, this city is responsible for the legend of Santa Claus. The 7th-century Arab raids brought devastation and transformed the metropolis into a village that eventually became a naval base. As you walk among its remains, look for tombs, pillars, a well-preserved theater, and monuments, such as one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. The area is also known for sheltering a vast number of birds. Buses pass here throughout the day. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Patara Antik Kenti and many more Patara attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Patara vacation trip planner.
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  • Definitely worth the visit. If you like history and archaeology need to visit this place. Simply amazing. Recommend climbing to the highest point, behind the theater. And there is a tomb, pm-temple with an incredible view of the beach.
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  • Wandered around these ruins for a couple of hours. They are well maintained, if a little over restored in places. Liked being able to wander around freely. Definitely worth a visit when doing the beac...  more »
  • What a brilliant day out: explore the beautifully restored ancient ruins and then a 10 minute walk to the nearby beach to cool off with a swim and a cold drink at the restaurant. Even if you're only m...  more »
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  • It's still very solid. A moment later I thought it was made from. In particular, Council House still like stone:) Absolutely and definitely a place to be seen
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  • The capital of the Lycian Union did a beautiful ancient city
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  • Too much new building
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  • Theater-port of the Lycian Union Assembly building-Bath-Main Street-Plug-Granarlum-Lighthouse-Bey Palace-Tepe Necropolis-the city Bazalikası are to be seen. 1478 in Cem Sultan met with the delegation of Rhodes and Patara.
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