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Patara Antik Kenti, Patara
(4.6/5 based on 300 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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TripAdvisor
  • Passing near to all and so visible, left alone in the ruins, the cost doesn't even include tour, but just resemble among stones
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  • This region has been the subject of many rulers, nations and peoples and there are so many layers visible here in Patara and the wealth of other ancient cities along this coast. It is worth reading up...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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