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Patara Antik Kenti, Patara

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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4.9
  • Not to big as I expected, but well worth visiting. When entering the area on foot or by Dolmus, you have to pay the entrance fee for the ruins and for the beach. There is a parking place and public to...  more »
  • The ruins are beautifully maintained and Patara was once a maritime port so the Lycian history is worth looking into.  more »
  • I first visited Patara in 2007, and much has changed since. The bouleterion has been restored, and there is good signage around the site. The shops on the west side of the main street have been excava...  more »
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  • Interesting, atmospheric and very peaceful. Generally deserted but this makes the experience better.
  • Definitely worth seeing! Most of the buildings are still in a very good condition. We could access and make great photos.
  • Peaceful, easy to reach, uniquely Lycian.
  • The basket for the Lycian Union. Staff to an area exactly. Ancient Theatre close to Apple Hill West suggest gun mazarayi bird sounds and soothing that you follow. The Assembly Hall by the PARLIAMENT restored [1]. You can also enjoy a wonderfull beach at patara, Oren.
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  • Restored Parliament building and right next to the beach with Lighthouse a must-see place..
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