Patara Antik Kenti, Patara

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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. To visit Patara Antik Kenti and get the most from your holiday in Patara, create itinerary details personal to you using our Patara trip builder site .
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  • Such pleasure of ruins have not yet received. Free admission Surprised that still carry out excavations. In General, place some kind of peaceful. Ancient Greek inscriptions. columns ... as if moved in the time of St. Nicholas ...
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  • Although these ruins are a restoration site and is still ongoing, they are well worth visiting to see what a fantastic place it is. The Parliament Building which has been restored and possibly one of ...  more »
  • Patara is small, but very nice and well done place. It's nice to can see all amphitheater in real size.  more »
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  • Spears to a wide area and parts of it are still under construction. Will take a good half day to see all of it. Entrance covers both the ancient city and the beach. Enjoy the photos.
  • A very interesting dive into the history of the area. Also right next to Patara beach so they can be done during the same visit!
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  • Cheap entry, great site with a blend of very restored and rather untouched looking ruins scattered over a very large area. With a beautiful beach and town nearby its a great spot.
  • Next to Patara beach and only an extra 7.50 lira to visit this site to climb , touch and see these well preserved ruins over 200 years old.
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