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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    I recommend everybody passing nearby visiting the place. But better do it early morning (6-8 AM) while temperature is not too high. In addition to baths and the theater, I also discovered excavations ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Currently, the new findings. It's a great place. It's just too hot in the summer to take water
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Patara ruins are truly stunning, the work that has been done to recreate their former glory conjures up that wonderful feeling of being able to see what a place was like originally, hundreds of ye...  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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