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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  • Great place to visit but do not use the ATM in the village as it charges 14 % commission.Thats 28 euro on 200 euro.Go else where.  more »
  • A great view into the history of Patara. The ruins are in great condition considering their age. Lots of information about the ruins are displayed. Also as there are a long way from the tourist...  more »
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  • Substantial ruined city over 2000 yrs old with amphitheatre and government buildings etc largely intact. It was a working port but changes in sea level due to an earthquake have made the place partly dry and partly swamp and ponds. Spectacular visit, almost complete freedom to walk around and its very very cheap to enter the site.
  • Worth seeing as it's included in the admission to the beach. Most of it is rebuilt so you can see what the buildings looked like whole. Not recommended on a hot day though.
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