Patara has excellent nature and historical textures. Patara has three important areas. Patara Beach, Patara Sand Dunes and Patara Ancient City. Patara is located in Turkey. Patara is 81 kilometers from Fethiye, 45 kilometers from Kaş and 376 kilometers from Antalya. You can comfortably go to Patara with your car.
Patara Ancient City
The name of the city is called Patar in Hittite language and Pttara in Lycian language. As a result of the excavations in the region, it was determined that the settlement dates back to the 8th century BC. It is one of the cities besieged by Alexander the Great. Patara is also very important because it is a port city. It was used as a grain storage by the Roman Empire. Since Saint Nicholas is birthplace, it has been a place of special interest by Christians. Also, the world’s first Parliament building is in Patara. Patara is located in historically important places to visit. When you go up the hill, Vespasian Bath, Corinthian Temple, main street, port, granary are visible. To the north of the theater is the Parliament Building. At 650 meters west of the Parliament Building is the oldest lighthouse in the world.
Patara Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is about 18 kilometers long. This beach, which reminds the Maldives, will provide an excellent holiday experience. You can rent sun loungers at the beach and meet your food needs at the facilities. You can use shower and toilet. Beach is an important nesting area for carettas. Facing to the west, Patara Beach is an indispensable place for photography enthusiasts at sunset. Patara has a wavy sea. Therefore, it is popular by surfing enthusiasts. Surfing organizations are held with the participation of people from different parts of the world.
Patara Sand Dunes
It attracts interest with its resemblance to the Egyptian deserts and its magnificent view. Patara Sand Dunes is one of the popular areas for visitors from various parts of the world. You can take lots of landscape photos in Patara Sand Dunes. It attracts great interest from visitors with horse and camel tours on the dunes.
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