Patara Archaeological Site

Ruined Roman settlement at Patara Amphitheatre at Patara at sunset Ruins at Patara at sunset

After the beach visit the nearby ruins and see the Arch of Modestus and the uncovered amphitheatre ruins, as well as the new reconstruction (pictured), part of a huge project that is turning this area into one of the largest uncovered Roman settlements, amongst many other interesting archaeological finds in this part of Turkey. Patara was once a very wealthy city due to trade and was one of the six principal cities of Lycia. Increasingly more is discovered of what was once a very large and prosperous city. Patara is about 20 minutes from Kalkan. It's wonderful to visit eiter early in the morning (after a Turkish breakfast in one of the many cafes and B&Bs in the village), or at the end of the day as the sun goes down, making the stones turn golden and magical.

Roman arches at Parara archaeological site Patara ruined columns Roman inscriptions on stone blocks at Patara ruins

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