Once an important sea port and one of the larger cities of the Lycian League, Patara is now mainly famed for it’s magnificent sweeping beach and it’s ruins. Although a city of great significance in the preceding centuries, Patara reached its peak under the rule of the Romans and most of the ruins visible today are of that period. There is a fine example of a shopping parade under excavation as well as a theatre. Patara was the birthplace of St. Nicholas, who went on to become Bishop of Myra. Legend says St Nicholas is the original Santa Claus because of his legendary generosity.
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Patara is the ideal base to explore the area such as Kalkan – a thriving holiday town popular for its upmarket restauants and shops;
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