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Address: Patara, Turkey
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One of the most significant sites of Patara's ruins is the Necropolis with...

One of the most significant sites of Patara's ruins is the Necropolis with its Lycian sarcophagi and Roman tombs.

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ancient Lycian tombs here

recommended for the several Lycian tombs here and old mausoleums - all have info boards and walking paths to make your way around. worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Both myself and my dad were always intrigued by this ruin sitting on its own away from all the others and at the back of what seemed like a massive lake. One afternoon we decided to walk the trail, watch out for the rapid lizards and snakes. Once there, there was a large amount of rocks to walk over and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Just to enter the area with the necropolis transports you to back to ancient times. The ruins are kept well (as well as ruins can be expected) and you do generally get a sense of what things used to be like as you walk around. One of the better ruin sites in the area! Do not visit midday though as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

recommended for the several Lycian tombs here and old mausoleums - all have info boards and walking paths to make your way around. worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

The Necropolis is an ancient burial ground & has impressive open tombs. It makes up part of the wonderful Patara ruins that date back 2000 years. Remarkable what humans could construct in those ancient days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2007

On our way to Demre in the mid-nineties, we happened upon Patara originally thinking we were in Myra. We were pleasantly surprised and spent an hour or two exploring. One of the great "unexpecteds" you find traveling in Turkey without an itinerary! I'll look for some pics - unfortunately most are not labeled and most of the ruins in Turkey... More 

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