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Patara Ancient City & Beach




Fethiye guides: Places to go & things to do in & around Fethiye – Patara Ancient City & Beach.

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Patara ancient city was the capital of the Lycian Union for a certain period. During the recent excavations the Council Building of the Lycian Union and the oldest lighthouse in the world have been unearthed.

With its shoreline of 18 km, magnificent ancient theater, agora and the granary at the harbor, Patara was a very influential trade center of the time and is now under environmental protection because it is one of the the locations where the Caretta Caretta come to laytheir eggs.

Presently the inhabitants of Patara (Gelemis Village) earn their living through tourism on a large scale.

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