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( Kalkan - Kaş )
Patara (PTTARA is in Lycia) was frequently called "the chosen city" and "the metropolis of the Lycian nation Patara was the major naval and trading port of Lycia, located at the mouth of the Xanthos River, until it silted up and turned into a malaria-plagued marsh. It is not far from the sites of Letoon and Xanthos and a day trip from Kalkan, Kaş or Fethiye could easily combine the sites. Beautiful 12 km-long Patara Beach, voted one of the top beaches in the world by Times Online - Best of 2005, is an easy 10-15 minute stroll away from the major ruins at Patara. The Patara area is a national park, a key biodiversity area and is rich in birdlife.
Patara is important as an archeological , historical site and because of Caretta -Caretta Turtles.(The Caretta Caretta spawns always in the same beach where it was born and for this reason it is important to keep the conditions for the nests survival in order to avoid the specimen extinction. The nesting period is from June to August, months in which the females reach the beach to spawn. )
Professor Fahri Işık and his team has been searching since 1988.Interesting half-circle bouleterion (parliament) that is excavated in the past years. Some other remains include the baths, necropolis, road sign, main avenue, temple, church and basilica. Many other buildings of the ancient city, including the temple of Apoll, are buried under the sand dunes and waiting to be discovered in future excavations.
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