Patara. Kas/Antalya, Turkey.
Tel: +90 242 843 51 14
GSM: +90 537 428 96 61
turtles and Santa Claus!
was one of the oldest and most important cities in Lycia.
It is renowned as the birthplace of Apollo and St Nicholas (who later passed
into legend as Santa Claus) as well as the home of an important oracle.
a principle port on the Lycian coast Patara has a long and varied history which
has included the empires of the Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and
Ottomans and much evidence can be seen of these civilisations in the ruins
surrounding todays village.
to be one of the best in the Mediterranean, the beach at Patara is 50m wide
and stretches 20km! This part of the coastline
has the added attraction of being the nesting site for caretta caretta, or