Patara was a prehistoric settlement that once stood on the western coast of Lycia, close to what is now Kalkan in Antalya. It was originally a significant city in the Lycian League, along with Xanthos and Letoon. Everything you need to know about visiting Patara, such as how to get there, what to do, how to get around the city, and the excursions that are available, can be found on this website.
Near what is now Kalkan in Antalya, Patara was an ancient town that formerly thrived on Lycia’s western shore. Along with Xanthos and Letoon, it was once a prominent city in the Lycian League. This website contains all the information you need to know about visiting Patara, including directions, things to do, how to navigate the city, and available excursions.
By sending 418 thousand 166 people to the ancient city of Patara, which serves as the Lycian Union’s capital, last year, the Kas region of Antalya broke previous tourist records. Last year, 781 thousand 590 tourists spent 418 million 166 thousand 15 liras in the ancient city of Patara.
When 2021 thousand 399 tourists visited the old city in 624, a record was broken. The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, chose Patara, a historic city that was formerly the capital of the Lycian Union, as the “theme of the year in tourism” for 2020.
Due to the pandemic, the historic city of Patara kept its title as the “theme of the year in tourism” in 2021. As a result of the Patara Ancient Theater’s repair, more people began to visit the old city when the Turkish Grand National Assembly rebuilt the Lycian Union Assembly Building. In the old city, restoration work is still ongoing on the Patara Neron Lighthouse and the first wireless telegraph station of the Ottoman Empire.
On the other hand, the ancient city of Xanthos received 19 000 60 tourists last year, bringing in 680 000 800 liras. It is one of the 492 historical monuments in the area that Turkey has placed to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.