Patara is in the heart of the Lycian region, which can reveal years of history, breathtaking scenery, and hundreds of kilometers of unspoiled coastline.
Fethiye, Kas and Kalkan are tempting cities to visit with ancient tombs and narrow streets, lined with flowers.
The Taurus mountains, overlooking a turquoise bay, are perfect for exploring natural regions rich with many kinds of vegetation.
Around 2000 years ago Patara was the largest and most important sea port of the Lycian Civilization.
According to Mythology, Apollo was born here and it is also recorded as the birthplace of St. Nicholas.
The old city and the beach now form part of a protected area.
The district is fascinating and well worth a few hours exploration.
Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos, Myra, Olympos are other ancient cites where guests can smell the perfume of history.
The Village is located in Patara National Park, where strict construction rules are enforced in order to preserve its environment and rich historical heritage. There are a few small shops, a post office, a couple of barbers plus a handful of restaurants and inns where visitors can enjoy simple, but delicious meals.