Patara is situated on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey silhouetted in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains providing the perfect background to this beautiful and peaceful region.
A region boasting thousands of years of history, breathtaking scenery and hundreds of miles of unspoiled coastline makes this the perfect holiday destination with its magnificent sandy wide beaches and crystal clear waters.
2000 years ago Patara was the largest and most important sea port of the Lycian civilisation . According to mythology, Apollo was born here and did you know that it is the birthplace of St. Nicholas (Father Christmas) in the 4th century?
The old city now forms part of a "protected area" along with the beach. This vast unblemished stretch of sand is still a "Turtle nesting area" and Patara has received the "Blue Flag" in recognition of its efforts to protect this environment.
Each year new and exciting discoveries are made; this year in fact one of the oldest lighthouses has been uncovered.