Posts tagged: Patara

Patara – visiting the archaeological sites

Odysseus Cruising – Visiting Notes You can hire our luxury gulet MS Odysseus by private charter to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime – sailing the Blue Cruise, visit Patara and much more. Recommended excursion on all Lycian Itineraries. ½ hour from Kalkan Patara – The capital city of the Roman provinces of Lycia and […]

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The Xanthus Valley – visiting notes

Odysseus Cruising – visiting notes PATARA XANTHUS LETOON The heart of ancient Lycia is the Xanthus River Valley. This contains Xanthus itself, the ancient capital set high on a hill overlooking the river, Patara, the great port and Letoon, the religious centre of the Classical Period. All three sites can be reached by minibus from […]

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Where is the 9 mile beach?

Running north-south through the province of ancient Lycia is the long, fast-flowing river called Esen Cayi. Between high, limestone mountains, its valley is flat, wide and fertile. The river slows to a trickle and meets the sea by crossing the longest beach in Turkey – the Patara beach..

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St. Nicholas – the life, the legend

The life and legend of St. Nicholas of Patara, Myra, Gemili and Bari; the model for Father Christmas and a Saint of the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. (The Orthodox and Latin Church). A young man named Nicholas was born in Patara on the coast of Asia Minor (now Turkey), about 270 AD, of wealthy […]

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