Photographer's Note

Patara Beach is allegedly the longest stretch of sandy beach in Turkey at 11 miles in length. It is difficult to access but worth visiting for the ruins between here and the small village of Gelemiş. It's just about as far west as you can go in Antalya province. There was a strong wind blowing on the beach so I just walked up to the headland and back then caught a taxi back to Gelemis. The Patara ruins are far more impressive than Letoon and Xanthos, large parts of which have been shipped off to various museums. I recall it was difficult to get public transport in Kinik, which is on the Mugla / Antalya border. Perhaps because buses do not often go interstate, but stop and turn around? I had to wait 3-4 hours for a bus to Kas. The beach is protected from runaway development by nesting loggerhead turtles and the ruined Lycian city of Patara.

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