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Patara Beach

Listed under Beaches in Aegean Region, Turkey.

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18km of sand on this 'Turquoise coast' make this, the birthplace of Apollo, one of the longest beach destinations in the Med. Hatching turtles and extensive greco-roman ruins (including an impressive amphitheatre) has meant protection from development. Stay at the eccentric Viewpoint Hotel (

Turquoise delight.

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Patara Beach

This beach has those low dunes of soft sand which seem to appear hazy when the wind picks up and little time lapse waterfalls of sand give the appearance of mist. Those dunes roll a long way to get to the sea, from ancient ruins behind the beach. The arc of the coast is long and gentle as well, this beach is about 15kms long and totally empty save a small café at one end. Lots of flat sand and water makes this a good beach for kids – they’ll never duck quite out of view and the water is fairly rip free.

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