This ancient city is now covered by sand dunes, but more of it is being excavated and restored each year. The parlimentary building, theatre, and most recently the lighthouse is now in the excavation stage. Patara is known for being the home of the first democratic union which lasted until the 4th century. It's also the birthplace of St. Nicholas and has become Turkey's longest beach (11 miles). The beach is under protection due to it being a primary breeding ground for Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtles), thus is only available to the public during the day. So glad we got the chance for a visit.
Turkish Angora cat