Patara & Demre

Marmaris

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Patara & Demre

The long and beautiful Patara beach, with its protected sand dunes, is where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. The ancient town, hidden beneath the sands, is now being excavated. Patara is best known as the birthplace of St Nicholas, also called Santa Claus or Father Christmas. You can visit his grave at Demre. Come here on the local bus or dolmus.

Do & See

Marmaris is a popular Turkish Holiday resort with plenty to do if you like beaches, history and culture. Enjoy an authentic Turkish Hamam or visit one of the nearby towns or islands: your holiday here will be full of sun and excitement.