Hill of Patara

Hill of Patara

View looking south at the “hill of Patara” (= acropolis?).  Note the theater that is built into its hillside.  Just beyond this hill is the beach and the Mediterranean Sea.  Some believe that there was a lighthouse on the top of this hill to guide mariners into the harbor of Patara.

Note the green vegetation.  This picture was taken in January.

For brief comments on Patara, and its biblical significance and a map Click Here.