Harbor 2

Harbor 2

View looking southwest over the “harbor” of Patara.  The “harbor,” now mainly silted, was located where the water and brown reeds are visible.  This huge harbor originally measured 1.0 x 0.25 miles [1,600 x 400m.]!

The apostle Paul, and Luke (note the “we”), passed through this port as they were heading towards Jerusalem at the end of Paul’s Third Missionary Journey. 

Acts 21:1–2  “After we had torn ourselves away from them [from the Ephesian elders at Miletus], we put out to sea and sailed straight to Cos, The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara.  We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail.”

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