as part of the family holiday we drove the hour or so to Patara Here is its history, It was an ancient Lycian city and not a roman as I initially thought Lycians. Of course I hoped for a few species of bird while we visited but I conclude that the intense heat made birding nigh-on impossible and of the few species seen only Woodchat Shrike and White Stork stood out.
Amphitheatre at Patara
Matty climbs to the top of the Amphitheatre
this must have been one of the posh seats as it has a back rest although the gentry of the time may have had silk cushions.
Patara Bouleuterion (Counsel head quarters)
This is a replica of the origianl building that is now on show at the site, it has been rebuilt using alot of the original stone that had been preserved underneath the sand, however new stone made to match has been used to fill in the gaps
an Inside view
and looking from the outside in
Where columns once stood
and then rebuilt from fragments