» turquoise coast
18km of wondrous sand backed by dunes and the Taurus mountains. Not a single building to be seen due to strict conservation laws. This is one of the few remaining beaches in the world, where the loggerhead turtles still come to lay their eggs.
» an area of conservation and outstanding beauty
‘Take nothing but memories ..leave nothing but footprints…’
The endless white sands are breathtakingly beautiful- real ‘Robinson Crusoe country! Sunbeds and umberellas are available for hire, other facilities include shower, toilets, and attractive café, all designed to be in keeping with the surroundings. The small café is run by the local community in Patara (Gelemis), giving employment to local young people. A percentage of the profits goes to the village to contribute to the improvement of local facilities. To date this has included amongst other things: refurbishment of the village school, additional street lights, creation of a village square, paving roads and creation of a village tea garden.
If you prefer to be away from civilization for a while, you do not need to walk far to reach your ‘own little piece of paradise’ as there is 18km of beach to explore! If you are in search of absolute peace, you will find it here.
Mini buses run back and forth from the village to the beach or for the more energetic, it is a beautiful 20 minute walk.
However for guests staying at the Hotel Patara Viewpoint there is the unique tractor trailer service. Simply grab a seat on our cushioned, shaded trailer and you will be transported to the beach directly from the hotel, passing through 2000 years of history.
» the beach