Paragliding and air sports in Patara
At about 10 kilometers (6 miles) beyond Kalkan on the road to Fethiye you turn south and continue another 10 km along the road to Patara located by the Mediterranean sea. The painted ceramics found in the acropolis prove that the city existed in the 5th century BC. Patara opened its doors to Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, thereby earning the status of an important harbor city and naval base of Lycia in Anatolia until it was silted up. The city flourished during the Roman period as well, and had a huge population. Being an important city, several Roman emperors visited the city, such as Vespasian and Hadrian together with his wife Sabina.
Patara is also the birthplace of St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, but many people know him as Santa Claus. And St. Paul stoppoed here during his third missionary journey. Therefore Patara became an important Christian center and a Titular see during the Byzantine period. The city lost its importance after 7th century AD with the continuous pirate attacks, the silting up of its harbor with sand, and diseasies.
There is also an interesting half-circle bouleterion (parliament) that is excavated in the past years. Some other remains include the baths, necropolis, road sign, main avenue, temple, church and basilica. Many other buildings of the ancient city, including the temple of Apollo, are buried under the sand dunes and waiting to be discovered in future excavations.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Patara
Want to learn to fly on your own? Patara Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Patara.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Patara, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Patara and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Patara's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Patara!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Patara, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C