a city on the south-west coast of Lycia at which Paul landed on his return from his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1, 2). Here he found a larger vessel, which was about to sail across the open sea to the coast of Phoenicia. In this vessel he set forth, and reached the city of Tyre in perhaps two or three days.
The people of patara by trusting to me want nothing of liberty in the management of their affairs.
All approving his design, and three quadriremes being added to that fleet which he had, he set sail for patara.
After the Xanthus follows patara, which is also a large city with a harbour, and containing a temple of Apollo.
However, they sent Pamphilidas, with four decked ships, to join the fleet which was at patara.
A bushel of candle-nuts, and about the same quantity of taro and patara roots, completed our winter supplies.
At patara they found a big merchantman bound directly for Tyre, calling only at Myra.
Rather different from patara slippers, and Gythium cheeses and stuff!
Another time it was a pair of slippers from patara, gilded ones, you ungrateful girl!
He entered Lycia and explored the Xanthus from the mouth at patara upwards.
One of the most famous oracles of Apollo was in Lycia: and in consequence of it the place was named patara.