From Oludinez we stopped for a night in Patara, a sleepy town a couple of kilometers from Turkey's longest sandy beach. The beach was a real treat - powdery white sand and pretty much empty of people, especially if you walk even a short distance from the entrance. The beach is a major nesting area for loggerhead and green turtles and therefore has been completely protected from development. Unfortunately, the day we went it was a bit windy, so not particularly great for laying around. Still, we enjoyed walking along the water and climbing on the cliffs at the south end of the beach. As an added bonus, the route out to the beach was lined with ruins.