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Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A city on the S.W. shore of Lycia, near the left bank of the Xanthus and opposite Rhodes (Acts 21:1-2). Paul coming from Rhodes at the end of his third missionary journey here found a ship going to Phoenicia, and in it completed his voyage. The seat of a bishopric subsequently. The river and harbor are now becoming choked with sand.
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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Patara'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/p/patara.html. 1949.