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Demre-Myra-Kekova From Alanya

Created with Sketch. Demre, Antalya, Turkey
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Duration

1 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

Demre-Myra-Kekova From Alanya

⇒Travel to one of the most beautiful parts of Anatolia to visit the ruined city of Myra with its impressive Lycian rock-cut tombs. View the ancient amphitheater and the Church of St. Nicholas, dedicated to the saintly man who became the model for father Christmas.

⇒Enjoy a boat trip across the sea to Kekova Island. Beneath the clear waters you can see the remains of Simena, a city ravaged by earthquakes around two thousand years ago. Swim in the turquoise waters, once a favored haunt of pirates, before exploring an ancient cemetery with many magnificent tombs. Come join a day full of great natural beauty and fascinating history!

In this tour, we will make a journey to the stunning coastline of the west side of Antalya. In the town of Demre we will visit the unique ancient city of Myra and visit the church of Santa Claus. In the ancient city of Myra you will see the most spectacular examples of Lycia rock tombs. Then we will make a great boat tour towards the sunken city Kekova. Throughout the tour you will see many stunning views.

Experience Demre, Myra and sunken city of Kekova during this guided day tour from Antalya. On this tour, you will discover ancient Lycian ruins in Myra and cruise the tranquil waters to through the sunken city of Kekova Island.

Kekova is a hidden heaven surrounded by little islands and also an island of the very same name in between Demre and also Kaş. It is an area where nature and history are painted with the blue of the sea. Kekova’s blue is so special that there is also a color interpretation as ‘Kekova blue’.

Memorial Museum of St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas, known as Santa Claus in the world, was born in Patara, one of the important cities of the Lycian region and lived in Myra (Demre). St. Nicholas was a bishop in Myra. St. Nicholas’ respected religious personality allowed him to become a saint after his death. After the death of Saint Nicholas, who was believed to be the savior of the poor, the protector of the sailors and students, the Myrans built a church in his name and put it in the sarcophagus.

Know before you go

Pick up Point

Main entrance of the hotels.

Pick Up Place

All the hotels in Alanya region with different pick up times.

Important information

Early morning departure from resorts and bus transfer is as followed:

from Alanya: 271 km

Please bring towel, sun cream as well as your very own snorkel gear.

The tour plan could be changed a little by the guide for seasonal or various other factors. Brows through to some galleries or old ruins may not be possible due to improvement work. In the very hot months of July and August, breaks, as well as visits to al fresco galleries and old ruins may be shorter than intended.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Uncover the origins of Santa Claus
  • Admire the finest monuments of the historic region of Lycia
  • See sunken cities under the crystal-clear waters

Itinerary

Demre-Myra-Kekova From Alanya

Pick up from Hotels
Transfer to Demre via the coastal roads
Visit of Myra ancient city (extra)
Visit of St Claus church (extra)
Visit of exlusive christianity icons shop
Lunch
Boat trip along the sunken city Kekova
Return to the Hotels

Included/Exclude

  • Pick-up and drop off to your hotel in Antalya
  • Entrance fees OF Myra
  • Lunch (drinks are extra)
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance of Stn. Nicholas Church
  • Personal expenses

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Demre, Antalya, Turkey

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