5:30 - 21:00
Demre Myra Kekova from Side is among the first choices of those who want to take a vacation in Side region and participate in cultural tours.
With the Demre Myra Kekova from Side Tour program, we will go to ancient places that are famous worldwide. Moreover, we will enjoy unique views along the way! If you’re already excited, be prepared to learn about the great spots we will visit.
Regarding this program, travelers often wonder about the distance from Side to Demre.
The distance is approximately 216 km; In other words, we will travel approximately 3,30 hours from Side to Demre by bus. This process will be extremely comfortable with air-conditioned vehicles.
Also, during our trip Demre Myra Kekova from Side, you will see important regions such as Kumluca, famous for its Tomato Festival, and Finike, which is famous for its orange production and distribution to the whole world.
Demre Myra Kekova from Side is among the indispensable ones for history and culture lovers. You will especially be surprised by what you will learn about Saint Nicholas and the Church.
Let’s get some information about the places we will visit;
This sacred and unique architectural monument dates back to the 4th century and is dedicated to St. Nicholas, known by millions as “Santa Claus”!
In this church, you will see eye-catching pictures depicting the life of Santa Claus on the walls, you will learn a lot and enjoy the historical atmosphere.
The Ancient City of Myra is not far from the Church of St. Nicholas, and this historical place was named by the Lycians and means “Land of the Sun”.
In the Land of the Sun, Myra, you can see the ancient Lycian tombs, which are a necropolis, and enjoy the ancient atmosphere. Because these tombs date back to the 4th century BC.
Today, there are exactly 206 ancient theaters (known) built during the Roman Empire in our country. Here, Demre Amphitheater is considered to be the fourth largest of all these theaters. It was built in the 2nd century with a capacity of exactly 10000 people!
According to research, Kekova Island in ancient times was a part of the mainland and was a big city. However, in time, due to severe earthquakes, a large part of this city collapsed and the second part of the city turned into an island.
Today, this is an ancient site isolated from civilization and not opened to settlement due to its historical importance. And this Island, “Turkey’s Atlantis” proudly bearing the name of our country has become one of the most beautiful and famous sights. The area called Sunken City was flooded by a big earthquake. You will be able to see this place while traveling by boat. You will be able to watch underwater while passing over the sunken city from the glassed sections in the boat. As you watch around, you will be captivated by the narration of our guide.
Kalekoy Castle is located opposite the Kekova Island. It was built in the 13th century and has been fairly well preserved since then.
This historical monument is popular not only for its architectural structures, but also for the unique Roman theater inside its castle.
The Demre Myra Kekova from Side tour program, which we organize, is regarded as one of the best tours of Side, thanks to the information it offers and its pleasant views.
You can book the Demre Myra Kekova from Side online and take your place. Or you can contact us for more information before booking!
The pick up time of the guests from the hotels may vary. Please contact us for the exact time. The old town of Antalya (Kaleiçi hotels): Pick up place is McDonalds next to the ancient Hadrianus gate.
You should bring with you towel, swim suit, sun cream, hat , sun glasses. You will have swimming break in Kekova Island.
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
Boat trip along the sunken city Kekova
Return to the Hotels
Myra Ancient City
Kekova Sunken City
St. Nicholas Church
Demre Myra Kekova from Side for one person is 40€.
Pick-up and drop off to your hotel in Side
Entrance fees of Myra Ancient City
Entrance of Stn. Nicholas Church
Lunch (drinks are extra)
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
Guidance in English
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