Myra Ruins Religious & spiritual activities

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Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

1. Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

Explore ancient Lycia on a day trip and yacht cruise from Antalya. See a historic rock tomb from Lycian times, marvel at ancient Greco-Roman amphitheaters, and sail to the beautiful Kekova Island. Meet your driver outside your hotel and begin your adventure with a drive through the ancient state of Lycia. Marvel at an ancient rock tomb from the Lycian times and stop to visit the Greco - Roman amphitheater. Next, visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker in Demre city. This ancient church sits above the 4th-century burial place of St. Nicholas, the original inspiration for Santa Claus. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to Kekova Island. Board a glass-bottomed yacht and sail through pristine waters to reach this fascinating island. Sail by the mysterious sunken city of Kekova, an ancient Lycia city, destroyed by an earthquake. Spot the ruins of the city and the Simena Castle from the side of the boat and under the water through the glass bottom. Before heading back, jump into the refreshing water for a swim. Finally, return to your hotel, having experienced Turkey's rich ancient history.

From Demre: Myra and St. Nicholas Church Archaeological Tour

2. From Demre: Myra and St. Nicholas Church Archaeological Tour

Your chance to discover Demre’s most famous archeological site! A true step back in history as you observe some of Myra’s most significant ancient ruins dating as far back as the 5th century B.C. There is plenty of time to explore the two highlights of this stop: a Roman-style theatre (the largest in Lycia!) and eerie rock-cut tombs carved into the cliffs above. Our tour continues with the Santa Claus Museum in Demre town centre. Originally built in 520 A.D., this interesting archeological building started its operation as a church, built in memory of St. Nicholas of Myra, a 4th-century patron saint. Here you can explore the remains of this former church, taking yourself back in time to when the ancient city of Myra still existed.

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What people are saying about Myra Ruins

This tour was amazing. We'd been getting increasingly pessimistic about the quality of Get Your Guide tours in this region, but this tour was excellent. This review is for once you get on the main coach at Kemer: a) The coach was spacious and air-conditioned. b) The Tour Guide (Mel) was excellent. She provided a detailed commentary of the history of the area during the journey. She was very friendly and helpful. c) The journey was beautiful. You travel next to the Mediterranean coast and past mountains, lagoons and beaches. Even though it's a 2 hour drive, you can admire the scenery. d) The content of the tour was excellent. Myra is a bit like Petra in Jordan - tombs embedded in the mountainside. St Nicholas's church is interesting (Santa Claus). The boat trip is very relaxing with good scenery. e) The food at the Santa Claus restaurant was nice.

Enjoyable and balanced tour! Our English-speaking guide Alp was very knowledgeable, kind and helpful and he helped us avoid typical tourist traps. The boat trip is amazing and the van is comfortable. Those who come from Antalya city center must take into account that it will be a lot of time on the road for them given the distance of the highlights.

Enjoyed the tour. Good value for money and just the right amount of time spent to get back to Antalya by 7pm. The English tour Guide was excellent and provided a lot of useful insights and local knowledge. Highly recommended

Awesome trip along the winding roads of coastal cities and on the cruise !so much to discover and learn from and our guide was great! 12-14 hours duration but worth every bit of it.

It was the best tour we've ever had the whole trip. Alp, the tour guide, was excellent.