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Originally built in AD 343, St. Nicholas Church in Demre is one of Turkey’s most important Christian pilgrimage sites. Rebuilt by Constantine IX, the church is known for its stunning Byzantine frescoes and mosaics and houses the sarcophagus of St. Nicholas, the original Santa Claus.

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Saint Nicholas Tour with Island of Kekova Cruise from Belek

Saint Nicholas Tour with Island of Kekova Cruise from Belek

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Follow in the footsteps of the real Saint Nicholas on a full-day trip to Myra, Demre, and the Island of Kekova, where ancient ruins are sunk beneath clear Mediterranean water. You’ll visit the places that Saint Nicholas lived and worshipped, see the frescos in his Demre church, then cruise to the Island of Kekova to swim and explore. This full-day Saint Nicholas tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Belek, a buffet lunch, entrance fees, and all activities, and it’s a fascinating peek into Turkey’s Christian heritage.
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  • 1 day
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$69.91
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Demre Myra Kekova Ancient Cities Tour

Demre Myra Kekova Ancient Cities Tour

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a lost city and Santa – this trip offers an eclectic mix of attractions. You’ll savour local dishes in Beymelek, glide along the coast to Kekova island and its sunken town, and visit the church of St Nicholas in Myra. This is one of our which give you a local flavour of the destination while Proceedings get under way with a tasting of local specialities in the Ottoman village of Beymelek. Next, sail to Kekova a protected area famed for its underwater ruins, which are the relics of the ancient town of Simena, partially submerged by an earthquake in the 2nd century. There’s time for a swim, too – the water is turquoise, clear and inviting – it would be difficult to resist a dip in the sea. But if the weather doesn’t permit a boat trip, there’s a visit to the fascinating Demre museum instead. After lunch, you'll head to the site of the ancient city of Myra. See the amphitheatre and rock tombs, and visit the Church of St Nicholas, who's better known today as Santa Claus.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.32
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Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya

Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya

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Journey back to ancient times on a scenic full-day tour to Kekova, Demre and Myra from Antalya, including lunch. Cruise out on a glass-bottomed boat to view the sunken city of Kekova and cool off with a swim in the Mediterranean, then admire the ancient city of Myra, famous for its remarkable Lycian necropolis. Finish the day with a visit to the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre and discover the roots of Santa Claus.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.17
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Demre Myra Kekova Sunken City

Demre Myra Kekova Sunken City

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See some of the most beautiful highlights of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast on this full-day tour from Antalya. Set off in the morning following hotel pickup, and head up the coast to Demre (site of the ancient city of Myra). Embark on a boat tour to see the Sunken City of Kekova, and have time for swimming. You’ll also discover ancient ruins and landmarks, ranging from Lycian rock-cut tombs to St. Nicholas Church, and will enjoy a buffet lunch in Demre before returning to Antalya.
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  • 11 hours
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$88.87
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St Nicholas Church in Demre and Cruise to Kekova Island from Antalya

St Nicholas Church in Demre and Cruise to Kekova Island from Antalya

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Visit the ancient sites of Myra and St. Nicholas Church in Demre, then cruise to Kekova Island on a full-day tour from Antalya. Includes lunch, cruise, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.06
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St Nicholas Treasures and Cruise to Sunken Kekova Island From Side

St Nicholas Treasures and Cruise to Sunken Kekova Island From Side

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Visiting the Turkish Riviera isn’t only about sun, sea, and sand — the Mediterranean coast is also home to some incredible historic sites. On this full-day tour from Side, follow the trail of St Nicolas in Demre, admire the ancient Lycian tombs of Myra, and cruise out to the sunken island of Kekova. Hotel pickup and lunch is included.
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  • 19 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.99
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Saint Nicholas Tour with Myra, Demre, Island of Kekova

Saint Nicholas Tour with Myra, Demre, Island of Kekova

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Follow in the footsteps of the real Saint Nicholas on a full-day tour to Myra and Demre, then take an hour-long cruise to the Island of Kekova. You’ll see an ancient necropolis and theater, visit Saint Nicholas’ own church and sarcophagus, and see the ruins of ancient buildings sunk below the surface of the water. This 8-hour Saint Nicholas tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Kemer and selected areas, as well as lunch, the boat cruise, and entrance fees at Myra.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Belek

Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Belek

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Delve into the sunken city of Kekova, Demre and Myra on this full-day tour, from Belek. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore one of Turkey’s top attractions, the sunken city of Kekova, with a glass-bottom boat. With the help of a guide, settle into your vessel and head out to sea where you will hover above this ancient wonder and be able to view it without getting in the water. See rock tombs, and learn about the history of this fascinating place, then visit the famous Demre church.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.55
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Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Kemer

Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Kemer

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Discover three of the Turquoise Coast’s most fascinating historic sites on this full-day tour from Kemer, including lunch. Start with a cruise on a glass-bottomed boat to view the sunken city of Kekova, an ancient Lycian city now lying on the seabed. Back on land, explore the ancient city of Myra, renowned for its rock-cut tombs, and visit the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre, home to the tomb of St. Nicholas.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.77
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4 Day Turkey Gulet Cruise: Olympos to Fethiye

4 Day Turkey Gulet Cruise: Olympos to Fethiye

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Go from Olympos to Fethiye on a four-day gulet cruise in Turkey. This all-inclusive adventure includes hotel transportation and all meals for the duration of the tour.  In addition to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, you'll also enjoy three nights accommodation on board the boat with a private toilet. All equipment, including snorkel gear, fishing lines, and board games may be used free of charge.
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  • 4 days
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$568.79
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Demre-Myra-Kekova Tour From Kemer

Demre-Myra-Kekova Tour From Kemer

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⇒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!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.95
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Demre,Myra,Kekova And sunken city boat Tour.

Demre,Myra,Kekova And sunken city boat Tour.

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Enjoy an interesting and fun-filled day visiting ancient ruins and touring by boat. Even the road journey along the coast to Myra is beautiful, with scenic sea views. Visit churches, tombs, and Roman ruins on land, and then sail out to the amazing sunken city off Kekova Island. Spend some time swimming if you like. This is an ideal day trip for travelers with all kinds of interests.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Saint Nicholas Church and Cruise to Sunken Island of Kekova from Alanya

Saint Nicholas Church and Cruise to Sunken Island of Kekova from Alanya

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Follow in the footsteps of the real Saint Nicholas on a full-day tour from Alanya that explores Myra’s Lycian tombs, the Saint’s church at Demra, and the Island of Kekova. You’ll learn about ancient history throughout the day, see brilliant art from the time of Saint Nicholas, and cruise to sunken ruins covered in turquoise water, stopping to swim if weather permits. With pickup and drop-off at hotels in Alanya, this tour offers early departure for maximum time exploring Saint Nicholas’ fascinating legacy.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.13
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Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Side

Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Side

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Combine three of Turkey’s most fascinating ancient sites on this full-day coach tour from Side including lunch. After passing the resort towns of Kemer and Kumluca, board a glass-bottom boat and sail out across the Mediterranean to view the Kekova sunken city, an ancient Lycian city now buried beneath the sea. Next, journey to the ancient city of Myra, renowned for its rock-cut tombs, then finish with a visit to the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre – the original home of Santa Claus.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.17
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Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Alanya

Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Alanya

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Set out on a full-day adventure both on and offshore and tour three of Turkey’s most unique historic sites from Alanya. Visit the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre, explore the fascinating ruins of ancient Myra, and sail out from Kekova on a glass-bottomed boat to view the sunken remains of an ancient Lycian city.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.52
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Private Boat Tour to Demre with Myra and Kekova from Antalya

Private Boat Tour to Demre with Myra and Kekova from Antalya

Demre, 150km west of Antalya is a beautiful town rich with the history and nature, arrival to Ucagız port and boarding may take approximately 2.5 hours. A total of two hours boat tour, respectively Simena Village, Castle, the Kekova Island with the Sunken City can be seen. In the way back, we will have a swimming stop at Burc Bay for about half hour included in duration of two hours. The boat ride ends back in Ucagiz and followed by drive to the center of Demre. An open buffet lunch is served at the restaurant in the centre of Demre. After the lunch Church of St. Nicholas(Santa Claus) in Demre accompanied by our experienced guide The Church of Nicholas is visited for around an hour and then departed to Myra.Visiting Ancient City of Myra and the Lycian rock-cut tombs and the Roman theatre for an hour. Then we will drive back to Antalya.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$592.49
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St. Nicholas Church and Myra Tour

St. Nicholas Church and Myra Tour

Planning a trip to Turkey? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in the Demre area? What about visiting the thumb of St, Nicholas which inspired the Occidental Santa Claus? Demre area offers an interesting selection of sights: ancient ruins, beaches, and other attractions that you must see once in a life. Which are Demre’s best sights? St. Nicholas Church is the most representative. The Bizantine ruins offer you a chance to learn more about the Lycian region in Turkey. Get stunned with one of the last unspoiled Mediterranean towns. Get ready to experience Turkey from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the interesting facts about St. Nicholas Church and it’s a history.
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  • 4 hours
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$493.15
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private demre myra kekova tour

private demre myra kekova tour

Pickup from hotels, flexible departure depending on the location of the hotel. There is a beautiful coastal sceneic drive to Myra where we have a short break. Visiting Demre (The Biblical Myra), where St. Nicholas was the bishop, the legend and tradition of Santa Claus started here in Demra with St. Nicholas. Visit the incredible Rock Tombs overlooking the magnificent Roman Theatre and the church of St. Nicholas. The board the boat for a trip to the incredible sunken city on the island of Kekova via Ucagiz, Simena inclucing a short stop for swimming so bring your swimsuit. We drive back along the wonder coast road to arrive back in Antalya for early evening and transfer you back o your hotel.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.87
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Private Kekova Tour 1 to 5 pax

Private Kekova Tour 1 to 5 pax

This fascinating tour enables the clients for a visit to the ancient history whie relaxing and sunbathing during the yacht tour to sunken ısland.Along the northen shore of ısland ,structural movement over the years have caused some of the ancient houses to be totally submerged,while remains of the others are scattered along the coastline.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$343.64
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Demre Myra Kekova from Alanya

Demre Myra Kekova from Alanya

Myra Ancient City - Antalya Myra Ancient City, which is located in and around the present-day Demre district center, was established on the plain of the same name. The city was connected to the sea with the canal to the west of the Myros River (Demre Stream), which was convenient for transportation. Sea transportation and trade of the region was also carried out from Andriake (Çayağzı) Port, which is located on the other side of the channel. The Ancient City of Myra is especially famous for the Lycian Period rock tombs, the Roman Period theater and the Byzantine Period Saint Nicholas Church (Santa Claus). BUSINESS. The 2nd century is the period when Myra witnessed a great development. In the city, which was the Metropolis of the Lycian Union, many buildings were built and repaired with the help of wealthy people from Lycia. In the Byzantine Period, Myra became one of the leading cities in terms of religion as well as administration. St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) İ.S. ( for more )
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.17
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Kekova Boat Tour (myra St.nicholas Church)

Kekova Boat Tour (myra St.nicholas Church)

Demre, 150km west of Antalya, arrival to Üçağız port and boarding. A total of two hour boat tour, respectively Simena Village, Castle and follow the Kekova Island and wreck city is seen.In the direction of the return, we will have a swimming stop at Burç Bay for about half an hour.The boat ride ends again in Ucagiz and takes the bus to the center of Demre. A buffet lunch is served at the restaurant in the centre of Demre. Santa Claus in Demre accompanied by our experienced guide The Church of Nicholas is visited and then departed to Myra. Visit to Myra and the Lycian rock tombs and the Roman theatre. Then we will cruise back to Antalya. Arrival to Antalya.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.95
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$82.95
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Private Kekova Tour 6 to 10 pax

Private Kekova Tour 6 to 10 pax

This fascinating tour enables the clients for a visit to the ancient history whie relaxing and sunbathing during the yacht tour to sunken ısland.Along the northen shore of ısland ,structural movement over the years have caused some of the ancient houses to be totally submerged,while remains of the others are scattered along the coastline.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$414.74
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$414.74
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Myra-St Nicholas Church- Kekova Boat tour

Myra-St Nicholas Church- Kekova Boat tour

We drive to ancient city of Myra. Myra is one of the leading cities of Lycian federation.Lycian rock tombs and grand roman theatre are top highlights of the city.St Nicholas was born in Patara in 3rd century AD.Then he becomes a bishop of the church in Myra.His fame spread out all over the world by the sailors and has evolved to present form.The church has become a pilgrimage destination among Orthodox christians.We visit church and Myra with our guide’s explanation then drive to Cayagzı where we board our gulet.Cruising along sunken city is one of the highlights of today.Kekova island was a small fishing town once.Earthquakes caused water level increase so inhabitants had to move to Simena castle village.Today,part of the houses,harbour walls,bath ruins can be seen in the water.We take a break at shipyard bay for a swim break then cruise to Simena village.We have an optional walk up to the castle and runis.We enjoy one of the most dramatic view of mediterranean
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.72
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Kekova sunken city & Myra & St.Nicholas Church

Kekova sunken city & Myra & St.Nicholas Church

Off-Roading in the cool mountain air! Jeep Safari on the beautiful mountain route of Taurus and the Turkish province, full of impressions, energy, and amazing scenery. We go to ‘Uchansu waterfall’(translated from Turkish means "flying water"). The breathtaking views of this amazing place have not left anyone indifferent; the power of falling water, virgin beauty and picturesque nature will appear in all its splendour! Do not forget to bring your bathing accessories - you will surely want to plunge into the cooling mountain waters of the waterfall – especially on a hot day!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.25
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St Nicholas Church costs USD 43.77. Guided St Nicholas Church tours start around USD 43.77 per person.
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