Demre Myra Kekova from Side

Demre Myra Kekova from Side - is a wonderful chance to get to know one of the most ancient places where the Christian religion originated and where it spread from. This walk will be a real pilgrimage to the shrines and locations in which St. Nicholas once lived.

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Demre Myra Kekova from Side excursion trip is a wonderful chance to get to know one of the most ancient places where the Christian religion originated and where it spread from. This walk will be a real pilgrimage to the shrines and locations in which St. Nicholas once lived.

The cost of the Demre from Side excursion is quite profitable, but the program is quite rich, it includes several main attractions:

  • The ride on a yacht to the ancient city of Kekova, which sank a few hundred years ago.
  • Pilgrimage to the locality in which St. Nicholas (The Wonderworker) lived and preached.
  • A trip to the ancient city of Mira, where you can see the surviving ruins of antiquities.

Demre - is one of the most popular Turkish cities. St. Nicholas lived here in the last years of his life. The church in Demre, that bearing his name, in the past was destroyed in a devastating earthquake. However, it is now restored, and it can be seen in Demre. In addition, there is a house and a sarcophagus, where, according to legends, they buried Nicholas the Benefactor.

The ruins of the ancient city of Mira are known for their unique tombs. These are the largest Lycian tombs in the whole country. They were carved into the rocks for wealthy citizens of the ancient world. In accordance with long-held beliefs, the soul of the one who was buried in the rock, goes to heaven. The ruins of the Greece-Roman theater and other Roman buildings are perfectly preserved here.

Kekova - The historic part of Demre Mira Kekova from Side excursion bring us into the natural beauty that we will experience, on a two-hour cruise, visiting the submerged island of Kekova in the Mediterranean. In the north of the island are the ruins of the ancient settlement Dolhiste. In the second century BC, the earthquake destroyed it, and the buildings were literally sunken. Above the water surface, several large structures rise, but most of the houses are under water. The Keck Coast is an area with many ancient artifacts.

Ride on the yacht will allow you to see numerous interesting objects - stairs and columns of marble, the ruins of urban buildings, the port and Lycian burial. You can look at the remains of the city through a glass window at the bottom of the ship.

Also, Cappadocia two days from Side is a great chance for those curious people who want to get to know the interior of Turkey and feel the smell of the Orient.

Included in price Demre Myra Kekova from Side : Insurance, guide services (speaks English), transfer from the hotel and back, tickets for entry, lunch.

Additional charges: Drinks. They can be inexpensively purchased on the spot.

The distance from Side to Demre Mira Kekova will seem quite insignificant. If you are a lover of historical, cultural locations, antiquities and ancient artifacts, this is the best decision for your holiday in Turkey.

Demre Myra Kekova from Side price list

Age Range Price
 1 Adult 42
 1 Children (3-8) 20
 1 Infants (0-2) 0

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Demre Myra Kekova from Side excursion program

  • Free transfer from hotels.

  • First stop for breakfast, here you use the lunch-box from the hotel.

  • A visit to the ancient city of Myra, striking with its beauty, with a Roman theatre and mysterious rock tombs, which still keep many secrets.

  • Transfer to the city of Demre, where you can visit the Church of St. Nicholas. Also, here is the icon shop of St. Nicholas.

  • Lunch.

  • Visiting of Onyx shop.

  • A walk on a small comfortable yacht to the sunken city of Kekova, which lasts about 1.5 -2 hours and introduces you to the mysterious underwater city and the history of its formation.

  • Free transfer back to the hotel.

What every guest should know

  • Tour days: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

  • Tour hours: 06:00 — 19:30

  • IncludesTransfer from the hotel and back, services of English-speaking guide, lunch, boat trip. Entrance to St. Nicholas Church and entrance ticket to the city of Mira.

  • Excludes: Drinks

  • Recommended: Lunch-Box from the hotel, water, comfortable shoes, light clothes, headwear, sunglasses and sunscreen.

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