Demre Myra Kekova from Side

The Demre Myra Kekova tour from Side Antalya is an excellent opportunity to discover one of Turkey's most ancient sites, where Orthodox Christianity originated and spread. This tour offers a genuine pilgrimage to the sacred sites and locations associated with St. Nicholas. Participants will have the chance to visit the Church of St. Nicholas and gain insights into its historical importance. They will also have the opportunity to admire the magnificent ruins of the Lycian city and the renowned sunken city of Kekova, which has received outstanding reviews. For information on the distances between these locations and ticket prices, it is advisable to consult the tour managers.

Demre Myra Kekova from Side extensive explanation

The tour to Demre, Myra and Kekova from Side is a beneficial and well-rounded program that includes several main attractions, such as entrance tickets, lunch, and a boat trip:

Distance from Side to Demre

The distance between Side and Demre is 218 km.

The distance from Side to Demre may seem insignificant to you. Side is one of the holiday destinations from where you can visit the Church of St. Nicholas. If you are a lover of historical and cultural sites, ancient ruins, and antique artifacts, this is a must-visit destination during your stay in Turkey. Many guests will also find a boat trip in Side interesting.

What to see in Demre

Demre is one of the most popular Turkish cities. It is here that St. Nicholas lived in his final years. The church, which was once destroyed by an earthquake, bears his name. However, it has been restored and can be seen in Demre. Additionally, there is a house and sarcophagus where, according to legends, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was buried.

Lycian city of Myra

The ruins of the ancient city of Myra are famous for their unique tombs. These are the largest Lycian tombs in the entire country, carved into the cliffs for the affluent residents of ancient Myra. According to ancient beliefs, the soul of the person buried in the rock goes to paradise. The ruins of the Greco-Roman theater and other Roman buildings are remarkably well-preserved here.

Sunken city of Kekova

Kekova is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. In the northern part of the island, there are the ruins of an ancient settlement called Dolichiste. In the 2nd century BCE, it was destroyed by an earthquake, and the buildings sank almost completely. Several large structures still rise above the water, but most of the houses are submerged. The coast of Kekova is an area with numerous ancient artifacts.

A boat trip to the ancient city of Kekova, which sank hundreds of years ago. A pilgrimage to the area where St. Nicholas the Wonderworker lived and preached. A visit to the ancient city of Myra to see the surviving ruins of antiquity.

The yacht trip allows you to see a large number of interesting objects, such as marble stairs and columns, ruins of city structures, a port, and Lycian tombs. You can observe the remains of the city through a glass window on the bottom of the boat. Our tour agency, Side-Tours, is one of the leading organizers of excursions to historical landmarks in Turkey!

The cost of the tour to Demre, Myra and Kekova from Side includes: a boat tour to the sunken city of Kekova, insurance, services of a guide, transfer to and from the hotel, entrance tickets, and lunch.

Demre Myra Kekova from Side price 2024

  1 Adult 30£
  1 Kids (4-7) 18£
  1 Infants (0-3) Free
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Demre Myra Kekova from Side program

  • Demre Myra Kekova from Side - the tour starts from a free transfer from hotels
  • First stop for breakfast (we recommended to take with you a lunch box from the hotel)
  • Visit to the ancient city of Myra with ancient Roman amphitheater and Lycian rock tombs
  • Excursion to the city Demre, where guests will visit the house of St. Nicholas, his personal library, the church etc.
  • Excursion to legendary sacred sarcophagus, where were kept relics of St. Nicholas
  • Transfer of the tourists to the port of Kekova and boarding on boat
  • Boat tour on a comfortable yacht along to sunken city of Dolhiste, buried under water many centuries ago
  • Excursion to the ancient ruins of houses and buildings, artifacts and statues buried under the water column, using special windows on the boat
  • Way back to the port
  • Return of participants to their hotels

You need to know

  • Tour days: wednesday, friday, sunday
  • Tour hours: 06:00 — 20:00
  • Includes: transfer from the hotel and back, insurance, services of guide, lunch, boat tour
  • Excludes: entrance ticket, drinks
  • Recommended: lunch box from the hotel, water, comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses

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