|Duration :||Full Day Antalya Day Tour|
|Visiting Sights :||Myra – Kekova & Demre|
|Tour Price :||From 89 Euro|
Antalya Myra Kekova & Demre Tour
Highlights of the tour:
Drive from Antalya to Demre, a province on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast line
Visit the Lycian town of Myra, once home to St Nicholas of Myra (the original Santa Claus)
Boat sail to Kekova Island, where you will have opportunity to swim or snorkel
Learn about the sunken city of Simena at Kekova Island
Myra – Kekova & Demre Day Tour from Antalya
Pick up from your hotel in Antalya and meet with your local tourist tour guide. You will have relax and history tour together on this day. We depart for Myra, Demre and Kekova day tour and drive to Demre to visit the best examples of Lycian tombs at Myra and St. Nicholas Church the saint to whom is referred to as Santa Claus.
We have lunch. After the our lunch, sail over turquoise waters to the Kekova Island for Kekova Tour. Discover the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. We will have opportunities to swim if desired, so do not forget your bathing suit and towel. We drive back to Antalya and transfer you to your hotels.
Information for the sites:
Myra: Some of the finest examples of Lycian funerary architecture are to be found at Myra, near the explanding present day town of Demre. The site, about a mile from the town includes a vast Roman theatre in good repair and build against a cliff face that olso houses too impressive sets of Lycian tombs. Many of the tombs have long cabin features carved into the rocks, presumably reflecting the domestic architecture of the period. Carvings above are mostly in poor repair but the overall effect to this jumple of the architecture of death is dramatic.
St. Nicholas Church: Best known as the patron saint of children, who was born at Patara araund AD. 300 and bishop of Myra where he died. The miracles he performed in life time and stories that surrounded him have identified today in the west with father christmas.
Kekova: An hour from Dalyangazi by sea, especialy by sea especialy enjoyable for the yacht-men, is the islands of Kekova (home of the sun). Kekova is also the name of picturesque islands, numerous bays and anciend cities. Along the northern shore of Kekova island, structural movements of the land over the years have caused some of the ancient houses to be totally submerged while remains of the others are scattered along the shore. A fascinating Lycian Necropolis chesttype tombs spread out along the costline lies at Theimussa near the present day.
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums in the tour programme
Parking and Road tolls
Drinks at the Lunch
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.