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Demre Myra Kekova Tour is an amazing opportunity to both discover the cultural treasures of Anatolia and to go on a marvellous boat trip above the sunken city of Kekova on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Demre Myra Kekova Tour

The Mediterranean Region of Turkey is home to not only pristine turquoise sea, golden sand beaches and remarkable natural beauties but also innumerable historic sites and notable cultural values. On this tour, you will go on a blue voyage on the sunken city of Kekova, a hidden paradise of the Mediterranean Sea. While swimming on pristine waters, you will be amazed with the sights of ancient city ruins lying at the bottom of the sea and on the seashore. After that, in Demre, you will visit the Church of Santa Claus and Myra Ancient City and the rock tombs of Lycian civilization. You will eat your lunch from the open buffet and during the excursion, you will enjoy the extraordinary natural beauties of the Mediterranean and breathe in the fresh pine air of the Taurus Mountains.

Information About Demre Myra Kekova Tour

You can join the tour from any place between Antalya and Alanya. The time of pick-up from your hotel may vary dependent on your specific location. For those located in Side, the tour will start at 6.30 am.
Demre Myra Kekova Tour Program:
The tour will start by taking you from the doors of your hotels with our air conditioned vehicles. The first destination is a cute coastal town called Üçağız village from where you will take Kekova boat trip. This journey will take about 3 and a half hours passing by resort towns Kemer, Kumluca and Finike. You will see the Taurus Mountains and the nomadic villages on one side and pristine coasts of the Mediterranean on the other side of the road along this journey. There will also be a short break for breakfast near Antalya and you will arrive at Kekova Üçağız village.

At about 10.30, you will get on board a lovely two-story boat and go on an exciting boat trip on turquoise blue waters of Kekova. The boat has a glass floor and it will be amazing to watch the city ruins at the bottom of the sea. Our guide will also inform you about the Sunken City of Kekova and city ruins which you will see on the coast throughout this boat trip.

We will stop for a pleasant swimming break at a bay near the Island of Kekova. It will be a fantastic experience to swim in the crystal clear waters of Kekova above the city ruins. After a boat trip of one hour, we will go back to the pier and drive to the restaurant near the town of Demre. You will eat your delicious daily prepared lunch from the open buffet menu including two kinds of main courses, rice, pasta, soup and 12 different kinds of salad. Following this lunch break, you will get on the bus for the visit to St. Nicholas Church.

Before visiting Santa Claus Church, or in other words Saint Nicholas Church, there will be a visit to an iconic store displaying sacred icons and souvenirs. We will stay about 45 minutes at this sacred pilgrimage site which is visited by thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. After St.Nicholas Church visit, we will arrive at Myra Ancient City at about 2 pm. This magical place is famous for its amphitheatre with brilliant acoustic and amazing rock tombs carved into the mountains. After an hour break at this historic site, we will get on the bus to head back to Side and we will leave you at your hotels at around 6.30 pm.

Demre Myra Kekova Tour is an amazing opportunity to both discover the cultural treasures of Anatolia and to go on a marvellous boat trip above the sunken city of Kekova on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Boat Trip

Kekova Boat Trip And The Ancient City Of Simena

The peaceful Lycian Union is known to be the first civilization which adopted democracy as a form of government. The Ancient Lycian civilization was a union consisted of 23 cities along the coastline of Anatolia such as Olympos, Myra, Phaselis, and Simena. Simena means "mother goddess" in Luwian language and the city's history goes back to the 4th century BC. It was a coastal city in the union and as a result of some earthquakes in the region in the 2nd century AD some parts of the city sank into the sea and consequently the inhabitants abandoned the city. In the course of time, a small settlement named Kaleköy was built on the remains of the ancient city. During Kekova Boat Tour, you will see Simena city ruins, Kaleköy and Simena Castle from Medieval Age. While you are sunbathing on the top floor of the boat, you will be amazed by the spectacular sights around you and then you will leave yourself into the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Church

Church Of St. Nicholas

Known in different cultures with different names - such as Santa Klaus, Pere Noel, Weihnachtsmann, Sinterklaas - Saint Nicholas or Nikolaos of Myra was born in 300 BC in Patara into a wealthy family. Saint Nikolaos, who is believed to have spent his wealth and fortune on the poor and to have performed many miracles, died in the city of Myra where he had served as archbishop. Santa Claus is known as the protector of children, students, travellers, sailors and the poor. When he passed away, a church was erected on his name in Myra and his tomb was placed inside this church. Now open to the public as a memorial museum, the church has been an important place of pilgrimage for Christians. The building, which is also notable for its architecture, includes Santa Claus's tomb, frescoes, icons and mosaics. Outside the building, a statue of Santa Claus which is a gift from Russia greets the visitors. Visiting this mystical and historical church will be an exciting activity for you during your holiday.

Myra

The Ancient City Of Myra

An important centre of settlement up until 11th century AD, the Ancient City of Myra is among the places to be seen in Demre. There are two separate necropolis in the city. The rock tombs carved in the mountains will amaze you. The acoustic of the 11,000-seat theater is awesome. While you are sitting on the seats of this theater, walking around the streets of the city, walking in antique baths and temples, you will feel like you have made a time travel to ancient times.

Guides

Our Guides, Vehicles And Services

Our guides will give information about the sites on the tour in English, German, Turkish and Russian languages along the tour. The boat is a cute two floor boat suitable for sunbathing on the upper deck. The boat has a glass floor, so you can see underwater along the trip. Our guides, staff at the restaurant and on the boat will warmly welcome you and deal with your needs and requests along the tour. Entrance to St Nicholas Church and Myra Ancient City is optional, so you can choose which ones you want to enter.

Includes 

Hotel Transport
Full Insurances
Open Buffet Lunch
Guiding Service
Kekova Boat Trip

Excludes

Drinks
St. Nicholas Church Entrance Fee (5 Euros)
Myra Ancient City Entrance Fee (5 Euros)
Personal Expenditures
Tips And Gratuities

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