Myra Kekova & Demre Tour from Antalya
Day Tour to Perge Aspendos & Side Ancient Cities
We collect you from your hotel in Antalya. Meet with the local tour guide. You are going to have to relax and history tour together on this day. We depart from Antalya 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 will have lunch. After the lunch, sail over turquoise waters to the Kekova Island for Kekova Tour. Explore 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. After the tour, we drive back to Antalya and transfer you to your hotels.
Information for the sites:
St. Nicholas Church: Best known as the patron saint of children, who was born at Patara around AD. 300 and bishop of Myra where he died. The miracles he performed in lifetime and stories that surrounded him have identified today in the west with father Christmas.
Myra: Some of the finest examples of Lycian funerary architecture are to be found at Myra, near the expanding present day town of Demre. The site, about a mile from the town includes a vast Roman theater in good repair and build against a cliff face that also 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 jumble of the architecture of death is dramatic.
Kekova: An hour from Dalyangazi by sea, especially by sea especially enjoyable for the yachtsmen, is the islands of Kekova (home of the sun). Kekova is also the name of picturesque islands, numerous bays, and ancient 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 chest type tombs spread out along the coastline lies at Theimussa near the present day.