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Alanya > Demre Myra Kekova Tour From Alanya

Demre Myra Kekova Tour From Alanya

  Last Updated: April 18, 2024

Demre Myra Kekova tour from Alanya is a day trip to visit Myra ancient city & St. Nicholas Church and have the sunken city boat trip. Combine the history and beauty of ancient Lycian cities with a professional guide.

This day trip is a 3-in-one tour. You will see the amphitheatre and the rock tombs of Myra, the Church of Santa Claus in Demre, and the underwater town of Kekova.

Did you know that Santa Claus lived in Turkey? The legend of a Father Christmas is believed to have originated from Saint Nicholas, who lived in Demre in ancient times. You will visit his hometown and follow in his footsteps as you discover all the region offers.

You will see the ancient city of Myra with your guide and explore the ancient theatre, famous stone faces and rock-cut graves.

There will be a boat ride across the sea to visit the island of Kekova and its underwater ruins of what was once a thriving fishing and port town of the Mediterranean.

All this and more await you on this very informative journey from Alanya.

📅 Tour Days:Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
⏱️ Tour Hours:3:00 AM – 8:00 PM
✔️ Includes:Transfer, lunch, guiding, boat trip
📌 Highlights:Myra ancient city, St. Nicholas church, Kekova sunken city

Demre Myra Kekova Tour From Alanya Price

In 2024, Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour price is between €40 to €75. Children between ages of 4 and 7 are discounted and under 4 are free of charge.

Price difference of tour packages are due to varying entrance fees inclusions.

Sunken City Boat Trip & Lunch€40€20
Myra Ancient City, Sunken City Boat Trip & Lunch€60€20
St. Nicholas Church, Myra Ancient City, Sunken City Boat Trip & Lunch€75€20

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Comfortable Bus (Full A/C)
  • Lunch
  • Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance Fees
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses

Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour Itinerary

Pick-up time from your hotel is around 3:00 AM. You will travel in a fully air-conditioned coach towards the breakfast stop. The restaurant is in Kumluca and has a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Myra Ancient City

Following this brief stop, you will go to Myra, where your guide will give you historical facts about the city and be on hand to answer any questions.

You will have between 45 minutes to 1 hour to wander the old walkways and take holiday pictures of the Roman amphitheatre and Lycian rock tombs.

Sunken City Boat Trip

The itinerary continues with a boat ride to the island of Kekova. Here you will see the remnants of the ancient city of Kekova beneath the transparent waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Boat trip lasts around 1.5 hour and there are multiple swim breaks.


The next stop will be a local restaurant. Lunch is a rich buffet with soups, starters, salads, main courses, desserts and fruits. You will surely find something that suits your palate on the spread of the buffet table.

Saint Nicholas Church

Next, it’s time to visit Demre, where Father Christmas lived. You will visit Saint Nicholas Church here, which dates back to the 4th century. The church was constructed using local materials, including limestone and marble. It is a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture. You will have 1 hour time to explore the church.

Your expert guide will be on hand to give you information about the sights and answer any questions you may have.

Then, you will finally return to your transport, begin the journey to Alanya, and reach your hotel at around 8 PM.


How much is Alanya Demre, Myra, Kekova Tour?

The cost of Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour is 40 € for adults, 20 € for children between ages 4 and 7, and free for children under four years old in 2024.

Is it suitable for families?

Demre Myra Kekova tour is a great way to show your younger kids where Father Christmas used to live. And it may be the ideal time to share the ‘truth’ about Santa Claus with older children.

Either way, this is a cultural day out with enough variation (walking, coach, boat, shopping) to keep everyone happy.

What if the boat ride isn't for me?

Suppose you want to avoid participating in the Kekova boat tour. In that case, you can let your guide, and they can show you to a comfortable waiting area.

Are drinks included?

While your ticket covers lunch, any drinks you wish to purchase are charged locally.

Operated by: Nicholas Travel

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Jennifer Lienhard

Couple Traveller

What an incredible journey! Early pick up was totally worth it for breathtaking view at breakfast stop. Myra and its ancient ruins were fascinating and boat trip to Sunken City was a unique experience. Delicious buffet lunch and visit to Saint Nicholas Church made this tour unforgettable. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Highly recommend!

Caroline Lally

Couple Traveller

Fantastic experience! Highly recommended for all ages and skill levels. Only downside is that tomb steps are not wheelchair accessible. Attractions were delightful and boat trip was both interesting and enjoyable.

Abshiro Xersi

Family Traveller

Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour was a perfect blend of history and natural beauty. Myra’s ancient city and Roman amphitheatre were awe-inspiring. Buffet lunch was delicious. Our guide made trip informative and enjoyable. Must do excursion!

Joéme Dombaxi Tepa

Solo Traveller

Had an amazing excursion! Guide was knowledgeable, sharing insights about country and visited sights. Food, typical of region, was sufficient. Traveling in a small group made it stress free. Would definitely book this trip again.

Hussam Samhouri

Couple Traveller

Well organized tour with a prompt pick up. Myra’s ancient city was a trip back in time, and boat ride to Kekova was magical. Visit to Saint Nicholas Church added a spiritual touch. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, a fantastic day exploring history and natural wonders.