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|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, lunch, guiding, boat trip|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Myra ancient city, St. Nicholas church, Kekova sunken city|
In 2023, price of Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour is 40 € for adults, 20 € for children between age 3 and 7, free for children under 2 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cost of Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour is 40 € for adults, 20 € for children between ages 3 and 7, and free for children under two years old in 2023.
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.
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.
While your ticket covers lunch, any drinks you wish to purchase are charged locally.