Demre Myra Kekova tour from Antalya is one of the most exotic journeys. It is a cruise through the cities of antiquity that delights history fans.
First, you’ll see the ancient cities of Lycia, a country that existed thousands of years ago in Turkey. Then, you will visit the famous flooded city of Kekova by boat and see its buildings right through the wonderfully clear water!
A professional English-speaking guide will also take you to St. Nicholas Church, the Amphitheatre in Demre, the tombs carved into the rocks of Myra and much more.
It is impossible to mention the ancient towns of Demre and Myra without mentioning the origins of Santa Claus. Good old St. Nicholas was a historical figure recorded as having lived in the area during the Hellenistic Period. This is the perfect excursion to walk in the footsteps of Father Christmas himself.
Of course, this could be two trips in one, as you will also have a boat ride to the Island of Kekova. From the boat, as you near the Island of Kekova, you will be able to see the remains of a once thriving harbour town that is not under the water near its coast. The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean appear to magnify the columns and even sarcophagi that lay at the bottom of the sea, and you will be amazed at how well preserved they are.
On this tour, you can get up close and personal with ancient Lycian rock tombs and see the faces and patterns carved into the old buildings and temples.
You can enter the amphitheatre and sit as if sitting down for an ancient Roman play. There is a Byzantine Church named after its patron Saint Nicholas that is said to be his final resting place.
|📅 Tour Days:||Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||6:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, lunch, guiding, boat trip|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Myra ancient city, St. Nicholas church, Kekova sunken city|
In 2023, the price of the Antalya Demre Myra Kekova Tour is 40 € for adults, 20 € for children between the ages of 3 and 7, and free for children under two years old.
You will embark on your journey as soon as your fully air-conditioned coach picks you up from your hotel.
The first historical site in your itinerary is the Church of Saint Nicholas, where your guide will give you a brief history and answer any of your queries.
You will then head down to the small harbour, where you will embark upon your water visit to the Island of Kekova and the ruins held within its waters.
Upon arrival at the harbour, you will make a short stop for your midday meal. Lunch will be served as a buffet with various options to suit most dietary needs and tastes.
The final destination in your itinerary before returning to Antalya will be the city of Myra. Occupied mainly by the Greeks, this city was home to Saint Nicholas. Here you will be able to stroll along the cobbled walkways admiring the carvings and signs of yesteryear.
After you visit the amphitheatre and rock tombs, you will rejoin your coach to begin your return to Antalya.
The Antalya Demre Myra Kekova Tour costs 40 € for adults, 20 € for children between ages 3 and 7, and free for children under two years old in 2023.
Your tour includes transfers by air-conditioned coach, a local professional guide, a boat trip, lunch and insurance.
The journey takes around 2.5 hours, not including the convenience stops.
Excursions take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.