Myra & St. Nicholas Church & Kekova

Kas Port

PRIVATE

from 53 CAD to 318 CAD
Per Person Based On Your Group Size

Kas Port

SHARED

53 CAD per person

Max. 8 people group size

Visiting: Kas, Demre, Myra, St. Nicholas Church, Kekova, Ucagiz,

Duration: 7 hours

After picking you
up from your port in Kas, you will start the guided tour of Tour of Demre, Myra and Kekova.

We will drive through the scenic country side for
1 hour, first stop of the day will be for Demre, an important agricultural town on the Mediterranean coast of Anatolia and the modern counterpart of the ancient town of Myra. It was part of the historic region of Lycia once. Here you can visit the ruins of Myra and see the famous Lycian monuments. The famous rock-tombs of Myra are in two main groups, one above the theatre and the other in a place called the river necropolis on the east side.
When the first foreign explorers discovered it, the tombs were colourfully painted with red, yellow and blue. It makes us imagine how colourful the whole cliff face would have been.














After Myra you will get to visit the Church of St. Nicholas. This ruined Byzantine church contains the tomb of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra who lived in the 5th century AD.
This priest who later became Santa Claus
was famous for his powers of healing
he gave to those in need. The earliest church of St. Nicholas was built in the 6th century AD, supposedly over St. Nicholas' tomb. The church was rebuilt before and the present
one is from the 9th century. It was further rebuilt in 1042 under the patronage of Constantine X and a monastery was added at that time or shortly after. It was restored by
Czar Alexander II who bought
it in 1863, but the renovation was not completed.
Excavations and restorations were


complete during the 1960's and still continue today beginning
from the early 1990's, while the wall painting restorations were
continued from 2000-2005.

By this time we know you will be hungry. Enjoy
lunch break in a traditional Turkish restaurant in Demre. After the delightful Turkish lunch
you will take a boat to picturesque Kekova Island,
the ancient city of Kekova which was once joined to the mainland. However, following a series of earthquakes many centuries ago, it’s now six metres below the sea. Why not hire a kayak and sail over the calm waters, you will see the amazing sight of
the remains of buildings and walls of an ancient town destroyed by earthquakes about 2000 years ago. There will be opportunities to swim and snorkel if you wish.

Opposite Kekova island is Kalekoy (known as Simena in ancient Lycian times). This lovely little town can only be reached by boat. It
is so charming that you might be wondering if it was designed just
for tourism. You can visit the castle for a small entrance fee (payable direct). Inside the castle is a tiny amphitheatre. Your tour also takes in the ancient city of Teimiussa near today's village of Ucagiz, which is another charming little village that looks like a real life postcard with cute restaurants and
cafes.
At Teimiussa, you will get to see
the remain of the necropolis of Teimiussa, an ancient town which has been completely buried.

Food/Beverage

Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour. We will suggest options for local Turkish restaurants and provide ample time for you to have a sit-down lunch.

Included

- Port pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Luxury air-con coach
- Licensed tour guide
- Drinking water in vehicle
- VAT

Exclude

- Lunch and beverages
- Gratuities (optional)

Dress

This tour requires a bit of walking and boat trip, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes or sandals. As it can be very hot in summer months, please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun gear with you.

Private Exclusive, Flexible, Guaranteed

  • Kas Port
  • 1 318 CAD
  • 2 212 CAD
  • 3 106 CAD
  • 4 88 CAD
  • 5 71 CAD
  • 6 53 CAD
  • 7 53 CAD
  • 8 53 CAD

Shared Small group tour with maximum 8 people

  • Kas Port
  • 1 53 CAD

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