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DEMRE MYRA KEKOVA TRIP FROM ANTALYA
With your English-speaking guide you will travel to Demre, an important agricultural town on the Mediterranean coast of Anatolia.
The journey takes around 2 hours. Demre is the modern counterpart of the ancient town of Myra, once part of the historic region of Lycia Visit the ruins of Myra and see the famous Lycian monuments. These include a superb collection of rock-cut tombs, some of which were once brightly painted.
Look carefully and you may spot log cabin features carved into the rock of the tombs, probably showing the domestic architecture of the time.
Myra also has an impressive 2nd century theater, with many carvings and inscriptions still visible. You will also 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 much-loved priest was famous for his powers of healing and the anonymous gifts he gave to those in need.
After lunch you will take a boat to picturesque Kekova Island, once a notorious haunt of pirates.As you sail over the calm waters, you will see the remains of buildings and walls of an ancient town destroyed by earthquakes about 2000 years ago.Your tour also takes in the ancient city of Teimiussa near today's village of ucagiz.
You will see a necropolis (cemetery) with many sarcophagi, mainly from the Roman period.At the end of the excursion you will be dropped back at your hotel in Antalya.
DAYS AVAILABLE : Wednesday - Sunday
PICK UP TIME : 6am
RETURN TIME : 8pm
INCLUDED : Guide - Transport - Lunch
BRING ALONG: Money for drinks, Camera
SUITABLE : Suitable for all ages,under 18 with legal guardian
IMPORTANT : Customers with preexisting medical conditions (e.g nut allergy) must inform us at the time of booking, this is important for us.
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