Originally a coastal city the gradual build up of silt from the Demre stream has left it stranded several miles away from the sea. Myra was abandoned after the Arab invasions in the 9th century A.D. The rock tombs and amphitheatre are worth a visit to Simena ( Kekova)
Simena ( Kekova ) is one of the most beautiful places of the region, one that can be reached by boat When you approach the region by boat or view the areas from the top one of the things that catches your eye the most is the Lycian type sarcophagi in the sea.
Demre (St Nicholas Church) is the town where Santa Claus first brought joy. Actually it was St Nicholas who lived and worked in Demre ,and who was Iater transmuted into the jolly Christmas elf. An 11th-century church in Demre once held his earthly remains.Today the Church of St Nicholas is Demre’s most visited site.
Çayagzi, 5km west of Demre, was called Andriake in Roman times, and has more ruins, a decent beach, and a small harbour.
Available from: This excursion is avaiable from Side, Belek, Lara, Kemer
Duration: Full day
Includes: Transport, Guide, Entrance fees to Myra & Church, Boat trip, Lunch
Does not include: Drinks
Restrictions: This tour may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties
Pick up time: 07:30 – 09:30
Drop Off Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Operated: All year round