Hop aboard on this magical Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour that will whisk you back in time to 1000s of years ago. Explore ancient lands; sit in the seats in the amphitheatre where once upon a time crowds would have been cheering loudly for the act they were watching on the very stage before you. Investigate as you feast your eyes on the mystifying rock tombs from this enchanting ancient leading city that is still standing from the Byzantine period. Travel to the historical and religious city of Demre where you will find the sacred church of Saint Nicholas. Yes, that’s correct- Father Christmas!
Marvel at the colourful mosaics and amazing stonework that includes the infamous stone altar and four surrounding stone pillars. Take a jaunt aboard a stunning glass bottomed boat where you will head directly over the sunken city of Kekova. Examine and scrutinize the remains of a once flourishing city that is now home to some attractive Mediterranean Sea life. So don’t wait any longer, and let your excitement begin for this fantastic excursion that lets nature join forces with history to present you with a perfect day out.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every day|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||Between 05:00 to 20:00|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Alanya Hotels Transfer, Lunch, Insurance, English Guiding|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Visit the birthplace of Father Christmas himself, Experience the underwater world, Combine three places of interest in one excursion, Explore further afield and experience the Turkish coast|
Alanya Demre Myra Kekova Tour price is 40 Euro. Children price is 20 Euro ( 4 – 11 Ages ), Under 6 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
A modern, clean and comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Alanya with thanks to a professional, experienced and friendly driver. From here you will make your way to the first stop which is to the Ancient city of Myra. You will be able to gaze upon the well preserved amphitheatre which can seat up to 11,000 spectators. Imagine yourself back in the Byzantine era being entertained on this very stage as crowds cheer and applaud! The travel guide will provide you with lots of information and facts about here, including how an earthquake caused damage but was then repaired to restore it back to its greatness. Myra was once one of the leading ancient cities, and is host to many Greco- Roman rock tombs. You will have the chance to explore these fascinating rock tombs, take some photos and enjoy listening to all of the amazing facts and information about details.
Next you will be taken to Demre city, which is home to the sacred church of St. Nicholas. Once you are here, you will be able to see for yourself the amazing stonework that is inside this church. The stone altar and its four pillars are simply stunning, you maybe wonder about having a church service here whilst you visit, however the church has been made into a museum so there are no services held in this church. The ancient city of Demre holds a special place in Christianity because it is widely known that St. Paul and his fellow Christian men were famous Christian Missionaries in this area.
Next it will be time for lunch where you can enjoy a nutritious and filling meal that has been freshly prepared for you using Türkiye’s finest produce. Whilst eating you can enjoy the cultural atmosphere and begin to ponder about the next area you will visit the sunken city of Kekova!
Feeling content and full of yumminess it will be time to make your way to the port where you will board the amazing and spacious glass bottomed boat. This once lively and flourishing city was unfortunately, damaged by an earthquake during the 2nd century, resulting in it literally sliding below sea level. The tour guide will tell you some really gripping facts and also point out parts of the city to you that will be of interest.
After an amazing day it will be time to head back to your hotel where you will arrive at around 19.00, making it perfect timing for a shower and your evening meal.
Alanya Demre Mira Kekova Tour prices are:
Adult: 40 Euro
Child: 20 Euro
You will receive the transfer, your lunch, a professional travel guide and entrance to the glass bottomed sunken city boat tour.
You will need to bring your personal spending money for items such as snacks, drinks and entrance fees to St. Nicholas church/museum.
The church is no longer in service and it has been turned into a museum for visitors to enjoy.
The boat (and its glass) meets all the national safety requirements and of course the boat is up to date with all of its safety checks.
There will be no sharks but you will be sure to see some interesting sea life down there inhabiting the city!
Please state when booking if you require any special dietary food.
The tombs were carved about 350 BC!