Would you like to take a trip that will allow you to immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere? Having gone inside, you will see the ruins of ancient cities and magnificent picturesque rocks, as well as the turquoise transparent waters of the Mediterranean Sea, at the bottom of which there are fragments of ancient civilization, and even the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Belek Demre Myra Kekova Tour , adds variety to your vacation. Thanks to this trip you will learn a lot of new and interesting things.
You will visit the ancient Roman city of Myra, which used to be the capital of Lycia, one of its provinces. Here you will see the majestic amphitheater that has been perfectly preserved and where various events are still held today.
The main attraction are the tombs carved into the rock. They will surprise you with their exquisite shape and resemblance to temples. Lycian craftsmen skillfully carved them directly into the rock, and then rich Lycians were buried in.
You will be amazed by the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker – a popular spot for Orthodox pilgrims. The sarcophagus in which Nicholas the Wonderworker was buried is kept here. The relics are no longer there, in 1087 they were transported to Italy, where they are kept to this day. However, this does not prevent the temple from being a very energetically powerful place.
A boat trip to the submerged city of Kekova will bring you real pleasure. Through the glass windows in the bottom of the yacht you can see the ruins that were submerged and the remains of the ancient city that are on the shore.
If you decide to go on a leisure trip to Belek Demre Myra Kekova Tour, you will not only get the maximum aesthetic pleasure from the fascinating monuments of ancient architecture, but also learn a lot of interesting facts of history.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every Day|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||6:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Belek Hotels Transfer, guiding, lunch, boat trip|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Kekova sunken city, home of St Nicholas, ancient rock tombs|
Belek Demre Myra Kekova Tour price is 40 Euro. Child price is 20 Euro ( 4 – 7 Ages ). Under 3 years old.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
At 06:30 in the morning, a comfortable, air-conditioned bus will arrive at your hotel and take you on a unique journey. On the way you will make a stop at a café where you can have breakfast. You can take your lunch box with breakfast from your hotel. If you wish, you can choose something from the restaurant’s menu during your stay.
After breakfast drive to the ancient city of Myra. After seeing the sights, you will be taken to the Icon Shop and on to the Nikolai Church. After a hearty lunch, explore the sunken city of Kekova. A wide range of wines will be presented to you in the wonderful wine shop before heading to your hotel. And the onyx workshop will delight you with delicious souvenirs. In the evening return to your hotel.
You will see the ancient Lycian city close to the modern Turkish city of Demre . Unfortunately, the exact founding date is not known. However, there is a version that dates back to the 5th century BC. existed.
The city owes its name to the resin from which frankincense is made (myrrh).
Myra is known for being where Nicholas the Wonderworker lived and preached.
The most famous attraction is the necropolis. You will be impressed by its unusual appearance. The tombs are carved into the rocks high above the ground. This is due to the beliefs of the ancient townspeople. Belief says the higher the burial, the closer the soul is to heaven, the quicker it will get there. You can see the beautifully preserved facades that resemble ancient Greek temples. They look great despite being over two thousand years old.
You will definitely pay attention to the magnificent amphitheater that is well preserved and still used for various purposes today. It has 35 rows and a capacity of 10 thousand people. In it you can feel the spirit of antiquity, it conveys it perfectly.
A major attraction of the city is the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, built in his honor after his death. In the city of Myra Nicholas was bishop for 43 years. For all believers, he is considered the protector of children, the propitiator of enemies, and the protector of those unjustly condemned. He brought Christmas presents to children and became the prototype of the modern day Santa Claus. Over time, the church went underground and was discovered only in 1850 by the Russian traveler AN Muravyov. He began raising funds for her restoration.
Today the church has the status of a museum. Here you can see the sarcophagus in which Nicholas the Wonderworker was buried. Touching is considered a great success. You will be amazed by the frescoes from the 11th century that have survived to this day.
A very nice place with a friendly and pleasant atmosphere.
After exploring the most interesting sights, you will be offered a hearty and delicious lunch to help you recover.
You will embark on an amazing journey to Kekova Island. Despite its small area, it contains the ruins of four ancient cities.
The island of Kekova was inhabited by humans as early as the 2nd century AD. It has always been the subject of controversy and regularly changed hands. Initially it belonged to Byzantium, then to the Ottoman Empire, and after World War I Italy fought for it. Only in 1932 did he finally go over to Turkey.
It will surprise you, but archaeologists have not conducted extensive research here. And Jacques Yves Cousteau and his team found the remains of a ship that dates back to 1300 BC. in these waters sailed.
On the island in the northern part, the town of Dolihiste is perfectly preserved. There are parts of it both on land and under water.
Your excursion will take place in a special boat with a transparent bottom. This provides an excellent overview for a detailed study of the ancient city’s debris and household items. They are located at a shallow depth, and since the water in these parts of the Mediterranean is transparent, you can easily see paved streets, remains of columns, amphorae, and even fragments of ancient statues.
The ruins of townhouses, the foundations of an old church, original tombs and drinking water cisterns have been preserved along the island’s coast. All of this deserves your attention.
The ruins of the ancient city will impress you greatly. And in combination with a boat trip, this trip will be truly amazing and unforgettable.
After visiting all the sights, a bus will be waiting for you to take you comfortably back to your hotel.
Belek Demre Myra Kekova Tour prices are:
Adult: 40 €
Child: 20 €
The price of Belek to Demre, Myra, Kekova excursion includes insurance, transfer, tickets to all attractions of the tour, lunch, boat trip to underground city of Kekova.
Excursion from Belek to Demre, Mira, Kekova lasts from 06:30 to 19:00. Total tour time is approximately 11 hours.
3 hours 30 min (202.0 km) via D400 to Demre, Myra, Kekova from Belek.