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Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour

Would you like to diversify your beach vacation by visiting interesting tourist attractions in Turkey and enriching yourself with cultural and historical knowledge? Then you will definitely like the excursion to Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour.

Respecting the national heritage of humanity allows us to see with our own eyes how our ancestors lived before us. How cities were built, how the dead were buried. How the culture developed and various historical events took place. During the journey you will delve into the past of ancient people who lived long before our time.

Early in the morning, depart from your hotel in a comfortable bus to Demre, next to which is the ancient city of Mira. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker himself lived and carried his flock here. Valuable not only for Christianity but also for all of history, the city today contains several preserved buildings, a large amphitheater and amazing rock-cut tombs. According to the legend of ancient people, the higher a person is buried, the closer he is to paradise. Maybe they were right and maybe they weren’t. But these tombs will capture your imagination.

In Demre, visit the Church of St. Nicholas, where the miracle worker is buried, and shop for various religious paraphernalia in the church shop.

After lunch, take a short boat trip to Kekova Island, which is encumbered with the underwater realm of the sunken city of Simena, the outline of which is visible under the transparent azure waters. The underwater ancient city will leave vivid impressions and beautiful photos on your cameras.

On the way back you will stop at a wine shop where you will be offered various masterpieces of local winemakers as well as an onyx workshop. And in the evening you will arrive back at your hotel.

Excursion to Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour, you will learn a lot from history steeped in the secret life of ancient people, see a charming underwater city and take away a lot of good impressions and souvenirs.

Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour Price 2024

In 2024, Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour price is between €40 to €75. Children between ages of 4 and 7 are discounted and under 4 are free of charge.

Price difference of tour packages are due to varying entrance fees inclusions.

Tour Adult Child
Sunken City Boat Trip & Lunch €40 €20
Myra Ancient City, Sunken City Boat Trip & Lunch €60 €20
St. Nicholas Church, Myra Ancient City, Sunken City Boat Trip & Lunch €75 €20

Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’

Included / Not Included

  • Boat trip to the underground city of Kekova
  • transfer from / to the hotel
  • English Guiding
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees

Days & Time

Tour days: Daily

Tour duration: 6:30am – 7:30pm

Side Hotels Transfer: Pick up from your hotel

Would you like to join another excursion in Side? Check out Perge Aspendos Tour From Side.

Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour Program

In the morning at 6:30 AM you will be picked up from your hotel and transported by comfortable transport on your journey through the ancient cities of Turkey. On the way you will stop at a picturesque place to rest, have breakfast and drive to the city of Demre, next to which is the ancient city of Myra. After seeing all the sights and taking a lot of photos against the backdrop of the amphitheater, beautiful landscape and impressive rock tombs, return to Demre to visit the Church of St. Nicholas and the church shop, which has a variety of unique items.

Pickup: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and enjoy a 3 hour and 30 minute drive. The bus is modern, comfortable and fully air-conditioned to ensure a pleasant experience. A professional tour guide will accompany you in this amazing experience and provide interesting facts about the places you will visit. During the drive you can see some small villages and the natural beauty of the Taurus Mountains.

Breakfast: A breakfast stop will be made near the city of Antalya. Breakfast is included in the price and is the ideal way to feel refreshed and relaxed after a long bus journey.

Side Kekova Sunken City Tour: On Side Kekova Sunken City Tour, your first stop will be at the seaside village of Üçağız. From there, take a glass-bottom boat for an excursion to Kekova Island. You can observe and photograph the sunken city and ruins. At the same time, your guide will provide you with important information about this city. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the turquoise waters of Kekova. The boat ride takes about an hour.

Lunch:Once you reach the pier, the bus will take you to a local restaurant. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy a buffet lunch with various salads, rice, soups and noodles. The excursion continues with a visit to St. Nicholas or Santa Claus Church. This famous place is among the most visited places by both locals and tourists. You will spend 45 minutes there while your guide will explain you everything you need to know about this place. Aside from its religious importance, this place also has great architectural design, icons and mosaics.

Myra Ancient City: The last stop of the excursion will be made at Myra Ancient City. Within the hour you spend there, you can observe the interesting architecture of the place. Due to the fact that the city is built amphitheatrically, it allows for high-quality acoustics. The ancient city of Myra has a number of tombs carved into rocks and mountains.

Return Back: Once your last stop is complete, return to the bus for your return journey. The excursion ends in the afternoon when you arrive back at your hotel.

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Side Demre Myra Kekova Tour price 2024

Adult: 40 €

Child: 20 €

Infant: Free

What is included in the price of Excursion to Demre Myra Kekova from Side?

The price of Demre Myra Kekova excursion from Side includes transfer from your hotel and back, insurance, professional English-speaking guide, boat ride, entrance tickets and lunch.

How long is the trip to Demre Myra Kekova from Side?

Excursion to Demre Myra Kekova from Side lasts in the morning from 6.30am to 7.30pm. Total tour time is approximately 10 hours.

How far is Demre Myra Kekova from Side?

The distance to Demre, Myra, Kekova from Side is 2 hours 50 min (216.0 km) via D400 

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