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Demre, Myra and Sunken City Kekova Full-Day Tour from Alanya

Visit the ruins of Kekova's sunken cities sailing on a glass vessel. See Simena Palace, visit Lycian Necropolis ' rock-cutting tombs, and visit Demre's world-famous church which included St. Nicholas's tomb.

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The trip begins early in the morning, 3:30 a.m. pick-up time from hotels in Alanya. Drive throughout Antalya, pass through the scenic resort of Kemer and stop for breakfast in a cafe with a beautiful panoramic view of the town of Kumluca. Go to Kekova instead.

It is a very picturesque route to Kekova harbour. You will see the Mediterranean sea on the left side and the small towns on the opposite, and the stunning Taurus Mountains. You will see the white turquoise water. You will follow a boat trip in Kekova for an hour to explore the ruins of the sunken settlement. The glass-bottom vessel moves gradually so that you can easily see the ruins of many houses under the surface, the steps under the water. The guide tells the past of this old Lycian region, which you can imagine how it felt. The surviving walls and gates of the ancient buildings, including a Byzantine cathedral, can be seen across the coastline of Kekova Island. There are many Lycian sarcophagi seen on the continent and in the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to dive at a relaxing break in the bright turquoise waters.

You'll travel to the old town of Myra after a thrilling cruise It is well-known for its large amphitheatre and Lycian rock-cut tombs. All of the ancient city and the magnificent necropolis of Lycia are enough time to discover. The church of St. Nicholas in Demre is the last place to visit. Every year, thousands of people come to see, explore and pray in the Sarcophagus of marble that is believed to be St. Nicholas ' original crypt. A few years ago, the building was rebuilt and is now a museum. You should definitely enjoy the interior filled with frescoes that are rather well maintained. There is a local restaurant near the church, where a buffet lunch is served. And then, as the trip is through, you're going back to Alanya. Around 7:30 pm is the time of arrival.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre
  • Entrance fee to the ancient city of Myra
  • Boat trip in Kekova 
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, candles, icons of St. Nicholas, etc.)

Additional info

  • Do not forget to bring your camera, swimsuit, sun cream, sunglasses and a sun hat.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Women are required to wear a head covering in the church.
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