Demre, Myra, Kekova — the most popular places that Christians visit during their holidays in Alanya mostly. This culture tour organized by our company attracts attention with its rich history and beauty not only for rich Christian world but also other religious members. Our daily excursion to Demre-Mira-Kekova from Alanya starts with pick up your from hotels early morning. Shortly, we will stop on road for breakfast and other personal needs. During journey, our guide gives you detailed information about Turkey, these wonderful cultural places. Organized trip named Demre-Myra-Kekova from Alanya we're gonna visit to Kekova island which is known as Turkey's largest non-human island, underwater sunken city, rock cemeteries, Mira antique city, Nicolas's church.
Firstly, we visit Demre, which was more important Byzantine period's cities.
After having visited some historical places, your are head to Mira city, locating a few kilometers far from Demre, set in rocks overlooking the sea, richer with ruins, tombs, Lucian inscriptions spread out over a wide area. This ancient city is famous especially for Lycian Period Rock Tombs and Roman Theater too which has 29 seats and 9-10 thousand spectators capacity. These rock tombs, inscriptions, coins show that Myra has survived from the 5th century BC. One of Byzantine period leading cities Myra as well as religious aspect, is also known as the place where Saint Nicholas lived. St. Nicholas, who was city bishop in the 4th century AD, reached the rank of Saint following his death and built church in his name. In addition to being a worship place, it is particular importance that the sarcophagus of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) is here. You will be heading to Nicholas church following lunch break in Mira.
Excursion to Demre-Myra-Kekova from Alanya continues with the next destination, that is an ancient Kekova where is impossible for human life because of formed rocks. Here we go on boat tour by wooden ships. During trip Demre-Myra-Kekova from Alanya participants find an opportunity for watching sunken city from boat, takes about 1.5 hours. Kekova is surrounded by ruins. This quite enjoyable boat journey continues an hour and a half till island. Dolkisthe ancient city's remains on this island are quite abundant, as a result of earthquakes or landslides, Kekova remained under water, but you can still see underwater remains.
During Demre-Myra-Kekova from Alanya, short swimming break can also be provided when weather and sea are available. After full boat trip, we return harbor, depart on our way to hotel.
History lovers can get information on our web site about another historical tour like Kurshunlu-Aspendos-Side from Alanya
NOTE: For children under 6 years old, we do not provide a separate seat in the bus. Children sit with adults (in their arms). If you want your child under 6 years of age to occupy seat on the bus, when ordering excursions, issue your children as children aged (7-12) years old.