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12 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

36 people


English, German, Polish, Russian, Turkish

About this tour

Explore Turkey’s stunning Demre province and enjoy a boat trip to the sunken island of Kekova. Visit the Lycian necropolises of Teimiussa and Myra.

Demre, Myra and Sunken City Kekova Tour – Full-day trip from Antalya to Demre, a province on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. See the Lycian town of Myra, once home to St Nicholas of Myra (the original Santa Claus)
This is a full day tour combination with half day boat, half day bus. See the finest monuments of historic Lycia, find sunken cities and uncover the origins of Santa Claus on this enthralling tour.

After a drive along the coast between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean you arrive at Cayagzı or Ucagiz Marina in Demre. Embark in a typical wooden boat for around a one and half hour cruise and take in the ruins of the sunken city in Kekova. The shoreline is strewn with ancient ruins of entire towns partly immersed in the waters. Enjoy the opportunity of a swimming break (season and weather permitting) to cool down.

Then we will proceed to Myra, one of the most beautiful parts of Anatolia to visit the ruined city with its impressive Lycian rock cut tombs and the ancient amphitheatre. Myra was one of the most important port cities of the Lycian civilisation and an important centre of religion.

We fnish the day with the Church of St. Nicholas, the most important sight in the area and the real home of Father Christmas (Santa Claus). The earliest church of St. Nicholas at Myra was built in the 6th century. The present day church was constructed mainly from the 8th century onward; a monastery was added in the 11th century. In the last few years the frescos have been repaired and the artwork retouched.Return in the late evening to Antalya where tour concludes with a hotel drop-off to your Antalya hotel.


  • Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful Demre province in Turkey
  • Visit the ancient town of Myra located on the river Myros
  • Discover the fascinating underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear water (summer)


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
  • Lunch set menu
  • Boat tour to sunken city
  • Entrance fee to Myra
  • English speaking guidance (can be multilingual)
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee to St Nicolaus Church
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities (optional)


> Available from April till November every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 24 hours
> The pick-up time is approx. 06:00
> Drop off approx. 20:00
> Pick-up and drop off outside the main entrance of your hotel
> Offered as Private and Regular Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
> Infants must sit on lap if seats N/A
> Regular tour can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

We Suggest
> Sunglasses
> Swimsuit (summer)
> Towel (summer)
> Suntan cream (summer)
> Hat
> Comfortable shoes


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