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Demre Myra Kekova tour from Belek

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Sunken City Kekova from Belek

Belek to Sunken City Kekova excursion is a time on a stunning glass bottom boat while traveling through the sunken city in Turkey

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Excursion to Demre-Myra-Kekova from Belek is a great option to get acquainted with the history of Turkey. For a fairly affordable price, you can get acquainted with one of the first centers where the birth and development of Christianity took place. This is a pilgrimage to the holy places where St. Nicholas the Wonderworker spent his life.

Demre history

The famous Turkish city of Demre is full of sights and precious architectural treasures, since its history spans more than one century, rightfully considered the cradle of antiquity throughout Turkey. Until recently, the city was called Kale, but in 2005 the authorities gave it a new name Demre, but many also call it Mira. With this name, the settlement was first mentioned in history in the 4th century. BC e. During its existence, the city was even the "heart" of the legendary Lycian Empire.

Evolution of Santa Claus

The city of Demre can rightly be called the abode of Christianity. It was in it that Santa Claus (St. Nicholas) lived and preached. Guests will have a great opportunity to see the ancient building of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, once destroyed by an earthquake and subsequently restored from ruins. A marble sarcophagus is installed on the territory of the church, in which, according to legend, St. Nicholas was buried. Here, tourists will also see the house where the preacher spent many years.

Tour organizer Belek Tours offers the most affordable prices in the city. If you like entertainment tours, we advise you to choose an excursion Waterpark in Belek.

Where is the temple of St. Nicholas

It is no accident that the Temple of St. Nikogai the Wonderworker is located in Demre, because this famous person was born just 60 km from here, in the small town of Patara. The church itself is considered an incredibly valuable historical building of the Byzantine era. Centuries-old frescoes and murals are perfectly preserved on its walls. The entire floor in the temple is paved with ancient mosaics, and the altar part of the building has perfectly survived to this day.

Interesting fact: Many tourists notice card symbolism on the walls of the temple, which we are used to seeing in the notation of suits. It turns out that these symbols belong to the Christian religion, the worms are the heart of Christ, the pike symbolizes the spear with which mortal wounds were inflicted, the tambourines are, directly, the wound, and the crosses, respectively, mean crucifixion. That is why playing cards is still considered a great Christian sin.

Lycian tombs in Myra

Myra – an ancient city famous for the largest Lycian tombs in Turkey. The peculiarity lies in the fact that they are carved directly into the rocks and were used to bury the richest and most influential inhabitants of the ancient settlement. According to ancient legends, the souls of those buried here go straight to heaven. The ruins of the city tell about its former greatness and glory. During the tour you will be able to see the ruins of the Greco-Roman theater and many other interesting buildings. You can order an excursion to Demre from Belek at a low cost from any hotel in the region, wherever you stay.

Kekova how to get there

The island in the Mediterranean Kekova deserves no less attention as part of the Demre-Mira-Kekova tour from Belek. In the north of it are the ruins of the city of Dolhiste, which flourished in ancient times and was destroyed by an earthquake in the second century AD. The buildings of the city are partially hidden by water. The upper parts of individual large buildings protrude above the surface of the sea, but their main part is hidden. On the coastline of the island you will see many artifacts and items used in those days.

Demre Dolhiste Antalya

Traveling around the outskirts of Demre, guests will also get to the legendary island of Kekova, where the ancient city of Dolhiste once existed and flourished. To this day, it hides many secrets, which divers from all over the world are so eager to unravel. After a devastating earthquake, the city turned into ruins, however, sailing on a yacht along the coastline of the island, you can see the ruins of ancient buildings, houses and ancient shrines.

During the excursion to the "city of the dead" in Turkey from Belek, guests will have a great opportunity to walk between the ruins on a yacht and admire the streets, port ruins, sarcophagi, stairs, walls and columns through the glass windows located on the bottom of the ship.

Excursion to Demre-Mira-Kekova from Bogazkent

Excursion to Demre-Mira-Kekova from Bogazkent - Belek - you will have a busy day, countless steps and swimming in the open sea near the protected area. We will visit the unique Likian tombs carved into the rock, which are thousands of years old, the Church of St. Nicholas, and then go on a sea trip to the partially sunken city of Kekova.

In the footsteps of St. St. Nicholas in Demre-Mira-Kekova from Kadriye

In the footsteps of St. St. Nicholas in Demre-Mira-Kekova from Kadriye - Belek – during the tour you will visit the places where St. Nicholas the Wonderworker once lived, the guide-historian will tell you interesting facts, lead you to the temple where the tomb is kept. You will learn what happened to the Saint's relics, what miraculous properties the sarcophagus has, and see unique frescoes and iconostases.

Historical walk in Demre-Mira-Kekova from Serik

Historical walk in Demre-Mira-Kekova from Serik - Belek - we will go to the city of Dolihiste, on the island of Kekova, which in the 2nd century BC went under water due to an earthquake. Now the island is considered a protected area, you can only see houses and household items through the transparent bottom of the yacht. We will visit the Church of St. Nicholas and admire the Lycian tombs.

Demre Myra Kekova tour from Belek price list

How Many Age Range Price
1 person  Adult 35€
1 person  Children (4-8) 20€

Demre Myra Kekova tour from Belek Benefits

Kekova boat tour from Belek is a very profitable tour, because, given the distance to the Church of St. Nicholas from Belek, as well as the excursion program, the price of the excursion is more than loyal. Comfortable air-conditioned buses for long distances. Accompanying guide with a history education.

Demre Myra Kekova tour from Belek Tour Details

Tour daysWednesday, Friday, Sunday
Tour hours 08:00 — 20:00
Includestransfer, insurance, boat trip on the sunken island, lunch, English-speaking guide,
Excludesdrinks, the entrance to the Church of St. Nicholas, the entrance to the Myra
RecommendedSwimsuit, towels, breakfast package, comfortable shoes

Demre Myra Kekova tour from Belek Tour content

  • Demre-Mira-Kekova from Belek - the tour begins from pick-up and transfer of tourists from hotels on comfortable buses;
  • Breakfast (take a lunch box from your hotel if you did not have time to have breakfast before departure);
  • Walk through the ancient city of Myra, visit to Roman amphytheatre and the Lycian tombs carved into the rocks;
  • Excursion "In the footsteps of the history of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker" - meeting with the homeland of St. Nicholas, his sarcophagus, visiting to icon shop, the church where he preached etc;
  • Lunch with dishes of national Turkish cuisine in the restaurant;
  • Moving to the famous city Kekova, near which the sunken settlement of Dolhiste is located;
  • Journey on a glass bottom yacht along the ruins of a sunken city;
  • Swimming in picturesque bays with crystal clear water near the island of Kekova;
  • Return transfer to hotels on comfortable buses

  • Demre Myra Kekova tour attracts tourists with the azure Mediterranean Sea, which is considered one of the most comfortable for a beach holiday. Its beaches are located on the Teke Peninsula in the Antalya province, just 140 km from Antalya.

  • Kekova from Belek involves a rather long journey, which starts with the fact that tourists should take a dolmush in Belek, which will reach the city of Kas on the D400 route. The distance will be about 230 kilometers and will take approximately four hours. Departing in Kas, you need to find the local port and take a ferry to Kekova, which departs every day from May to September at a cost of 35 lira in both directions. Such a sea tour will not take more than an hour. It is much more convenient to visit these places in the format of an organized excursion with a Russian guide.

  • Demre Myra Kekova tour from Belek will demonstrate to tourists that the famous sunken city of Kekova is located on the southern coast of Turkey in the purest Mediterranean Sea in close proximity to the city of Demre.