ST.NICHOLAS CHURCH- "SUNKEN KEKOVA" on a YACHT General Information About
DEMRE – MYRA – KEKOVA
This ıs a historical one day tour with a rich program, divided into three stages: fırstly, a yacht tour in Kekova Bay. Secondly: visiting St. Nicholas “Father Christmas” church in Demre. Thirdly: a walk through the ancient city of Myra…
Kekova Bay is the ‘hidden jewel’ of the Mediterranean and your boat trıp to the uninhabited island of Kekova wıll reveal the ruins of the ancient sunken-city, whıch sank ınto the water after the earthquake in the 2ndC AD. In Kekova Bay it is possible to see the magnificent Roman hilltop castle which was visited by Julıus Caesar and the Emperor Hadrian. Also intriguing to the eye and mind, are the numerous, elevated, beautiful stone tombs, which embody the ancestor cult of the ancient Lycian State.
Our next adventure is a pilgrimage tour to the Basilica of St. Nicholas, in nearby Demre, the home city of “Father Christmas!” The Church is greatly reverred in Orthodox Christianity and many Icons are available in local shops.
Thirdly, we travel a short distance to tour the ruins, amphitheatre, and famous graves of the ancient city of Myra, the former capital of the powerful Lycian Federation - greatly admired by the Greeks as being the first known ‘democratic union!’
* Departure from Antalya at 06: 30
* Tour of the Church of St. Nicholas
* Visit of ancient Myra
* Arrival at the port in Kekova Bay and embarking on the boat tour
* Boat tour 2 hours
* Return to Antalya at 19:00