To get to Demre Myra-Kekova from Antalya, you have to overcome a distance of 145 km. The journey will take almost 3 hours. The transfer is carried out on a comfortable bus, so the trip will take place with all the amenities.
The tour of Demre-Myra-Kekova from Antalya has a rich history, so it is worth going on such a trip because the experience will be unforgettable. This historical place in Turkey, it is called a pearl, was first mentioned in the 4th century BC. Myra was a thriving city, so it was often attacked and captured, but it was restored every time after the destruction. For this reason, it is not surprising that tourists can see various monuments of architecture of many cultures.
Here in the 4th century Art. BC lived St. Nicholas, and today the guests of the country can visit the place of its habitat. Also, the attention of tourists will attract the ancient amphitheater, located in the rocks, and Lycian tombs - necropolis in Turkey. You can also visit the iconic shop in Demre.
For history buffs, we also recommend choosing two-day trips to Pamulkkale from Antalya.
Why Kekova is called the city underwater. One of the attractions that travelers like is the sunken city of Kekova, which the great Cousteau liked to tell about. It was previously part of the mainland and is 7.5 km long. The highest depth at a distance from the coast to the island is 105 m, and the highest height is 188 m.
A huge part of the city was underwater because of the earthquake, which occurred during the antiquity. Now there is no one here, and the city remained only on the map. Sometimes only goats graze in Kekova, which is brought here by the local population. Recovery work is not underway, as there is no such possibility. Those who want to swim and dive in the sunken city are waiting for the disappointment — to do it will not work, because it is forbidden at the legislative level.
The Lycans are the people of Asia Minor, which shows that the history of the region dates back more than a millennium. To be more precise, he appeared in 4 art. BC Likia was a small state, it occupied the area of the modern Turkish capital.
Its peculiarity in the democratic system - it was here that the first parliament working on the principle of democracy appeared. There were 23 cities with the right to vote in the Lycian Union, and three in large settlements. Coins were also minted here, so it's no surprise that tourists are still finding currency dating back to the 3rd century BC.
In addition, Lycia has its own necropolis. Lycian tombs (or Lycian worlds) were cut down in a mountain 200 meters high because it was believed that the soul of the deceased should be as close as possible to the Almighty.
Benefits of booking a tour Excursion to Demre Myra Kekova from Antalya in our agency:
To go to Demre-Myra-Kekova from Antalya will be able to all guests of the country who want on vacation not only to luxor on the beach, but also to study the history and features of the religion of Turkey. We guarantee holidaymakers a comfortable ride by air-conditioned bus and accessibility. You can book a tour by phone or online on our website. As for prepayment, it is not required - pay on the day of the trip. If you have questions, contact the manager and provide an exhaustive consultation.