A fascinating, rich, informative journey to three legendary historical sites in Turkey. Walking through the sunken island and inspecting the part that went under the water (through the window at the bottom of the ship). Familiarity with Christian shrines, the history of st. Nicholas' life, the place of his preaching, residence and burial. English-speaking guide-historian
The Excursiom to Demre Mira-Kekova from Belek is an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with some of the most important settlements in the distant past (where each of them is located, look at the map), each of which has it's own unique history. You will love the contemplation of the area, a walk on a yacht, legends and real facts from the life of the population of that time and one of the greatest people in the Christian world, which is known in every corner of the planet.
Our travel agency has prepared an interesting route in Demre Mira-Kekova on a comfortable bus (photos and reviews can be viewed on the site or thematic forums) - the price of 2021 is relatively low.
On a two-day excursion to Cappadocia you will find other attractions, no less interesting.
Detailed information about Excursion to Demre Mira Kekova from Belek:
The "3 in 1" tour of Excursion to Demre Mira Kekova from Belek begins in the morning from the moment of landing in the vehicle. The trip will not be tiring. On the way you will be able to hear a lot of interesting information from a professional English guide with a specialized education.
The stunest object in Excursion to Demre Mira Kekova from Belek is a Mira Lyclian. In it's heyday, the World was very close to the Mediterranean Sea (the distance was 5 km). It's appearance dates back to the 5th century BC. At present, not all ancient buildings have survived (many times it has been destroyed and rebuilt), but tourists will be able to see a number of monuments that have survived to this day. First of all, these are the famous rock Lycian tombs, where well-to-do people were buried. According to legend, the souls of those who were buried in the rock, faster fall into another, other world. Also, you can see the amphitheater. It's capacity was quite large — up to 10,000 spectators.
Tour to Demre Mira Kekova from Belek necessarily includes a visit to the ancient city of Demre, it's old district. It was here that St. Nicholas lived his life and served God. The Church of Nicholas the Wonderworker in Turkey was built after his death in 345 according to the old calendar (in the immediate vicinity of it) is an iconic center in which you can buy silver icons.
In it's place after the strongest earthquake of 529 was built a basilica, crushed in the 7th century by the Arabs. One hundred years after these events, a temple and a monastery with the tomb of Nicholas the Wonderworker were erected. The interior design with mosaics and frescoes is amazing. In the following centuries, the structure was repeatedly exposed to external factors and was buried under a layer of earth. After excavations and restoration work, it opened it's doors to tourists, pilgrims and locals. Today St. Nicholas Day is celebrated all over the world, especially in Turkey.
Than you will have a sea trip on a yacht. Tour to Demre Mira Kekova from Belek continues with a walk to the sunken city, the history of which goes back to the distant past (Jacques Ive cousteau spent a lot of time underwater, exploring this area). The village of Dolhiste was destroyed and buried under the thickness of the water in the second century BC. The ship is equipped with a window in the bottom through which you can see the antique buildings and what is left of them.
The benefits of buying a tour to Demre Mira Kekova from Belek from us at the agency:
If you are interested in architectural and historical monuments, events that have long since been left behind the curtain of centuries, the culture of the country, the excursion to Demre Mira-Kekov from Belek is one of the best. To book a tour, you just need to call or submit an application online. No prepayment is required.