Alanya Tours & Excursions:
See the finest monuments of historic Lycia, find sunken cities and uncover the origins of Santa Claus on this enthralling Demre Myra Kekova trip.
After you picked up from your hotel in Alanya, we depart for Demre, Myra, Kekova trip and first travel to Demre to visit the best examples of Lycian tombs at Myra and the Church of St. Nicholas the saint to whom is referred to as Santa Claus.
After lunch, sail over turquoise waters to the Kekova Island for discover the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. There are opportunities to swim and snorkel if desired, so do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Kekova: An hour from Dalyangazi by sea, especialy by sea especialy enjoyable for the yacht-men, is the islands of Kekova (home of the sun). Kekova is also the name of picturesque islands, numerous bays and anciend cities. Along the northern shore of Kekova island, structural movements of the land over the years have caused some of the ancient houses to be totally submerged while remains of the others are scattered along the shore. A fascinating Lycian Necropolis chesttype tombs spread out along the costline lies at Theimussa near the present day.
Myra: Some of the finest examples of Lycian funerary architecture are to be found at Myra, near the explanding present day town of Demre. The site, about a mile from the town includes a vast Roman theatre in good repair and build against a cliff face that olso houses too impressive sets of Lycian tombs. Many of the tombs have long cabin features carved into the rocks, presumably reflecting the domestic architecture of the period. Carvings above are mostly in poor repair but the overall effect to this jumple of the architecture of death is dramatic.
St. Nicholas Church: Best known as the patron saint of children, who was born at Patara araund AD. 300 and bishop of Myra where he died. The miracles he performed in life time and stories that surrounded him have identified today in the west with father christmas.
We will return late evening to Alanya where tour ends with your transfer back to hotels arround 20:00 o clock.