The Tour of Demre-Mira Kekov from Kemer is suitable for all travelers who want to touch the origins of Turkey's development, plunge into the history of the country and seem to move back in time for several millennia ago.
You will visit the historic capital of the ancient state of Mira-Limera. St. Nicholas the Good man lived and preached there. You will see the ancient cathedral of Nicholas the Wonderworker. Visit the shrine, which attracts pilgrims from all over the world. You will make an amazing sea walk to the sunken city of Kekova, in which Jacques-yves-Cousteau filmed one of the parts of his Odyssey. Learn interesting facts about the city of Kekova, from our expert guide on this mysterious place.
The tour of Demre Mira Kekova from Kemer will begin in the legendary ancient city of Mira, founded in the 5th century BC - the capital of the state of Liquia.
The jewel of the city of Mira is an ancient Roman amphitheatre with a capacity of up to 10,000 spectators. It is surrounded by citrus plantations. Next to the amphitheatre are Lycian tombs, which are painted by skilled masters of antiquity. One of them is breathtaking. Powerful tombs are cut down in the rock and amaze with its scope. The height of the tomb depended on the status of the deceased. The richest and most famous Likians have the largest tombs.
All lovers of antiquity are guaranteed to enjoy our tour in Pamukkale from Kemer, which is rightly called the eighth wonder of the world with snow-white terraces, geothermal springs of the Cleopatra basin surrounded by ancient cities.
After the mystical city of Mira, our tour of Demre Mira Kekova will introduce you to the city of Demre. We will visit the so-called iconic center of the Church of St. Nicholas Demre. Each pilgrim considers it his duty to visit this church. Nicholas the Wonderworker is the patron saint of all children, travelers, fishermen and merchants. He was an extraordinarily generous and just man. St. Nicholas served in the church as archbishop.
Inside the church there is a sarcophagus, which has a miraculous power. You will see picturesque frescoes, amazing mosaic drawings and ancient icons.
Then go on a sea journey to the sunken city of Kekova. This historic city was formerly located on the island. To the common question-why the island of Kekova sank there is an answer, proven by the facts of the occurrence of strong earthquakes in the 2nd century AD, they pushed it under water. And the residents had to leave their homes. We will sail here on a yacht with a special glass bottom. You will see what is left of the city- its ruins, stairs made of stone and walls of ancient houses, sidewalks, some household items and other interesting artifacts.
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