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Lycia tour with Boat trip at the Sunken City Kekova from Kemer


In this beautiful day away from touristic crowds, you will explore the best examples of Turkey’s Lycian rock tombs at Myra and visiting the church of St. Nicholas, better known as Santa Claus! On the boat trip to Kekova island, you can swim and discover the underground city of Simena.


  • An amazing day along the turquoise coasts of Turkey
  • Visit the Santa Claus’s church
  • The unique rock tombs of Lycia
  • Boat trip along the Kekova island

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Kemer Lycia Excursion: Lycia tour with Boat trip to the Kekova Sunken City - Vigo tours
When the earthquakes move the islands, some cities remain buried in the waters. One of these sunken cities is on the island of Kekova, where the turquoise waters are surrounded. The walls of the Lycian civilization look like the words of a lost tale inside the Mediterranean.

From Kemer you will love so much the experience of Lycian tombs of Myra, St Claus and the boat trip at sunken city of Kekova.

Along the turquoise coasts of Turkey you will spend an amazing day which will be the one of your unforgettables of your life. This full-day tour takes you to the unique rock tombs of Lycia along the Turquoise Coast. You can visit of Santa Claus’s church and get to swim in the sea around Kekova Island during the boat trip along the sunken city Simena.

The Lycia rock tombs and amphitheatre at Myra are an exceptional sight and not to be missed. Now called Demre, the town is best known as the place where Santa Claus brought joy to the world under his other name of St. Nicholas. The saint lived and worked in Myra and an 11th-Century church once held his earthly remains. He was born in nearby Patara, before becoming a priest, rising to the rank of bishop and conducting much of his good work in the Roman town of Myra, a name derived from myrrh.

Legend has it that he would drop small bags of gold coins down the chimneys of houses of poor girls who were old enough to marry but had no dowry. Sanctified for his good works, he became the patron saint of virgins, sailors, children, pawnbrokers and Holy Russia.

Today the Church of St. Nicholas is Demre's most visited site but there are other things to see in this lovely coastal Mediterranean town. About 2 kilometres inland are the ruins of Roman Myra, with a well-preserved theatre and impressive rock-hewn tombs.

Your tour will also go with the boat cruise along the Kekova island by the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena. Now known as Kaleköy, it is dominated by a Byzantine church and will be just one of the many highlights of this full-day tour.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off from / to hotels
  • Tour Guiding
  • Lunch
  • Boat cruise along the sunken city
  • Entrance fee to Myra ancient city

What's Not included

  • Entrance fee to the museum of St.Nikolaus
  • Drinks and personal expenses

What to Remember

See wonderful handcrafted Christianity icons at the icon shop next to the Santa Claus church in Demre and buy a few!

Early morning departure from hotels and Drive is approximately 91 kilometres.

Please bring towel, sun lotion and your own snorkel gear.

The itineraries might be altered slightly by the guide for seasonal or other reasons. Visits to some museums or ancient ruins may not be possible due to renovation work. In the very hot months of July and August, breaks and visits to open-air museums and ancient ruins may be shorter than planned.

Product ID: U4-94

Reviewed by Katrin H**   Leipzig  Deutschland  22-10-2018
Es wäre schön, wenn russische und deutsche/englische Touristen in getrennten Bussen fahren.
Wir würden 1,5 Stunden durch die russische Reiseleiterin vollgetextet. Das war total nervig und störend, zumal diese nicht bereit war, das Mikrofon abzugeben.
Ansonsten vielen Dank an unseren Reiseleiter, es war eine superschöne geschichtsträchtige Tour und Führung.
Lobenswert ist auch die Mitteilung über die Verspätung der Abholung.
Katrin Heil
Date of Experience: 17-10-2018
“Sehr interessant und kompetenter Tourführer.”
Reviewed by Guido S*****   03-11-2013
Hat uns sehr gut gefallen.

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37.00 €
1,258.00 Turkish Lira (TL)
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37.00 €
Children (7-12)
30.00 €
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