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Private Daily Kas,Demre,Myra Ancient City,St.Nicholas Church tour

Private Daily Kas,Demre,Myra Ancient City,St.Nicholas Church tour

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Private Daily Kas,Demre,Myra Ancient City,St.Nicholas Church tour

Kas is a seaside town on the western Mediterranean coast in Turkey.The modern town occupies the site of ancient Antiphellos,with still-visible ruins including a theatre.The 4th-century-BC.Lion Tomb,with 2 carved lion heads,is one of many Lycian rock tombs in the area.The Lycian Way,a marked trail, passes by the town.Like many towns in this area,there used to be a huge Greek population until 1923 when there was an exchange of citizens between Greece and Turkey.

Many of the whitewashed houses in Kaş are surrounded with pink bougainvillea flowers that immediately make you notice the influence of Greek architecture in some of the older properties, typically the wooden shutters,narrow streets and large terraces for enjoying the mid-day sun.    Antiphellos Antiphellos was a small settlement and the port for Phellos,the much larger Lycian town further north in the hills.Its small Hellenistic theater,500m west of the main square,could seat 4000 spectators and is in very good condition.

The Roman-era road on the east of the main square to reach the King’s Tomb,a superb example of a 4th century BC Lycian sarcophagus.It’s mounted on a high base and has two lion heads on the lid. Demre is a town and its surrounding district in on the western Mediterranean coast of Turkey, named after the river Demre.Demre is the Lycian town of Myra,the home of Saint Nicholas of Myra,the historical man later developed into the figure of Santa Claus.

Myra Ancient City Myra was a leading city of the Lycian Union and surpassed Xanthos in early Byzantine times to become the capital city of Lycia.Its remains are situated about 1.5 kilometers north of Demre.The city is well known for its amphitheatre (the largest in Lycia)and the plethora of rock-cut tombs carved in the cliff above the theatre.Myra once had a great temple of the goddess Artemis Eleuthera (a distinctive form of Cybele,the ancient mother goddess of Anatolia),said to be Lycia’s largest and most splendid building.It was built on large grounds with beautiful gardens and had an inner court defined by columns,an altar and a statue of the goddess.Myra’s Greco-Roman theatre is the largest theatre in Lycia and one of the main attractions of Myra,still in good shape.The famous rock-tombs of Myra are in two main groups, one above the theater and the other in a place called the river necropolis on the east side.

St.Nicholas Church The earliest church of St. Nicholas was built in the 6th century AD,supposedly over St. Nicholas’ tomb.It was further rebuilt in 1042 under the patronage of Constantine X and a monastery was added at that time or shortly after.The church’s floor is of beautiful opus sectile and cosmati,types of luxury marble mosaic floor tilings,and there are some remains of wall paintings.The Church was a popular pilgrimage center attracting pilgrims from home and abroad in all periods, even after the remains of St.Nicholas were stolen in 1087 AD.St.Nicholas was known for his charitable nature and humility.Several legends about him have been based on his kind and giving nature and have led to the development of Santa Claus.

Tour Details


Private Daily Kas,Demre,Myra ancient city,St.Nicholas church tour is one of the most preferred tour by our guests who spend their holiday in Fethiye and prefer seeing natural and historical points of the beautiful Turkey.

In this daily tour,our guests are visiting Kas(Antiphellos),Demre,Myra ancient city and St.Nicholas Church and discovering the historical and natural beauties of the region.We are beginning our private tour by taking you from your accommodation with our private Mercedes-Benz vehicles at 07.00 in the morning. We are coming to Kas at the end of our journey which will take approximately 1 hour 40 minutes,according to the location of your accommodation,and we are giving a 45 minutes breakfast break in Kas.

Then,we will continue on our way to Demre and when we reach Demre, we start our tour with a visit to the Myra ancient city accompanied by our guide and we will give a 30 minutes photo break.You will have chance to see rock tombs,rock street and amphitheatre in this Lycian city. After being informed by our guide, taking a photo break we will have lunch in Demre.Then,we will visit the St.Nicholas Church and Santa Claus (St Nicholas) Museum which are very close to the ancient city of Myra.Born in Patara,St.Nicolas is known for his miracles and kindness,as well as Santa Claus.

Then we return to Kas again, after your visit to the ancient cities, you can take the day’s fatigue by discovering this beautiful town and enjoying the magnificent sea with a 1 hour 30 minutes rest and swimming break.After visiting Kas,we will come to the end of the tour program and starting  our return journey back to Fethiye.


Please note that this private tour has been scheduled for the couples,families and small groups…

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Available days

Monday,Wednesday,Sunday

Departure time

07.00

Return time

18.30  

Duration

Approx.12 hrs.

Includes

Transfers,travel insurances,lunch,non-alcoholic beverages,english speaking driver and guide

Excludes

Alcoholic beverages,entrance fees of the Myra ancient city,Antiphellos,St.Nicholas Church and museum  

What you should take with you

Hat,swimwear,sunglasses,sun cream,camera,and some cash for extra expenses


Price (Per Group)

1-2 persons GBP(£)190 or EUR(€)235

3-4 persons GBP(£)200 or EUR(€)250

5-6 persons GBP(£)210 or EUR(€)260


In our all tours,you can remove the parts that are not suitable for your style and reshape the tour to your own tastes along with your wishes.If you prepare your own travel plan and let us know,we will be honored to give you the best service by doing the necessary work over your plan.  

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