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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Depart Antalya and 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.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from Antalya to Demre, a province on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast
  • See the Lycian town of Myra, once home to St Nicholas of Myra (the original Santa Claus)
  • Sail to Kekova Island, where you will have opportunity to swim or snorkel
  • Learn about the sunken city of Simena at Kekova Island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Antalya hotels

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What You Can Expect

Demre, Myra and Kekova

Myra, Turkey

After lunch, sail over turquoise waters to the picturesque Kekova Island. 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 don't forget your bathing suit and towel.

Return in the late evening to Antalya where tour concludes with a hotel drop-off to your Antalya city center hotel.

Customer Reviews

Agnes R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2010

I was pick up by a profesional tour guide at 7 o'clock . First we went to Demre Myra to visit Church of St.Nicholas, then we visited Lycian Tombs which were very interesting. After lunch we had tour boat to Kekova Island which was very relaxing.You could take a bath in the crystal clean water which was very refreshing. I was back at hotel around 7 p.m.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

Highlight was the boat trip to Myra. Driving around the peninsula is very scenic.

Rebecca A
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended April 2010

I'm rating this for the Perge tour... Because the company called the day before to let me know there weren't enough people to warrant taking the Demre trip. Disappointing because I was specifically keen to do the Demre tour. Perge tour was great though. Informative guide, pick up at the time stated, comfy air conditioned mini van and lots to see. Amazing to see how big Perge ishow much still remains. Some beautiful sites to be seen all and all.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2009

It was good, but the tour guide was unprofessional. I had to wait because I was a single traveler for the others to get dropped off first, then brought back to the travel agency to sit and wait while the tour guide did his paperwork that occurs once the tour is over and had a cigarette, dropped off his colleague, and then finally I got dropped off after having to wait in rush hour traffic. This wouldn't have happened if I had just been dropped off like everyone else. Plus, I had to listen to them argue on the phone on the way. Also I was told that pickup time was 6:30 am. They did not show until 7 am and told me that they were told it was 7. When I called the company to check where were they, they were no help. During the tour, the guide smelled like alcohol. The tour itself and the sites you see are amazing, however. If you're in a group, it should be okay. If you're a single traveler, go with another company or see if you can do it on your own with a rental car.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2011

I think this tour could have been better if it would not have been combined with two other tours due to the lack of people. However, the tour guide was terrible, spoke good English, however, he would mumble would he talked. He did not give any information about any of the areas that we went to visit. While in Kekova, one of the other tours guides gave us information but the guide I was with did nothing.

Denise C
United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2010

This tour was okay, but a long trip for not a long time at either Demre or Church of St Nicholas, whose staff wanted to sell icons to all, or Myra. Although not a lot to do after looking up at the tombs in the rock. The boat trip was very pleasant but not really outstanding. This day was spoilt by the guide, who was difficult to understand and had a very sharp manner about him and was not particularly customer friendly. For example my husband and I went to sit at the front of the boat when going over to Kekova and we found out that a drink was offered, but as he was not talking through the microphone, we didn't get to know about these refreshments until after the event. Like all tours the guide can make or break them, and this guy definitely did not make this trip enjoyable.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

We thought that the entire day tour was on the boat, but that part turned out to only be an hour or two. Spent six hours round trip riding in a hot van, which we didn't expect. The guide only talked very intermittently throughout the trip. The boat trip, including swimming in the Mediterranean, was quite nice. They just need to describe the tour more completely to potential customers.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2014

I bought 6 tours in Turkey on Viator. I got an email to remind me 1 day before each tour. Everything went well until this tour because I got an email stating that I would be brought to "Pergamum" on the following day!!! I was in Antalya on that day and I was in Izmir before Antalya. I bought a Pergamum tour when I was in Izmir so you can guess how shocked I was when I got the email. Luckily, the hotel staff helped me phone the tour company (if he didn't help, I had to pay a long-distance call) and talked to them in Turkish.

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