Set out on a full-day adventure both on and offshore and tour three of Turkey’s most unique historic sites from Alanya. Visit the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre, explore the fascinating ruins of ancient Myra, and sail out from Kekova on a glass-bottomed boat to view the sunken remains of an ancient Lycian city.
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
This tour was not at all worth it.
We were picked up at 3:45am, and didn't do much of anything for 3 to 4 hours most people just slept. After stopping in Antalya for a brief break at a gas station, we continued on towards the place where we would eat breakfast. This was by far the best part of the tour. Our guide gave us very insightful information about Turkish geography, culture, customs, religion, weather, history just about everything imaginable. He spoke from around 7:45am to just before 8:30am when we arrived for breakfast.
The breakfast was not worth it at all. It is not included in the price of the tour, is overpriced, and is not very good. In hindsight, it would have been better to pack food from the hotel.
We and departed on the boat in Kekova by 11:10am. This was the most disappointing part of the trip. Everyone on the boat was trying to uncomfortably crowd around two small windows down to the water it's not actually a glass bottom boat. Little did we know that it wouldn't be necessary there isn't really much that you can see under the water. There was only one part in our tour where the water was about 3 meters deep, and you could see the tops of... something. It wasn't exactly clear what.
We returned to the dock around 11:40am to wait for the bus, making this a 30-minute boat tour and NOT a one hour boat tour. The description also says that there would be time to swim. There was not.
Then we ate lunch. It was free, but it was also bad. The restaurant was very cheap and in the middle of nowhere.
The amphitheater in Myra and the church of St. Nicholas were okay. Neither was guided by the tour guide, but you can try to use an audio guide if you like although the time window makes this difficult.
We were dropped back at our hotel at about 7pm.
In short: trip was 15 hours somewhere between 1-2 hours was actually fun. The tour company failed to deliver on several of the things they promise in this description.