Sunken City Kekova Demre And Myra Day Tour From Alanya

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Overview

Join this trip to visit the most popular tourist attractions of Turkey. Discover the ruins of the sunken city in Kekova sailing on a glass bottom boat, explore the rock-cut toms of Lycian necropolis and visit the world famous church in Demre containing the tomb of St. Nicolas.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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The tour starts very early, around 4 am. Pick up time depends on the location of your hotel and will be confirmed after the tour reservation. Around 7 am you will stop in Antalya and have 10-15 minutes for rest. Then you will drive through the famous resort Kemer and stop for breakfast at a restaurant with an amazing panoramic view of Kumluca town.
The road to Kekova harbor is very picturesque. On the left side you will see clean turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea and on the right side you will pass small nice towns and the beautiful Taurus mountains. In Kekova you will join one hour boat trip to discover the ruins of the sunken city. The glass bottom boat sails slowly so you can clearly see the remains of many buildings under the sea, the stairs going under the water. The guide will explain you the history of this ancient Lycian city that you can imagine how it was looking before. On the mainland of Kekova island you will see the remaining walls and doors of the monumental foundations, one of them considered to be a Byzantine church. Lots of Lycian sarcophagus can be seen either on the mainland and in the sea. Don't miss the chance to swim in the clear turquoise waters during a swimming break.

After an exciting cruise you will drive to the ancient city of Myra. It is very famous for the Lycian rock-cut tombs and its big amphitheater. You will have enough time to discover the every part of this ancient city and incredible Lycian necropolis. The last attractions to visit is the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre. Every year thousands of people from all around the world come here to see, touch and pray at the marble sarcophagus considered to be the original tomb of St. Nicholas. The church was restored some years ago and now serves as a museum. You will definitely enjoy its interior covered by relatively well preserved frescos.

Just near by the church there is a local restaurant where you will have an open buffet lunch. And then you will drive back to Alanya as the tour is finished. Everybody will be dropped off back at the hotel. The bus arrives to Alanya city center around 7 pm.

Inclusions for Sunken City Kekova Demre And Myra Day Tour From Alanya

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Sunken City Kekova Demre And Myra Day Tour From Alanya

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • 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.

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