Demre Myra Kekova from Alanya
The Mediterranean region is one of the remarkable places for summer holidays and historical ancient excursions. Antalya province is the most accurate address for these trips. Demre, Myra and Kekova are among the most beautiful natural and historical cities in Antalya. Demre mümkündürye Kas area as well as the airport can be reached by using the D400 highway exit. It is 10 km long by road from Antalya to Demre. Antalya, one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean Sea, with its sea, sun and unprecedented historical ancient cities, the towns of Demre and Myra Kekova are home to local and foreign tourists. Located in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, Demre is a very cute town with its natural beauties.
As the name sais Demre Myra Kekova are three wonderful places to see. This is one of the most historical Alanya Tours. Myrer which is also known as myra with its ancient name 25 km to the west of finike is usually remembered as santa clause. He was choosen as the religious leader of myra and died 342 AD. Every year in December 6th santa claus comemoration ceremony is held in myra beside the church which was built in honour to santa claus. İn myra are the famous rock tombs and theather built in greek and roman style. Pick up is from hotel with airconditioned and comfortable bus professionel guiding and boat trip in kekova.
Demre is the western city of Kekova, one of the most interesting touristic centers of Lycia, which was flooded by the earthquakes in the 2nd century west of the Mediterranean, attracts great interest from domestic and foreign tourists.
Myra means‘‘ Almighty God’s Place. Antalya is 140 km away. It is located on the slopes of the Demre plain near the shore. The first place where the rock tombs are located on the hill. Afterwards, it extended to a large area by expanding towards the sea. Myra, the establishment of BC. IV Yy. it dates back to an older date. IV. YY. The first Lycian coin printed in the first goddess is the relief picture of the goddess. In this region, the Demre stream is one of the historical sources of the region’s maritime trade and pirates.
Lykia MS. II. YY. It is also understood from the ancient theater building where it hosts highly developed cultural events. Over the years, it has become the capital and capital city of Lycia. It is said that Santa Claus lived in this area where he lived and served as the archbishop of the region. Myra, the largest city of the Lycians, has been shrinking over the years as a result of natural disasters, earthquakes, pirates and Arab invasions. Now it is a place in the case of a village. However, the ancient theater in the region still stands up to the present day.
The soundness of the ancient theater and the fact that it has survived to the present day is extremely robust due to the carving of the rocks. Myra is one of the most tourist attractions in the region. The rock tombs, Santa Claus church and the theater in the same area are very rich in terms of history. This is one of the reasons why foreign tourists are the focus of attention.
Church of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus)
It is said that the birthplace of Santa Claus Saint Nicolas, who became the symbol of the new year that everyone knows closely, is the Mediterranean coast. MS. IV. YY. He was born in Patara, the Lycian city. According to the story, Nicholaus, the son of a wealthy family, lost his father at an early age and spent the family’s inheritance for the poor and the poor. He has never said that he is the owner of the help he has delivered to the poor and has kept it a secret. Santa Claus has made it a tradition to transport people with different needs and foods from the chimney through the door to people who have never come up against the poor. This tradition continues to keep Santa Claus alive all over the world. During the same period, the bishop who served as the bishop of the region died, and then the church of Santa Claus in that church as the archbishop of that church was chosen and served for many years in that church. There are frescoes, motifs and tombs on the walls inside the church, which survive to the present day.
Near the town of Demre in Antalya, has a historical background and the cleanest sea of the Mediterranean, so it is a place frequently visited by tourists, and it also houses extraordinary underwater beauties. Travelers can easily reach and visit this fenomenal cultural and historical area.
Kekova is the general name of the region in the Gökkaya bay of Antalya. Kekova, which is an island, houses the Simena Castle, the Three Mouth Jetty, the Aquarium Bay and the Gokkaya Bay. Kekova Luwi means boğ, davar, bull house, in Etruscan language. The Mediterranean vegetation is a complete natural island within the natural view of the maquis. It is covered with pine trees in the forest view. One of the characteristics of the island of Kekova is the independent and safe living area of large and small cattle. They live and grow here. The natural water source on the island also allows the animals to survive. On the shores of the island, there are staircases in the sea and the remains of old houses on the side of Simena Castle.
Remains of an ancient city buried in the sea as a result of natural events and earthquakes that have survived long years ago. It is a monumental tomb called Sarkofag. Another known name of Kekova is Batıkent. Shipyard Bay, MS. V. Yy. the ruins of the Byzantine church. Many local and foreign tourists come to the region to visit Kekova Bay. Boat trips from Kaş, Demre and Çay pier are organized to visit the region. The ancient city of Kekova also contains the ruins of the Lycian tomb.
The most enjoyable trip to Kekova is Kekova boat trips from Kaş. Boat tours are organized from Demre and Çay mouth ports as well as Kaş. Boats and tour routes are usually made as dark ships, dark bays, gokkaya bays and the ruins of the sunken city can be seen during this tour.
History and nature
Swimming and diving is allowed with special permission, most of the historical buildings that were under water were destroyed and some of them were under sea sand due to the currents. Kekova is about 30 meters off the coast of the island and 20 meters deep at the depth of hundreds of amphoras has been broken by the treasure hunters. While the stairs leading into the sea from Kekova Island remained intact, it was observed that the breakwater belonging to the two limbs on the north side of the island had not been destroyed.
Demre Myra kekova Attraction point
Demre District Governor Murat Sefa Demiryürek said that Demre and its surroundings are a complete tourism center in terms of historical background and geographical location. Demirürek stated that Santa Claus Church, Myra Antique City and Theater, Andreak Ancient City, Rock Tombs, Simena Ancient City and Kekova are attractive for tourism, He sais: “The richness of ancient and historical monuments as well as natural beauties, There are also small settlements in the region which have been under the influence of the Lycian Civilization for a long time and the Roman Empire for a long time.
The Üçağız and Kale villages are the settlements of today. In addition to these, the tombs written in Lycian writing, Lycian sarcophagi, There is a rich historical heritage consisting of building remains, theater carved into the rocks in the medieval castle, rock tombs, water cisterns, sarcophagi in the north, and necropolis of small rock tombs in Teimiussa (Ucagiz) There are many submerged cities in the area of the iceberg, which is estimated to be a very old boat building on the inner side of Kekova Island. Kekova islands, the historical texture of the Sunken City and its immaculate sea attract great attention. Every year hundreds of thousands of local and foreign tourists visit this region and get information about the region. We are in an effort to promote our region all over the world. ”
Other attractions in the same region include Olympos, Bellerophontes / Chımera, Demre, Myra Kekova.
Located in the province of Antalya and one of the Lycian cities are located at the foot of Mount Olympos. The establishment of BC. II. YY. is known to be. It is one of the most important city centers of Lycian city. It is known to be a city that has been constantly attacked and looted since its establishment. B.C. I. Yy. the Roman commander was rescued from the hands of pirates and Olympos from then on Roman land. Tourists visiting this region visit the ruins of the walls of the castle of Olympos. In addition, the historical ruins of the Roman bath, theater, Byzantine basilica and the ruins of the walls are located.
Bellerophon & the Chimera
It is said that the son of the King of Corinth accidentally killed his brother while he was hunted by Hipponoes. After the crash, it is called Bellerophontes, which means the eater that kills your brother. After that day, this brother who is constantly humiliated and humiliated takes shelter in Proetus. The king’s wife falls in love with this brother, but when Bellerophontes does not respond to this love, he is subjected to the slander of the queen and sent to a mission where he will never succeed when he is to be killed by the king, and his death will be absolute. This mission is to kill a monster named Chimera, who has flames from his mouth, which no one dared to kill. After the hard struggles, he manages to kill the monster. The King also realizes that Bellerophontes is unfair and will regret it. He brings himself into the administration of Lycia.
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