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Lycian Tombs of Myra and Kekova Sunken City tour


This full-day tour takes you to the unique rock tombs of Lycia along the Turquoise Coast near Antalya. You will stop off to visit Santa Claus’s church and the boat trip through the sunken city Simena & Kekova and will get to swim in the sea around Kekova Island.


  • The Lycia rock tombs & amphitheatre at Myra
  • Visit of Santa Claus church
  • Boat trip around Kekova island
  • Discover the sunken city Simena

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Antalya Excursion: Lycian Tombs of Myra and Kekova Sunken City Tour - Vigo tours

What on this tour: journey through westward of Antalya, History, St Claus, Myra ancient city, Boat trip along the sunken city with the swimming possibility near the sunken city. You will love our day excursion from Antalya to Lycian Tombs of Myra and Sunken city Kekova so much!

Kekova is a hidden paradise surrounded by small islands and an island of the same name between Demre and Kaş. It is a place where nature and history are painted with the blue of the sea. Kekova 's blue is so special that there is even a color definition as' Kekova blue'.

Explore the best examples of Turkey’s Lycian rock tombs at Myra and tour the site of the church of St. Nicholas, better known as Santa Claus! The Lycian rock tombs and amphitheatre at Myra are an exceptional sights and not to be missed.

Enjoy the boat cruise along the island of Kekova and discover the sunken city of Kekova.

Now called Demre, the town is best known as the place where Santa Claus brought joy to the world under his other name of St. Nicholas. The saint lived and worked in Myra and an 11th-Century church once held his earthly remains. He was born in nearby Patara, before becoming a priest, rising to the rank of bishop and conducting much of his good work in the Roman town of Myra, a name derived from myrrh.

Legend has it that he would drop small bags of gold coins down the chimneys of houses of poor girls who were old enough to marry but had no dowry. Sanctified for his good works, he became the patron saint of virgins, sailors, children, pawnbrokers and Holy Russia.

Today the Church of St. Nicholas is Demre's most visited site but there are other things to see in this lovely coastal Mediterranean town. About 2 kilometres inland are the ruins of Roman Myra, with a well-preserved theatre and impressive rock-hewn tombs.

Enjoy the boat cruise along the island of Kekova and discover the sunken city of Kekova.

Your tour will also go with a fantastic boat cruise by the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena. Now known as Kaleköy, it is dominated by a Byzantine church and will be just one of the many highlights of this full-day tour.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off from / to hotels
  • Tour Guiding
  • Lunch
  • Boat cruise along the sunken city
  • Entrance fee to the museum of St.Nikolaus 8€ pp
  • Entrance fee to Myra ancient city 7€ pp

What's Not included

  • Drinks and personal expenses

What to Remember

Early morning departure from hotels and Drive is approximately 165 kilometres.

Please bring towel, sun lotion and your own snorkel gear.

The itineraries might be altered slightly by the guide for seasonal or other reasons. Visits to some museums or ancient ruins may not be possible due to renovation work. In the very hot months of July and August, breaks and visits to open-air museums and ancient ruins may be shorter than planned.

Product ID: U3-73

“Vigo Tours were helpful and organized”
Reviewed by Mary F******   Antalya  Turke  02-05-2017
The guide on our tour could have been more informative, but he was guiding in three languages. Also we were crammed into the coach and my seat was not comfortable. But other than that I enjoyed the tour immensely.
Date of Experience: 30-04-2017
“Santa Claus und die alten Städte”
Reviewed by Jose D*** A*****      Switzerland  07-02-2017
Nicht schlecht....!
Date of Experience: 29-01-2017
“Great fun”
Reviewed by Ali N***   London  United Kingdom  05-12-2016
It was my first trevel to turkey all the way from london. So first place to visit. Host was amazing and helpful . Highly recommended
Date of Experience: 29-11-2015
“Keine deutschsprachige Reisebegleitung, Bus war überfüllt.”
Reviewed by Dietrich G**   05-08-2014
Wir waren die einzigen Deutschen im Bus und die Reisebegleitung konnte kein Deutsch. Der Bus war bis auf den letzten Sitz besetzt. Das heist, ich habe auf dem Notsitz vorne neben dem Fahrer gesessen (war auf der dauer nicht sehr bequem).
Ansonsten die Ziele waren schon sehenswert.
Fazit: Werde Tagesturen nur noch vor Ort buchen, bei der Reiseleitung.
“Schöne Tour gute Reiseleitung aber mit Terminprobleme”
Reviewed by Gerhard R****   05-06-2013
Die Tour war sehr schön und informativ. Guter und sehr netter Reiseleiter. Zum ersten Termin wurden wir nicht abgeholt. Die Agentur hat uns aber dann umgehend kontaktiert und uns einen neuen Termin gegeben und die zusätzlichen Eintritte im Wert von ca: 25% des Tour-Preises übernommen.

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40.00 €
800.00 Turkish Lira (TL)
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Adult (12+)
40.00 €
Children (8-11)
35.00 €
Children (4-7)
20.00 €
infant (0-3)
0.00 €
Tour duration:
11 Hours
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English & German
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Tour departure place: Antalya Turkey
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