Day trip

Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

4.2 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Tur Turizm

Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

Activity provider: Tur Turizm

From US$ 28.85 per person

Discover Turkey's ancient history on this day trip from Antalya. Sail to Kekova Island on a glass-bottomed yacht, see the sunken city of Kekova, and visit St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker Church.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait at the outdoor security gate of your hotel/accommodation 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time to ancient Lycia and discover more about Lycian history
  • Visit St Nicholas Church Miracle Worker and see his 4th-century burial spot
  • Sail across turquoise water to visit the historic Kekova Island's sunken city
  • Dive off the yacht for a swim in the cool and clear waters near Kekova Island
  • Enjoy comfortable, roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Antalya
Full description

Explore ancient Lycia on a day trip and yacht cruise from Antalya. See a historic rock tomb from Lycian times, marvel at ancient Greco-Roman amphitheaters, and sail to the beautiful Kekova Island.

Meet your driver outside your hotel and begin your adventure with a drive through the ancient state of Lycia. Marvel at an ancient rock tomb from the Lycian times and stop to visit the Greco - Roman amphitheater.

Next, visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker in Demre city. This ancient church sits above the 4th-century burial place of St. Nicholas, the original inspiration for Santa Claus. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to Kekova Island.

Board a glass-bottomed yacht and sail through pristine waters to reach this fascinating island. Sail by the mysterious sunken city of Kekova, an ancient Lycia city, destroyed by an earthquake.

Spot the ruins of the city and the Simena Castle from the side of the boat and under the water through the glass bottom. Before heading back, jump into the refreshing water for a swim. Finally, return to your hotel, having experienced Turkey's rich ancient history.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrances fees to Kekova Sunken City and Amphitheater
  • Glass-bottom yacht tour
  • St Nicholas Church Entrance fee (about 175 Turkish Lira)
  • Drinks
  • Swimwear and towel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Ancient Myra is particularly beautiful. The visit to the Nikolaus Church is unfortunately affected by the general renovation (nevertheless worth seeing). The boat trip to Kekova was a bit disappointing. For one thing, almost nothing can be seen of the sunken parts of the site. On the other hand, the continuous microphone roar of the tour guide of a Russian tour group drowned out everything during the entire trip. This made it impossible to record videos that were effective on their own. Our guide (English/German) was excellent. Thanks again for the good explanations and the exact timing.

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October 24, 2022

I love the cities and islands I’ve been. and I never got such an amazing tour guide like ALPS before in my life. He explained all the places with every single details we needed to know. I hope I can still see him again when I visit Antalya next year. why I gave 4 stars it’s just because the food was quite terrible. I hope they can improve.

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October 19, 2022

This tour was amazing. We'd been getting increasingly pessimistic about the quality of Get Your Guide tours in this region, but this tour was excellent. This review is for once you get on the main coach at Kemer: a) The coach was spacious and air-conditioned. b) The Tour Guide (Mel) was excellent. She provided a detailed commentary of the history of the area during the journey. She was very friendly and helpful. c) The journey was beautiful. You travel next to the Mediterranean coast and past mountains, lagoons and beaches. Even though it's a 2 hour drive, you can admire the scenery. d) The content of the tour was excellent. Myra is a bit like Petra in Jordan - tombs embedded in the mountainside. St Nicholas's church is interesting (Santa Claus). The boat trip is very relaxing with good scenery. e) The food at the Santa Claus restaurant was nice.

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October 13, 2022

Product ID: 427276