In what is now known as Demre, a sleepy, pine-covered town west of Antalya, lies the sprawling ancient city of Myra. One of the most significant sites of the Lycian Union, as well as the original home of Saint Nicholas (i.e. Santa Claus) in the 4th century, it's one of the most stunning ancient landmarks to see in Turkey.
Situated in Antalya, a perennial favorite yacht charter destination with a number of leading marinas (including Celebi Marina) exploring Myra's deeply rich history is well worth it. You'll certainly be in awe of the majestic necropolis and Roman amphitheater etched with highly detailed mythological scenes. But its most spectacular sight is undoubtedly the rock-cut tombs that are honeycombed into the golden cliffs, located to the west of the ampthitheater.
A visit to the ancient town of Myra can be easily incorporated into your Turkey yacht charter: a sunbaked afternoon discovering these archeological ruins is an absolute must.
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Ruins of Ancient Myra
Myra Örenyeri, 07570 Demre/Antalya, Turkey
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