From Kas: Day Trip to Demre, Myra and Kekova

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If you are staying in the quaint town of Kas (Kaş), take advantage of our day trip to Kekova and Demre (Myra) for ancient ruins and striking turquoise waters that are just too good to leave! Highlights of the boat trip include the underwater ruins of the Sunken City, wandering around the village of Kaleköy (ancient Simena), and swimming in numerous stunning bays such as Burç Bay, and Karemlik Bay, where you can go on the exploration for sea turtles! Once we reach land again, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Lycian history, with a visit to the Museum of Lycian Civilizations and the fascinating rock-cut tombs of ancient Myra, to name a few.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: SAILNSTAY

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Stop At: Kas

Kaş is a town that has something for everyone, with its lively centre, boutique shops, amazing sunsets, and incredible views of the coastline. With this tour, you can explore sites further afield with ease, as we start with a morning transfer from pick-up point in Kaş.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Demre (Kale)

We’ll head to Demre harbour where the boat awaits you for the start of your trip to Kekova. Once the anchor is raised, away we go!

Stop At: Kekova

Discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure around the Sunken City. The ancient city of Dolchiste was flooded due to an earthquake in the 2nd century, and its resulting underwater ruins never fail to leave an impression.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kekova Island

Since this is a protected area, swimming is not permitted here, so what better way to explore the site than by cruising alongside the ruins on our glass-bottom boat, giving you the chance to capture unforgettable photos.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kalekoy Harbour

Our boat will drop anchor in Kaleköy port (ancient Simena) for one hour,

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castle of Simena

Giving you time to visit this small authentic village that’s home to castle ruins and a necropolis.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sunken City Ruins of Simena

A hike up the hillside will give you magnificent views of the Kekova region. If you’d prefer to admire Simena Castle from down below, you can use your remaining time to take another dip in the gorgeous blue waters.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

Pirates Cave Discover this intriguing naturally-formed cave, which is renowned for its large size and curved entrance.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

Esmeralda Bay Time for a lunch and swim break at beautiful Esmeralda Bay where you can enjoy peace and tranquility during this fun journey. Burç Bay Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this area during a swim break in Burç Bay, where the water feels cooler due to cold underwater natural springs! Gokkaya Bay We’ll stop to swim in Gökkaya Bay, where you can experience the natural beauty of the area and opt to participate in one of the various exciting water sports on offer.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Andriake Ancient City

Karemlik Bay 3 out of the 7 known sea turtle species can be found in the Mediterranean Sea. At Karemlik Bay, you’ll have the chance to look for these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Demre Harbour After your fascinating trip on the water, our boat will drop anchor in Demre port, where your tour continues with a visit to a nearby museum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Nicholas

Here you can explore the remains of this former church, taking yourself back in time to when the ancient city of Myra still existed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Myra Antik Kenti

Your chance to discover Demre’s most famous archeological site! A true step back in history as you observe some of Myra’s most significant ancient ruins dating as far back as the 5th century B.C.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rock tombs in Myra

There is plenty of time to explore the two highlights of this stop: a Roman-style theatre (the largest in Lycia!) and eerie rock-cut tombs carved into the cliffs above.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kas

We hope you enjoy the sights we’ve shown you on this tour. At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to the picturesque town of Kaş, where your tour officially ends.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Santa Claus Museum

Our tour continues with the Santa Claus Museum in Demre town centre. Originally built in 520 A.D., this interesting archeological building started its operation as a church, built in memory of St. Nicholas of Myra, a 4th-century patron saint.

Duration: 30 minutes
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