Myra Demre Antalya
LocationMyra is located in the province of Antalya on the coast of the Teke Peninsula, west of Antalya Bay with a back drop of the Taurus Mountains.
HistoryAncient Myra was part of the “ Lycian League” a democratic federation which led to the development of future modern democratic systems. The modern name for Myra is Demre which has been taken from the nearby river, the Demre Cay, and this ancient city is famous for being the home of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus).
Myra had a vast Christian community of Greeks living here until they were forced to leave during the Turk/Greek population exchange of 1923 and many abandoned Greek houses can still be seen all over this region and particularly in the ghost village of Kayakoy . Some of the best examples of Lycian rock tombs are also here and Christian pilgrims still flock to visit the church and tomb of St. Nicholas.
Closeby Places to VisitClose by is Kekova Island where you can swim and snorkel and see the sunken city of Simena .
Damlatas Cave in Alanya
Pasa Lara Club
Four Beach Club Antalya
Club Deep Antalya
Turkish Food Recipes
Kidney Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses
Cabbage Rolls with Beef - Red Meat Courses
Chickpeas with Meat - Legume Courses
Aubergines Stuffed With Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses
Fried Red Mullet - Other Main Courses
Acma Pastry - Pastries