Kekova & Myra: Take a look at the Lycian rock-cut tombs. See fallen friezes carved with theatrical masks and wander round the amphitheatre at the Lycian site of Myra. Next, it’s on to St Nicholas church at Demre. This bare Byzantine church houses the empty tomb of St Nicholas, once the Bishop of Myra and the inspiration for Santa Claus. Finally, hop on a boat and sail to Kekova Island where parts of a Lycian settlement were submerged in the sea. Peer down through the water as you glide over sunken walls and steps.
Starting this tour is a boat trip to Kekova Island. As well as being an area of outstanding beauty, the island is famous for its underwater ruins, the relics of an ancient town partially submerged by an earthquake in the second century. While you're here, there'll also be a be a short stop for you to swim in the sea. After lunch, you'll head to Demre, located on the site of the ancient city of Myra. As well as seeing some of the remains of Myra, including the amphitheatre and rock tombs, you'll visit the Church of St Nicholas, who is better known today as Santa Claus.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up between 7.45am and 9.15am.
End/closing time: Between 6pm and 7.30pm.