From Antalya: Day Trip to Demre, Myra and Kekova

Day Trip to Demre, Myra and Kekova from Antalya

A day trip from Antalya exploring the Kekova region by boat and Demre’s archeological sites (Myra) on land is an action-packed and worthwhile addition to your holiday.

Get the chance to meet other people on your boat tour visiting the region’s most alluring bays, such as Esmeralda Bay and Gökkaya Bay, which is known for its enjoyable water sports. Historical highlights include the castle ruins of Simena and the ancient city of Myra.

  • Includes

    Transfer, Lunch, 7-hours boat trip

  • What to bring

    Sunglasses, Sun hat, Sunscreen, Swimwear, Towel

From

Prices starting from 27 

Per Person

Tour Route

  • Antalya to Demre

    As one of the most charming cities along the Mediterranean coastline, Antalya is a worthwhile stop on any trip to Turkey, and close enough to discover the Kekova and Demre region. For convenience, the tour starts with an early morning transfer from your preferred meeting point in Antalya. * We will ensure a relaxing journey to Demre that takes just under 2.5 hours.

    * You can find the departure time and pick-up points when making the booking.

  • Demre Harbour

    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!

  • Kekova Island and Sunken City

    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. 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.

  • Simena Castle

    Our boat will drop anchor in Kaleköy port (ancient Simena) for one hour, giving you time to visit this small authentic village that’s home to castle ruins and a necropolis. 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.

  • 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!

  • Gökkaya 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.

  • Pirates Cave

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

  • Karemlik Bay

    There are 8 known types of turtles worldwide, 5 of which can be found in the Mediterranean. 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.

  • St. Nicholas Church (optional stop)

    Duration: 45 minutes
    Entrance fee: 70 TL (or free with Museum Pass Turkey or Mediterranean Museum Pass)

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

  • The Ancient City of Myra

    Duration: Up to 1 hour
    Entrance fee: 55 TL (or free with Museum Pass Turkey or Mediterranean Museum Pass)

    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. 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.

  • Demre to Antalya

    Once all destinations have been explored, we’ll take you back to the bustling city of Antalya, where your tour ends. From here you can get back to exploring the sights of Antalya and enjoying the Mediterranean coastline.

Prices starting from 27 

Adult (Age 12-99)
Children (Age 5-11)
Infant (Age 4 and younger)

Included

  • 7-hours boat trip
  • Lunch

    Main dish:
    Chicken or Fish.

    Seasonal salad:
    Lettuce, Arugula, Parsley, Green onion, Cress, Mint, Carrot grater, Tomato slices, Olive oil with lemon sauce.

    Fruit or Desert:
    Watermelon or seasonal fruits.

Excluded

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Archaeological site entrance fee

COVID-19 precautions

  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

Cancellation policies

A cancellation by the client must be made by phone or e-mail. The date that we or its agents receive the letter determines the cancellation charge applicable.

  • 3 days or more day prior to departure; full refund.
  • 2 days or more day prior to departure; 50% of total tour cost.
  • 1 days or more day prior to departure; 100% of total tour cost.