Kalkan: Day Trip to Kekova Island, Demre and Myra

Day Trip to Kekova Island, Myra and Demre from Kalkan

If you happen to be staying in the charming town of Kalkan, you can make the most of your trip by joining us on a day tour to Kekova and Demre (Myra), where you can explore ancient ruins and admire the breathtaking turquoise waters that are too beautiful to miss!

During the boat ride, you’ll get to witness the fascinating underwater ruins of the Sunken City, stroll around the village of Kaleköy (known as ancient Simena), and take a dip in several stunning bays, including Burç Bay and Karemlik Bay, where you may even spot some sea turtles. Once we return to land, you’ll have the chance to delve into the history of the Lycian civilization by visiting the Museum of Lycian Civilizations and the intriguing rock-carved tombs of ancient Myra, among other notable sites.

  • Includes

    Transfer, Lunch, 7-hours boat trip

  • What to bring

    Sunglasses, Sun hat, Sunscreen, Swimwear, Towel

  • Documents

    Passport details for transfer service

  • Free Pick-up & Drop-off service

    We provide free pick-up/drop-off service for travelers staying in Kalkan

Tour Route from Kalkan

  • Kalkan to Demre

    Discover the charming town of Kalkan, where you’ll find a vibrant centre, unique boutiques, breathtaking sunsets, and stunning coastal views. Our tour offers the opportunity to explore beyond the town limits with ease. Start your day with a morning transfer from your preferred pick-up location in Kalkan.

    The booking form will provide details on departure times and pick-up points.

  • Demre Harbour

    We will go to Demre harbour where a boat will be waiting for you to begin your trip to Kekova. Once the anchor is lifted, we will set off.

  • Kekova Island and Sunken City

    Embark on a remarkable journey around the Sunken City of Kekova and unravel its intriguing past. The ancient city of Dolchiste was submerged in water after a powerful earthquake in the 2nd century, leaving behind captivating underwater remains that are sure to amaze you. Swimming is prohibited in this protected area, but fear not, as you can explore the site by cruising along the ruins on our boat. This offers you a fantastic opportunity to take stunning photos you will cherish forever.

  • Simena Castle

    Entrance fee: 4 euros (or free with Museum Pass Turkey or Mediterranean Museum Pass).

    During our trip, we will stop at Kaleköy port, also known as ancient Simena. You will have an hour to explore this charming village, which boasts castle ruins and a necropolis. If you choose to hike up the hillside, you will be rewarded with spectacular vistas of the Kekova region. Alternatively, you can spend your remaining time swimming in the crystal-clear waters or simply admiring Simena Castle from below.

  • Esmeralda Bay

    It’s time for a lunch and swim break at the stunning Esmeralda Bay. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful spot on our exciting journey.

  • Burç Bay

    Take a refreshing swim break in Burç Bay and experience the peaceful surroundings. The water feels cooler here, thanks to the natural cold springs beneath the surface.

  • Gokkaya Bay

    We will take a break to swim in Gökkaya Bay, where you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural surroundings and choose to engage in any of the thrilling water sports available.

  • Pirates Cave

    Explore this fascinating cave, known for its impressive size and unique curved entrance, that has formed naturally over time.

  • Karemlik Bay

    In the Mediterranean Sea, there are a total of 7 known sea turtle species, and 3 of them can be found in Karemlik Bay. You can observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat during your visit.

  • Demre Harbour

    Once you complete your exciting boat ride, our boat will anchor at Demre Port. From there, your tour will proceed with a visit to a museum that is located nearby.

  • St. Nicholas Church (optional stop)

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Entrance fee: 17 euros (or free with Museum Pass Turkey or Mediterranean Museum Pass)

    We’re now heading to the Santa Claus Museum in the centre of Demre town for our next stop on the tour. This fascinating archaeological site was first constructed in 520 A.D. as a church dedicated to the memory of St. Nicholas of Myra, a revered patron saint from the 4th century. You can immerse yourself in the history of this former church.

  • The Ancient City of Myra

    Duration: 1 hour
    Entrance fee: 13 euros (or free with Museum Pass Turkey or Mediterranean Museum Pass)

    Explore the renowned archaeological site of Demre and witness the ancient ruins of Myra dating back to the 5th century B.C. Immerse yourself in history as you observe the impressive Roman-style theatre, the largest in Lycia, and the eerie rock-cut tombs carved into the cliffs above. Take your time to explore these two fascinating highlights fully.

  • Demre to Kalkan

    We hope you have enjoyed the sights we have shown you during this tour. Once the day ends, we will return you to the charming town of Kalkan, where your tour will officially end.

Prices starting from 240 

Adult (Age 12-99)
Children (Age 5-11)
- Free
- Free


  • Private Transfer

    Hotel pick-up/drop-off service.

  • 7-hours Kekova boat trip
  • Lunch

    Main dish:

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

    Fruit or Dessert:
    Watermelon or seasonal fruits.


  • Additional food and drinks
  • Beach towels
  • Castle of Simena Entrance Ticket (€4)
  • Church of St. Nicholas Entrance Ticket (€17)
  • Myra Entrance Ticket (€13)

Cancellation policies

  • Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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.

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