From Kas: Private Tour to Demre, Myra and Kekova

Private Tour to Demre, Myra and Kekova from Kas

For the ultimate discovery of Kekova and Demre (Myra), choose this private tour from Kas (Kaş), which incorporates the best nature and historical spots in the region.

The boat trip includes stops in the gorgeous deep blue waters of Esmeralda Bay and Burç Bay, as well as the chance for breathtaking panoramic views from the top of Kaleköy village. On land, our highlights include St. Nicholas Church (the original resting place of the real-life Santa Claus), and the ruins of the famous tombs of Myra.

  • Includes

    Private Transfer, Breakfast, Lunch, 7-hours boat trip

  • What to bring

    Sunglasses, Sun hat, Sunscreen, Swimwear, Towel

Prices starting from 750 

Tour Route

  • Kaş to Demre

    You’ve picked an excellent choice with an exclusive tour of Demre, Myra, and Kekova. Be ready and waiting at your hotel in Kaş as we will arrive at 8am to drive you to Demre.

    There’s also no need to rush down breakfast before you leave. It’s our job to make sure you are well-fed, with a delicious meal at Botanix Cafe and Bistro. Following this, we’ll make a move to Demre harbour so you can start your boat adventure together.

  • Demre Harbour

    After breakfast, 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

    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.

  • Museum of Lycian Civilizations

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Entrance fee: 10TL (or free with Museum Pass Turkey or Mediterranean Museum Pass)

    From the visitor reception area, you will find walking paths leading you past the Andriake ruins. The last point on the path is a 2nd-century ancient granary, which has been converted into the Museum of Lycian Civilizations. Here you will find artefacts from nearby Lycian cities which have survived the years, and tell you more about the ancient history of the region.

  • St. Nicholas Church

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Entrance fee: 55 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: 45 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 Kaş

    After a truly memorable trip discovering Kekova and Demre, a private transfer will bring you back to your hotel in Kaş, leaving you to relax and absorb your experiences of the day.

Prices starting from 750 

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

Included

  • 7-hours boat trip
  • Breakfast
  • 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.

  • Private Transfer

Excluded

  • Archaeological site entrance fee
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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.