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The Turquoise Coast Sights

Myra

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 11/21/2013

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The monuments of ancient Myra—a large, well-preserved Roman theater and a cliff face full of Lycian rock tombs—sit just north of Demre. The theater dates from the 2nd century AD and for a time hosted gladiator spectacles and wild animal hunts. In the cliffs above it are some good reliefs (ascend the stairs to the raised viewing platform for a closer look). Up a stone ramp east of the theater, a section of Lycian Way leads to the acropolis, offering nice views over

the theater and town. There are more tombs further east.

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2 km (1 mile) north of Demre, Demre, Turkey

Sight Details:

  • 15 TL
  • Daily 8:30–5 or 5:30

Updated 11/21/2013

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Nov 7, 2009

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The Lycean tombs carved into the side of a stone cliff are fascinating. There is much detail so a lot of hard work -- I wonder how they did it and how long it took. Some tombs have crosses as decorations, but they were carved before Christ so the crosses must have been a symbol of something other than Christianity. The stone death masks were also interesting. I'm glad that I visited this site. I got some good photos of the tombs.

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