The Turquoise Coast Sights


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The monuments of ancient Myra—a large, very 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 to the left and above are some good reliefs—keep an eye out for a small one of a warrior. 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 farther east. When you arrive to the site, you'll see plenty of vendors hawking Orthodox Christian votives to Russian tourists, to tie in with the nearby church of St. Nicholas.

Sight Information


2 km (1 mile) north of Demre, Demre, Antalya, 07570, Turkey

Sight Details:

  • 15 TL
  • Daily 8:30–7

Published 07/06/2016


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