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Myra Ancient City


Myra Ancient City

The ancient city of Myra is located in Demre district, which is about half an hour away from Kaş. In the past, it provided the connection of the city with the canal providing sea transportation to the west of the Myros (Demre) River. On the other side of the canal, maritime transportation and trade were carried out in Andriake (Çayağzı) Port, where there is also a museum now.

The Ancient City of Myra especially attracts visitors with its tombs from the Lycian period, the Roman theater and the Church of Santa Claus - St. Nicholas from the Byzantine period.

Myra, one of the six major cities of the historical Lycian League, is referred to as Myrrh in Lycian inscriptions. The rock tombs, Lycian inscriptions and coins show that Myra has existed since the 5th century BC.

WORK. 2nd century Myra showed great development. In the city, which is the Metropolis of the historical Lycian League, many buildings were built and repaired with the help of the rich people of the region. In the Byzantine Period, Myra became one of the leading cities in terms of religion as well as administrative aspects. Its fame, which has reached the present day, Santa Claus - St. Nicholas St. Nicholas's AD. It owes that he was the bishop of the city in the 4th century and that after his death he reached the rank of saint and built a church in his name.

Where is Myra Ancient City?

Myra Ancient City; It is in the Demre district of Antalya. It is about half an hour away from Kas by car.

How to Get to the Ancient City of Myra?

If you have a car, you can reach Myra Ancient City in about half an hour. Or you can take a minibus from Kaş old bus station.

You can also reach it by renting a car or taking a transfer service.

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Myra Ancient City Entrance Fee

Myra Ancient City entrance fee is 55 TL.

Museum Card is valid.