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Demre

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Antalya Province : Demre
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Lycian rock tombs at ancient city of Myra

Demre (former official name: Kale) is a town in Mediterranean Turkey. This is the town where St Nicholas ("real" Santa Claus) lived. Ancient name of the town is Myra.

Get in

Demre lies on the highway D400, which connects Fethiye in the west with Antalya in the east along the Lycian coast. Many buses running town to town on this highway connect Demre with Kalkan, Kaş, Finike, and Olympos among others.

Lycian Way, a way-marked hiking trail connecting Fethiye with Antalya, also passes through Myra, just north of Demre.

Get around

See

A sculpture of St Nicholas near the church
  • St Nicholas Church (Noel Baba Kilisesi). The main attraction of the town is the church of St Nicholas, a native of the town during the days of Myra (late 3rd/early 4th century CE), later on whom the "Santa Claus" is based on as he had a reputation for giving presents secretly. 10 TL.
  • Myra. An ancient Lycian city just outside the modern town.

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Contact

Town's telephone code is (+90) 242, which it shares with the rest of Antalya Province.

Get out

Routes through Demre
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