Day trip

Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

4.1 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Tur Turizm

Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

Activity provider: Tur Turizm

From US$ 26.61 per person

Discover Turkey's ancient history on this day trip from Antalya. Sail to Kekova Island on a glass-bottomed yacht, see the sunken city of Kekova, and visit St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker Church.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait at the outdoor security gate of your hotel/accommodation 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time to ancient Lycia and discover more about Lycian history
  • Visit St Nicholas Church Miracle Worker and see his 4th-century burial spot
  • Sail across turquoise water to visit the historic Kekova Island's sunken city
  • Dive off the yacht for a swim in the cool and clear waters near Kekova Island
  • Enjoy comfortable, roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Antalya
Full description

Explore ancient Lycia on a day trip and yacht cruise from Antalya. See a historic rock tomb from Lycian times, marvel at ancient Greco-Roman amphitheaters, and sail to the beautiful Kekova Island.

Meet your driver outside your hotel and begin your adventure with a drive through the ancient state of Lycia. Marvel at an ancient rock tomb from the Lycian times and stop to visit the Greco - Roman amphitheater.

Next, visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker in Demre city. This ancient church sits above the 4th-century burial place of St. Nicholas, the original inspiration for Santa Claus. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to Kekova Island.

Board a glass-bottomed yacht and sail through pristine waters to reach this fascinating island. Sail by the mysterious sunken city of Kekova, an ancient Lycia city, destroyed by an earthquake.

Spot the ruins of the city and the Simena Castle from the side of the boat and under the water through the glass bottom. Before heading back, jump into the refreshing water for a swim. Finally, return to your hotel, having experienced Turkey's rich ancient history.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entrances fees to Kekova Sunken City and Amphitheater
  • Glass-bottom yacht tour
  • St Nicholas Church Entrance fee (about 175 Turkish Lira)
  • Drinks
  • Swimwear and towel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Overall good trip. All places worth visiting. Would personally prefer bit more boat time. Long hours on the bus, but that's just due to the location of activities. Church is payable extra, but very much worth it. Don't expect to see much of the sunken city, just few bits. The highlight was our guide Alp. Telling lots of interesting facts, very funny, we had a fantastic time woth him, made a difference to other trips. Lunch bit disappointing but you will get a chance to stop for breakfast before the trip, witch is much needed after 6.30am pick up. Good value ,would book again.

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September 18, 2022

A beautiful day with many impressions. Still a little little time for the various activities, which is of course due to the limited time. You pass the ruins of the sunken city quite quickly, the actual sunken city is 60m below the surface, so you could never see through a glass floor in the boat, which we didn't have despite the description for the tour. So only your own imagination remains. The ruins of the historical cities are worth seeing. The guide was excellent and very humorous. We also got a quick swim in a beautiful bay, but not at sunken ruins, so nothing to see underwater. The stop for lunch was after 2pm, very late with a start time of 6am. And the driving time from Antalya almost 4 hours. So 8 hours a day only in the bus. The pick-up time was only known when you had booked. That wasn't so good, you should know beforehand. Otherwise nice trip.

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September 11, 2022

We started with a boat trip. The boat trip to the sunken city was not really worth it. You saw nothing of the sunken city only above water. Afterwards we were allowed to swim in the sea for 15 minutes. You can also buy food on the boat for an extra charge. We then went to a local store. Not really special. Then we drove to the Saint Nicholas Church. This costs 12 € extra. Well worth the effort. If you don't do this you will have to wait at a shop where there is nothing else… I would recommend visiting the church. It's educational. Finally, we went to visit the theatre. This one was also very fun and educational. The guide was very good and told a lot of historical information.

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September 4, 2022

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