Demre is home to perhaps the most famous pristine rock tombs on the coast: ancient Myra.

visit Demre

From ancient Lycia to the Roman Empire, the footprints of Anatolia’s most memorable civilizations pepper the land of Demre. One with nature and a must-see stop in any Mediterranean trip, Demre is as cordial as it can get. It is right at the archeological wonderland of Antalya on the banks of the Demre River. A humble coastal town at first glance, Demre exceeds expectations with its highlight attractions. Pick one from its stream of historical happenings, and explore it accompanied by the sweet sea breeze of the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. 

Just a 20-minute walk away, the ancient city Myra is a stretch of the old world that will take your breath away instantly. The river and ocean necropolises of Myra brim with Lycian inscriptions, cavernous passageways, and log cabin features. It is the most photogenic part of a much larger complex which includes a Greco-Roman amphitheater. Another highlight of Demre is the Church of St. Nicholas, dedicated to the saint that inspired the legend of Santa Claus. It features a handful of vivid frescoes still intact and offers another quaint sight along the coast. To top off the Lycian tour, head to the ancient ruins of Andriake and Simena. Now opening their doors as elaborate open-air museums, the sites boast intriguing inscriptions and artifacts testifying to the Ancient Period of Lycia.

Once you satisfy your cultural taste buds, head to the beach to savor some golden hours of swimming. If you are lucky, you can even spot Caretta Carettas while snorkeling. It may not be the equivalent of coastal hotspots like Fethiye. But, Demre delivers its Mediterranean offerings in smaller yet equally appealing sizes.

Demre Gallery

Tours visiting Demre


Sail Turkey

8 Days


32 reviews




Why Book With Travel Talk

Travel Better

Save better while enjoying unmatched value with Premium services. Read all about the advantages of travelling with Travel Talk!

Fair Travels

As Travel Talk, we are committed to transparency and fairness in our prices and the services provided. Know your tour’s worth!

Pay 60 Days Prior

Secure your spot with a small deposit and complete your payment in installments as you wish until 60 days prior to the departure date.

No Change Fees

No change or cancellation fees until 60 days prior to your departure date, including. Freely change your tour, departure date or passenger names.

Open until midnight

+44 20 809 995 96
[email protected]

Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
W. Europe