Excursion from Antalya to Kekova sunken city

Price: € 39
( $ 42 / € 39 / ₺ 1,163 / £ 34)

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Antalya, and explore the historical sights of Demre, Myra, and Kekova's Sunken City. Discover the ancient wonders of this region with an experienced guide to provide insight along the way. Visit Demre's Church of Saint Nicholas, Myra's Roman amphitheater, and explore Kekova's underwater ruins. Get the chance to learn about where they originated, while experiencing a unique glimpse into the past.

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About this activity

  • Departure Location: Antalya
  • Event days:
    Sunday Wednesday
  • Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 9 Hours
  • Guiding & Support: English , Russian
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Skip the ticket line: Available
  • Tour ID: 312
  • Other Departure places:
    Alanya Side Belek Kemer

Highlights | Overview

  • Demre Myra Tour from Antalya
  • Myra ancient city tour from Antalya
  • Boat trip along the sunken city Kekova
  • Ancient St Claus church in Demre tour from Antalya
  • Experience Wonderful coastal views of west side Antalya region on Myra and Kekova tour from Antalya
  • Demre, Myra, St Claus and Kekova tour from Antalya, with pick up from all the hotels in Antalya included

Full Description

The Fascinating History Behind Demre, Myra & Kekova’s Sunken City

The purpose of this tour from Antalya is to enable participants to experience the historical and unique natural beauties on the western side of Antalya. Places to see are Demre, the ancient city of Myra, the church of Santa Claus, Christian icon shops and the sunken city of Kekova. On this tour, there is always a guide to look after the participants, but a full cultural guide service is not offered.

This Demre, Myra and Kekova sunken city tour offers more than just a boat ride in the Kekova ruins. The itinerary includes stops in the ancient city of Myra, a visit to Santa Claus Church in Demre and a peek into a nearby store that produces Christian icons. To round off the experience, you’ll embark on a 1-hour boat tour around the sunken city of Kekova for an unforgettable day out!

  • Join us for an unforgettable day exploring the ancient cities Demre, Myra and Kekova - a sunken city situated off the coast of Antalya. 
  • Discover the wonders of three amazing historical sites on one exciting day trip from Antalya! Visit Demre, Myra and Kekova in this incredible tour. 
  • Experience the best of Antalya's surroundings during our Demre, Myra and Kekova tour. Get ready to explore history like never before!
  • Explore the magical sights of southern Turkey with this Demre, Myra and Kekova tour from Antalya. Visit Roman ruins and a sunken city like no other! 

A journey from Antalya to the breathtakingly beautiful west coast awaits on this tour! We will stop in the town of Demre and visit the ancient city of Myra, home to Lycia rock tombs, and further explore the Church of Santa Claus. Afterwards, a boat ride through Kekova's sunken city offers great photo opportunities to catch a glimpse of exquisite views!

If you are in Antalya and are looking for an exciting day trip, why not join this guided tour of Demre, Myra and Kekova Island? You will get to explore the ancient Lycian ruins in Myra and take a cruise through the tranquil waters of Kekova's sunken city. It is sure to be a memorable experience!

Demre is a small coastal town near Antalya, famous for its connection to the legendary Father Christmas. Here you can take a tour of the 6th century Church of St Nicolas, also known as Santa Claus Church, and marvel at its impressive collection of Christian icons. If you are feeling adventurous, try exploring some of the other historic sites nearby including out Myra and the sunken city of Kekova.

Join us for a tour of Demre, Myra and the Sunken City of Kekova from Antalya! This magical journey is sure to be unforgettable as you explore the hidden islands around Kekova. Witness awe-inspiring views of the sparkling blue waters along with remarkable ruins that tell tales of a vibrant past. Even if you don't understand the local language, you can still appreciate Kekova's stunning 'Kekova Blue' hue.

Take a full-day tour to visit the many fascinating sites of Demre, Myra and Kekova from Antalya. Learn about St. Nicholas, known internationally as Santa Claus, who was born in Patara, one of the important cities of the Lycian region and lived in Demre. Explore St. Nicholas' sarcophagus which is kept in the Memorial Museum of St. Nicholas and check out Myra's famous Church honoring him, believed to be the protector of sailors and students. Finally, cap off your day at the Sunken City of Kekova!

Price included

  • Pick up from hotels and transportation to Myra & Kekova with air conditioned tour bus
  • Tour Guiding
  • Lunch
  • Boat cruise along the sunken city
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Entrance fee to the museum of St.Nikolaus 8€
  • Entrance fee to Myra ancient city 7€

Pick Up Place

Unforgettable day tour to Myra ancient city in Demre town, Santa claus church, fantastik icons shop and an amazing Boat trip along the sunken city of Kekova from ANTALYA. Pick up is possible from all the hotels in Antalya, and all the hotels around Antalya city. We do pick up from all the hotels in Antalya region.

Pick up Point

Unforgettable day tour to Myra ancient city in Demre town, Santa claus church, fantastik icons shop and an amazing Boat trip along the sunken city of Kekova from ANTALYA. Pick up point from hotels is the main entrance gate (security check point) of the hotels. Antalya Kaleici (The old Town) hotels: from McDonald's next to the ancient Hadrianus gate.

Details to know

Demre's ancient Myra ruins, Santa Claus church and sunken city Kekova tour from Antalya hotels

The tour can be jointly organized with another tour company.
There may be changes in tour times and program.
Swimming may not be possible on the 1-hour boat tour to the sunken city Kekova island.

It is mandatory to follow the directions of the tour guide.

Due to the high operating costs, all tour companies make this trip mostly in the same vehicle as mixed nationalities and multilingual.

Additional information

Demre, Myra ancient city and sunken city Kekova tour

Tour itinerary from Antalya

A full-day tour from Antalya to Demre and the Kekova Sunken City is an amazing journey. Starting with an early morning pick-up from hotels in Antalya, we'll ride along the coastal road in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Arriving in Demre, we'll visit the ancient city of Myra and the renowned Church of Santa Claus. Here you can shop for unique icons depicting important Christian figures before enjoying a delightful lunch (included in price). Afterwards, go on a 1 hour boat tour to visit Kekova's sunken city-- absolutely awe-inspiring! Once finished, we'll return to Antalya and end our tour around 6:30 PM.

Period & Price

08 November 2023 / 31 March 2024 - Price

Location Adult
13 >
08 > 12
04 > 07
00 > 03
Antalya € 39.0 € 30.0 € 20.0 € 0

01 April 2024 / 07 November 2024 - Price

Location Adult
13 >
08 > 12
04 > 07
00 > 03
Antalya € 39.0 € 30.0 € 20.0 € 0
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Hello, Thank you very much for contacting us about Demre, Myra and the sunken city Kekova island tour. Demre, Myra and the sunken city Kekova island tour from Antalya are organized 3 times a week. Pickup and drop-off service is available from all Antalya region hotels and is included in the price. It is possible to visit the ancient Santa Claus church on our Demre, ancient city Myra and sunken city Kekova tour, but some parts of the ancient church may be under renovation. However, we would like you to know that our tour is organized as mixed nationalities and multilingual. Best regards, Vigo Tours

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Alexander Marhold


Fantastic combination of old ruins and wonderful boat trip

And a really knowledgeable tour guide with a lot of information, worth the long travel

Reply from Vigo Tours: Thank you very much for your review!

As a whole team, we are very glad that you enjoyed our tour and our service. We will be glad to see you on our other tours. Best regards, Team Vigo Tours




Was not a good experience!

1) Violation of Covid protection measures on excursion to Kekova, Myra: When entering the bus, I saw that most people were not wearing masks. I asked the Russian guide to request the people to put on their masks and also that she herself puts on her own masks. This started a big discussion, the guide Lena stating that she cannot wear the mask as she has to make phone calls. She said: "The law does not matter, I am the boss on this bus". I had a seat at the back of the bus, next to a couple who did not speak Russian. When the guide came to the back to give explanations, she was spitting onto me while speaking. She would also not put on her mask when speaking (or rather shouting) to me although I repeatedly requested it!!! I did even tell the guide that I will only pay the remaining amount until she asks the masks to be put on. Well, she disagreed and the people did not put on the masks. Only the driver and me were wearing masks during the journey. (All of a sudden, the driver shouted something as there was a roadblock. And the guide said: "Now you need your masks" and everybody put on their masks. Unfortunately, the bus did not have to stop and the people took their masks down again).. 2) The aircondition of the bus did not work properly.. It was incredibly hot on the bus..




A very beautiful part of Turkey

Really a nice tour and great experience of visiting this beautiful part of Turkey. Not much of a ancient city ruins to see when sailing around Kekova by boat, but Demre town was so beautiful! We decided not to visit St. Nicholas' church so was able to have some relaxing time in a local cafe-shop sipping on cold Ayran, but russians did. The only minus was that we were located in a Russian speaking tour bus 2nd time on our trip. The tour guide explained us that due to the covid-19 the tours hardly pick up enough tourists. We enjoyed it and surely well worth the money.


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