Myra

Myra: Home Of Santa Claus

We always pictured Santa Claus as an old man with gray hair and blue eyes. Is it correct though? Considered that he is originally from Anatolia, from Myra specifically, so he is more likely to have a slightly tanned skin tone and brown eyes.

Myra, also known as Demre nowadays, is the ancient Lycian city where Saint Nicholas Church is located. This is the place where Santa Claus said to lived until his last days. Even though it is mostly ruins now with couple of marble columns and walls survived until this date, it is a significant landmark holding great importance for many cultures and religions.

The colors of the walls may be fading  in time, but memories are always there to open a window to the past and take us to unforgettable adventures.

Top attractions in Myra

Kemer

Kemer, known as one of the most significant holiday locations of Turkey, earns this title with its mild weather, great sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and many great hotels that offer high quality service.

Alanya

Are you interested in following the footsteps of the famous geographers Strabo, Piri Reis and well-celebrated Ottoman explorers and travelers Ibn Battuta and Evliya Celebi? Would you want to know what is so special about this town that attracted all these adveturers? OK, let’s see then.

Belek

Belek, known as one of the most significant holiday locations of Turkey, earns this title with its mild weather, great sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and many great hotels that offer high quality service.

Kundu

Kundu, known as one of the most significant holiday locations of Turkey, earns this title with its mild weather, great sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and many great hotels that offer high quality service.

Lara

Lara, known as one of the most significant holiday locations of Turkey, earns this title with its mild weather, great sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and many great hotels that offer high quality service.

Side

Are you looking for a holiday full of sun, sea and beach? Well, Side is some of the most obvious locations for your choice. However, Side is full of surprises.
Ruins of ancient city in Side, Turkey

Manavgat

Antalya has no shortage of natural wonders and Manavgat is one of them. It gracefully earns the title with its scenic Manavgat Waterfall. The harmony of the nature is just worth to see. Waters cascading from the top of the hill and falling down with a misty ambience.

Kas

Kas, known as one of the most significant holiday locations of Turkey, earns this title with its mild weather, great sandy beaches, turquoise Mediterranean waters and many great hotels that offer high quality service.

Kalkan

Are you interested in nature or history when making holiday plans? How about both?

Demre

We always pictured Santa Claus as an old man with gray hair and blue eyes. Is it correct though? Considered that he is originally from Anatolia, in Demre specifically, so he is more likely to have a slightly tanned skin tone and brown eyes.

Sapadere Canyon

Turkey has no shortage when it comes to natural wonders. One of most mesmerizing one of these landmarks is Antalya’s Sapadere Canyon where you can soak up all the nature and have a peaceful day. If you are looking for a “Into to Wild” adventure, Sapadere Canyon is just the right place for you.

Aspendos

Are you ready to discover the best-preserved theatre building from the ancient era of Anatolia? We are talking about Aspendos, the ancient Greco-Roman city has has hosted many civilizations on its lands. Started as an ancient Pamphylian city in Asia Minor, it is ruled by Lycians, then Persians… Of course Alexander the Great came to the stage at some point and conquered the city, then Romans and Byzantians reigned before Seljuks, Ottomans and lastly the Turkish Republic. The city theatre of Aspendos associated with many of these civilizations, it is called as the Greek Theatre, the Roman Theatre, etc…

St. Nicholas Church Demre

We always pictured Santa Claus as an old man with gray hair and blue eyes. Is it correct though? Considered that he is originally from Anatolia, he is more likely to have a slightly tanned skin tone and brown eyes.

Xanthos

There is not a lot of city in world history that is famous with its passion of freedom and independence. Xanthos is a well-known ancient Anatolian city that is besieged by many powerful armies including Persians, Macedonians and Romans.

Sunken City Ruins of Simena Kekova

Sailing along the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea and exploring one of the most exquisite underwater treasures of the world, the Sunken City Ruins of Simena in Kekova. This is what we call hitting two birds with one stone.

Duden Waterfalls

Antalya never disappoints when it comes to offering amazing travel experiences. It is no surprise it hosts one of the most glamorous natural wonders of Turkey, Duden Waterfalls.

Lycia

Lycia is an ancient region standing on the southern part of Turkey, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by the glorious Taurus Mountains. Seems like the region claimed a great place for settlement.

Koprulu Canyon

Do you get adrenaline rush at times? We know just the right place for you. In Koprulu Canyon you can the chance to canyoning, rafting and ziplining. Could it get any better? Well, in Koprulu Canyon it can.

Koprulu Canyon National Park

You can enjoy the amazing views, crystal clear refreshing waters, a green environment as far as the eye can reach and high cliffs and the raw beauty of waterfalls.

Manavgat Waterfall

Antalya has no shortage of natural wonders and Manavgat Waterfall is one of them. It gracefully earns the title with its mesmerizing beauty. The harmony of the nature is worth to see. Waters cascading from the top of the hill and falling down with a misty ambience.

Selge

Are you fond of traveling? Do you sometimes feel that your ancestors may be great warriors?

Mountain Tahtali

Are you ready to enjoy the views of Antalya city under you feet while you are soaking up the fresh air in your cable car? Antalya has a lot to offer when it comes to nature and history, Mountain Tahtali gives you something better and combines these two.

Pamphylia

There is something about ancient cities, right? A strange feeling, the goosebumps you get while wandering along the ruins and remains of the past... It must be because even though these cities are like ghost towns nowadays, we still know that they were the center of trade, art, religion back then.

Patara

Is Santa Claus really from the North Pole? As fas as the history speaks he is originally from Anatolia, the village Patara specifically. So he is more likely to have a slightly tanned skin tone and brown eyes.

Perga

Anatolia has no shortage of ancient gems and Perga is no exception. The heart of ancient Pamphylia region situated between the two rivers Catarrhactes (Duden) and Cestrus (Aksu) offers and exquisite nature and great history to its visitors.

Phaselis

You must have realized by now, that Turkey has some of the most exquisite ancient cities. One of the most obvious one is the city of Phaselis, standing between Antalya’s popular cities of Kemer and Olympos.

Pisidia

Mediterranean parts of Turkey host some of the most interesting ancient regions, all have some unique points to distinguish themselves. Pisidia is no exception. The ancient region stands on top of the mountain range, creating an incomparable harmony of nature and history.

Taurus Mountains

Being one of the most glorious mountain complex of Turkey, Taurus Mountains hosted many ancient cities like Termessos, Selge, Sagalassos and many more.

Termessos

Alexander the Great was a great commander, he conquered the lands from Greece to the India. But when he came to Termessos for another victory, Termessos was like: “You shall not pass”

Ucansu Waterfall

Yes, Antalya is a great holiday location with its sea and beaches. No one can deny it is very very hot, though. If you are in need of taking a refreshing break from Antalya’s hot weather, why not pay a visit to the natural wonder of Ucansu Waterfall.

Antalya

Did you know that the real birthplace of Saint Nicholas is in Demre (Myra), Antalya? Well, now you know. Isn’t it amazing that a city has it all from natural wonders and great beaches to an incomparable historical legacy piled up for centuries. Antalya is known as the biggest city lying along the Mediterranean coast and one of the most popular tourism destinations of Turkey.

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