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Church of St. Nicholas

Street Drazhinsky | West side of Demre, Demre (Kale), Turkey
35-00-43
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that I came away from this site with very mixed emotions. Knowing that St. Nicholas, at one time and was actually buried here, I felt like I was on holy ground. However, it is very obvious, as soon as you enter, the Turkish government is in charge considers the church to be a museum and no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I feel history when I went to church. If you go to the Kas, you have to visit st. nicholas church. It is inside in the Demre. It is approximately 20 km to Kas.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited a few days ago after visiting the Lycian Rock Tombs and Ampitheatre at Myra as it was close by and we were intrigued by the idea that Father Christmas was Turkish. About 45mins-1hr drive from Kas. The church is well preserved with beautiful ancient architecture of the period, Byzantine wall paintings, floor tiles and the tomb of St... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yes it is a church, it's fairly run down but being renovated all the time. Quite pricey to get in (15lr each) we spent about 15 minutes there. There are lots of coach trips that go here, predominately Russian orthodox tourists. Beware of the usual pestering in the shops around that will give you 'good price' on everything.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Awesome place to visit. Even my 4 year-old daughter really enjoyed looking round it. Beautiful mosaic floors, wonderful example of Byzantine architecture. Costs approx 15 Turkish Lira to go in. Go for dinner at Ipek afterwards.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this ancient building. However, the sign boards, written in capital letters throughout were difficult to read and a few sign boards at points of interest would have been welcomed.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

well worth giving yourself some time here. well preserved and v interesting. you may need to time it right to avoid the coaches, but never felt crowed. nice cafes near by for a tea/coffee afterwards.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The church was well-preserved and contained many interesting frescoes. Definitely worth a visit in conjunction with Lycian tombs of Myra.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a smallish church with some interesting frescos on the walls and carefully preserved mosiacs on the floors. The primary part of the church is quite large and open. I was underwhelmed when we got there with the idea that we were seeing the origin of St. Nicholas.

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Berlin, Germany
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ate lunch at a cheap but good buffet nearby and then walked to this site. Interesting to see the tomb where St. Nicholas is. Our guide was good and explained in detail the myths along with the pictures / frescoes that are still visible in the church. I think this made the difference of this being average vs above... More

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