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Address: Street Drazhinsky | West side of Demre, Demre (Kale), Turkey
Phone Number: 35-00-43

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the one and only St Nick

Our bus stopped near here, basically for a coffee break, so I only had around 15 min to look this over (probably really only need 15-25 min anyway as the site is not that big). It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our bus stopped near here, basically for a coffee break, so I only had around 15 min to look this over (probably really only need 15-25 min anyway as the site is not that big). It is not a large church, but contains reasonably well preserved wall frescos and floor tiles. Notably, it was the burial site and has the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We biked to the church from the Neilson Hotel at Andriaki and there was no problem leaving the bikes outside by the church. opposite the church is a nice outside bar where a cool beer was only £2.50

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An interesting reminder of the place in the development of Christianity that Turkey still is today . The church of St.Nicholas, know here as Nicolas Baba has some reasonably well kept byzantine style freezes and is a large draw for Russian tourists as St. Nicholas is their patron saint . Its oddly amusing to see lots of xmas paraphernalia in... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Church of St. Nicholas is an amazing incursion into the first centuries of Christianity and the very location of the Saint's life and activity place, as a bishop. The church is in excellent shape, given its age, one can still admire the frescoes and the mosaics, very well preserved.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

An extremely interesting visit although there were no elves or workshops or snow. The ruins were amazingly well kept and if you're near the area definitely check it out!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This church serves as a museum. You can see many well-preserved frescoes. The mosaic floor looks interesting as well, but I wonder why they don't protect this floor! At the time we went there the restoration was still on-going and you won't get a complete view of the church. For the price you give (15 TL), it was not worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Our visit to the Church of St. Nicholas was one of the highlights of our three week trip to Turkey. Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of the Greco-Roman diocese of Myra, among his many miracles and accomplishments were his visits to the homes of children to leave gifts. He was also at the First Council of Nicea called by Constantine. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Did a day trip from Kas to Demre to visit this church and the tombs of Myra (worth it). The church was such a pitiful excuse for a " sight " that I felt like asking for a refund. It's a Byzantine style church, it has frescoes... Ummm... St Nicholas... Santa Claus... Ahhh ... Yeah nothing else to say except... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Knowing the cathedral at Bari in Italy quite well, I have always been keen to see the church at ancient Myra where the bones of St. Nicholas were first interred. For me this was a really fascinating experience: I just loved the traces of ancient Byzantine frescoes, the superb Byzantine architecture, the tantalising mix of Christian and pagan classical references... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Please see our review of the Myra histoical site - which includes independent travelling to the Church of St. Nicholas.

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