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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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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Church is still being excavated. The detail of the paintings, marble flooring and carvings are still very beautiful. You won’t need long here, but worth a see, if you like Churches.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The church is now a museum (entrance 15TL) and is still being renovated. It sits in the centre of Demre. Unless you are really interested in architecture etc. there is not a lot to see; a number of rooms constructed in stone, a few mosaic floors which are quite pretty and some mosaics. It is overrun with Russians who pilgrimage... More

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The basic church as it was no adornments the frescos on the walls telling the story and St Nicholas coffin. Sadly his bones exept three are in a church in Italy layed to rest after being robbed many centuries ago, the bronze statues are beautiful. Renovations were compleated in 1800's. But the real original church is very evident and beautiful... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My expectations were high after visiting so many ruins and old churches in turkey, this was an expensive visit as there were restorations still going on and very little to see the fescos you can see are amazing but without paying the extra on top of the pricey entrance fee for the english headset it all means aboslutely nothing this... More

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NW England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was an interesting experience and clearly a place of pilgrimage. The frescoes were amazing inter colour and detail. The history of the church was clearly outlined and it was encouraging to see the renovation.

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Bucharest, Romania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

IF you are in the area during a tourist tour then you would certainly stop to visit this famous church and listen o the stories related to St. Nicholas. You can see his first tomb and learn about his life and sainthood. The church is very simple, as a 3rd century church is expected to look like and it has... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

hardly worth the visit! Bored me to death and total rip off. I would never go again and wanted a refund if I could

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Kingston, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If I had paid more attention in Sunday School, I would not have been as surprised as I was to learn the Santa Claus is a Turk! The story of St. Nicholas of Myra (present day Demre) is inspiring and it is not hard to see why so many visitors to Demre (especially Russians) show such a particular reverence for... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The church of St. Nicholas, the generous bishop of Myra (3rd Century) who became Santa Claus, is overhyped compared to the entrance price 20 Turkish Lira (this seems to be the standard all over Turkey). The place is full of tourists from Russia (St. Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia) clutching overpriced icons and dipping them in some goo... More

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