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

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This is a very informative site that has some interesting fully intact frescos. We spent about an hour here.

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

This is a very informative site that has some interesting fully intact frescos. We spent about an hour here.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I am still not sure which country can truly claim St Nick! I did not like that it was a tourist attraction but I did like that it was in a beautiful part of the country.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This Church is well worth a visit and is situated in the main street of Demre. It is the Church of St Nicholas. Inside there is a large statue of him. There are many patchy interior frescoes and a really beautiful one on the Dome of the Communion of the Apostles. Definitely worth the entrance charge. Try to avoid the... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is Santa's home, The real one's place not the commercialised one. Older than 1600 years. If you could walk in church alone, it will be priceless.

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footscray west
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Warmington, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Address: Street Drazhinsky | West side of Demre, Demre (Kale), Turkey
Phone Number: 35-00-43
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Demre (Kale)

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