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Address: Street Drazhinsky | West side of Demre, Demre (Kale), Turkey
Phone Number: 35-00-43
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Take your camera to Byzantine St Nicholas Church ruin

Worth seeking out the ancient St Nicholas Byzantine Church ruin. Lovely atmosphere and opportunities for photographs. Some interesting floor mosaics and painted frescos. Only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Worth seeking out the ancient St Nicholas Byzantine Church ruin. Lovely atmosphere and opportunities for photographs. Some interesting floor mosaics and painted frescos. Only 15TL. The ticket office looked after our bicycles. Modest amenities in town.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had an interesting visit, but time vist to avoid Russian coach trips. Tourist shops and cafes near Church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Super interesting and the artwork on the walls is in pretty good condition considering. It was some of the best condition I have seen throughout turkey. Our tour guide went through alot of the history before we got there which is really nice. I think the do have the audio guides there as well for another 20 lira or so.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you dont want a guide then it is best to read up before you go as there isn't any signage as to what you are looking at. It was amazing to see so many Russian tourists Iin particular) breaking down and crying and kissing the tomb of Saint Nicolas!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Interesting, although probably more interesting if you're Russian, or a big fan of Father Christmas. A refuge from the sun.

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Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This church is a Christian place in the middle of muslim community, for this reason the whole place are reserved with the support of Russia. In the surrounding shops the inscriptions are in Cyrillic letters written too. The museum shop was cleverly arranged, air-conditioned with pleasant music. The souvenirs were surprisingly good price compared with bazaar.

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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

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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