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Orthodox Christian Church Where Saint Nicholas Served as a Bishop of Myra (Demre-ANTALYA)

The church is located in Demre as a district of Antalya. It was built in Byzantium Era. Although St.Nicholas is featured by furcoat and a carriage with elks, he was born and died... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is located in Demre as a district of Antalya. It was built in Byzantium Era. Although St.Nicholas is featured by furcoat and a carriage with elks, he was born and died in Antalya (15 March 270 – 6 December 343). His born town is Patara that is also famous by having the largest beach in Turkey. He trained... More 

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Olsztyn, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

cost of ticket - 20 lira is way too much - 15-20 min is enough for visiting this place including making photos. I was not with organised group so there is not much too see if you don't have tour guide telling story of St Nicholas

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Well worth a visit. The church has some beautiful architecture and mosaics, and also the crypt of Santa Claus. However, Christmas is not cancelled. Would recommend going.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The church turned out to be a great surprise and well worth the trip. The staff at the entrance had to be told to serve us which they did but that was it. The entrance fee was 20tl which is perhaps the most we have paid to get the least back not even a leaflet. Value for money compared to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

You can stop over here for couple of hours and visit the church and Myra Ruins and you wont be disappointed.. the Mosaics in the church are amazing and it one of the most important church for Greeks.. even though the entrance is expensive but its worth a visit..

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

St. Nicholas Church is most notable for its mosaic floors in graceful geometric patterns. It was interesting to learn that the local Fourth Century bishop had begun the various Santa Claus myths and traditions by being a protector of children’s well-being and by giving them gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I figured what better way to spend my first Christmas as an expat than to go down and visit St Nick's cathedral? Although the area around it seemed like a ghost town, the church itself was beautiful. It has been remarkably well preserved and it is hauntingly beautiful. I would recommend coming to visit this and the nearby ruins of... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Revisited this year, quiet, last time there were so many Russian travellers you couldn't see the mosaics or even the frescos, sadly due to the political situation it is quiet, but you can appreciate the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were lucky to get there early as a lot of people turned up as we were leaving (coaches of Russian visitors who count this as a very Holy place and pray at St. Nicholas tomb ) The mosaics were still colourful after all this time, and statues and tombs were very ornate, but there was no information as regarding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

It isn't often that you get to walk around in a virtually intact Byzantine church, so the great preservation of the church of St Nicholas makes it well worth seeing. It is hard to believe that a lot of the church was hidden by the silt that covered ancient Myra, but you can see for yourself how the current ground... More 

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