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Santa Claus Museum

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Santa Claus Museum

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Journey back to ancient times on a scenic full-day tour to Kekova, Demre and Myra from Antalya, including lunch. Cruise out on a glass-bottomed boat to view the sunken city of Kekova and cool off with a swim in the Mediterranean, then admire the ancient city of Myra, famous for its remarkable Lycian necropolis. Finish the day with a visit to the church of Saint Nicholas in Demre and discover the roots of Santa Claus.
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Shirley M wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom174 contributions47 helpful votes
The museum was very interesting,The tomb of Santa is here. Entracne fee was very cheap. Also has a cafe and a couple of gift shops.
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Date of experience: October 2020
patriciak wrote a review Aug 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada2 contributions
This museum has very nice and interesting things. Entrance price is really cheap. Santa's tomb was here. the monuments and sculptures are very interesting and clean. where is we came Demre loves history. Thanks!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
541nenam wrote a review Aug 2017
Novi Sad, Serbia48 contributions8 helpful votes
The Church from the 6th cent. was made on the foundations of the older Christian church that was the seat of Saint Nicholas's bishopric. The church is now a museum which doesn't stop Russian tourists to bow and pray in front of the sarcophagus that was made for the body of the saint, but I am not sure whether the body was ever inside (very pious Orthodox but in museum that doesn't have any particle of sanctity, it is pointless).
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Date of experience: August 2017
Marion S wrote a review Apr 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa1,521 contributions48 helpful votes
A beautiful old church built around the mid 5th century. Tickets cost 20 TL per person to go in. Outside is a tea garden and small gift shop. Across the road are many shops all with Russian signage. St Nicholas was an important Saint for both Greek and Russian Orthodox in the Christian world. He died in Demre and was canonized after his death. On the 6th December every year there are celebrations here for the day he died. It is called St Nicholas
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Date of experience: April 2017
MindStorm wrote a review Apr 2016
Cuenca, Ecuador700 contributions286 helpful votes
Supposedly the original St Nicholas was entombed here (his bones later removed by grave robbers). Good frescas and views of the ancient church. We went in early April and were almost alone -- one Turkish family was there, who allowed us to photograph their little girl (about 8) walking across the frame.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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