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“Discovering the real story about Santa!”

Church of St. Nicholas
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Hiking in Red and Rose Valley
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Antalya, Turkey
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Discovering the real story about Santa!”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Visit this ancient church, travel through time and get to know the real story of Santa. Wish Turkish Governmet had this place in better situation, you can still find some ancient paintings.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1,159 reviews
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“So Father Xmas does not live at the North Pole!”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

We are sure that all children except those from Turkey believe that Father Xmas does live at the North Pole.
Go to Demre and really see wher he comes from!

Visited April 2012
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West Sussex UK
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47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Where st nick was buried”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Just really interesting. Needs renovation but the frescos are really lovely

Visited February 2012
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Antalya, Turkey
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Santa Claus”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

One of the amazing place I ever seen. I celebrated my birthday last yer on there with Santa Claus (5th December) When you pass by Demre; also you need to see Myra too.

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Moscow
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465 reviews
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“Famous Church of St. Nicholas”
Reviewed January 22, 2011

Demre is a place of pilgrimage, famous church of St. Nicholas, which is currently under construction. A very spiritual place, it seems, there can spend a whole day just holding on to cool the column or leaning against any stone. St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), who lived in the 4 century, was the bishop of Myra, and famous for the generosity and piety. He was canonized and, belief, is the patron saint of fishermen and children. In Demre, there are two statues of St. Nicholas, one of which is the gift of the Russian Orthodox Church. The relics of St. Nicholas are buried in the church.

Visited August 2010
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