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“Ancient Greek palaces”
Review of Rock tombs in Myra

Rock tombs in Myra
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Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Kemer
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Excursion to Rock Tombs of Lucian tsars in Myra is combined with visiting an amphitheatre, a church of St. Nicholas in Demre and islands Kekova. Excursion passes by the bus and on the yacht.
The biggest impression Lycian tombs have left the tsars, cut down in steep rocks. Outwardly tombs looks as pediments of ancient Greek palaces.
Lycian tombs it is tombs of tsars of the ancient Kaunosa, correcting in IV century
BC. It is possible to Approach close enough, however it is impossible to touch and glance inside, costs protection. To receive the information from the guide as tombs are nutria arranged them was not possible. The thin relief carving on a stone on tombs has amazed.

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Reviewed December 27, 2009

A must see! The tombs and the amphitheater in Myra are exeptional and not to be missed!

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Reviewed June 29, 2007

Myra, we took a day trip from Camyuva which took in Myra, Church of St Nicholas ( the real santa) and Simena. The tour starts at Myra. Myra contains some of the best remains of Lycian Rock Tombs in the world. I donlt know if I agree but you can actually crawl inside the tombs touch them feel them and think what it would have looked like 2000 years ago. Next to the rock tombs is a huge ampitheatre still incredibl intact. The area is littered with the most incredible carvings and sarcophagus. You can climb the steps of the theatre sit where the emporer sat walk on some of the incredible marble floor that still remains and imagine yourself there. There are tour guides for those who wish to listen or you can wander on your own and just enjoy the majesty of ancient rome in Turkey. Marvelling at the craftsmenship of the sculptors.

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Reviewed January 18, 2007

We visited this site with my family this past Sept 2006 and had a great day. Wonderful to walk up into the ruins and visit the theater. I must apologize that my camera seems to over expose the pictures in bright sun light so my pictures are not a great as I would like them to be.

Myra is located southwest from just off the main highway of Antalya between Cirali and Kas. There is a big amphitheatre one of the the largest in Lycia and many rock-cut tombs carved in the cliffs above the theatre.

Also very close to the rock tombs in Myra is the church of St. Nicholas located in the small town of Demre. St. Nicholas who was born in Patara was famous for his miracles and known for his kindness.

If you are travelling along the coastal areas between Antalya and Fethiye this is a great place to visit.

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