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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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..
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... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
We are not Christians but went to see St Nicolas church when visiting the ancient city of Myra. There is not a lot to see here in terms of the sites - it is just a church with the sarcophagus of St Nicholas. I guess this would be a more meaningful visit if you believe in St Nicholas but to... 更多
We came here on our own and found the audio guide to be a great help. It was like having a personal tour guide tell about the frescos and St. Nicholas.
It doesn`t take more than half an hour to see all that`s interesting about this very old church. Good to make a difference between the famous Santa Claus and the true St. Nicholas.