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Demre (Kale), Turkey
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Time travel - the sight of carved and cracked tombs is impressive. The visitor ponders the creativity of these people with a separate language and culture, which was then washed away by the time and Persian Empire. The situation of the tombs reflects the social...More

1  Thank Tibor P
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Although far from Antalya, a good two hour car ride, the extraordinary tombs caved on the steep cliffs are a marvel of ancient engineering and architecture. The amphitheater is superb. This is a short visit but well worthwhile. A plus are the super clean toilets.

Thank macorzo2016
Reviewed 5 August 2018

One of my main reasons for visiting this part of Turkey was to see the remarkable Lycian Rock Tombs which are carved into hill sides and made to look like houses. They are quite different to those at Petra and to that extent unique. And...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The tombs are located next to an amphitheatre, and together they make a fascinating visit. It is better to avoid very hot days since the site is located 2 km from the bus station. It is a nice walk and taxis are also available.

Thank Yakov R
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you make the day trip from Antalya, it is a long day and I consider the rock tombs in Myra to be the highlight. A very picturesque place with the tombs in the vertical cliffs of the mountain and the theater next to them....More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Amazingly there are a lot of places like this in Turkey. Just dotted about. Amazing to think what was going on 2000 years ago. Take a seat in the amphitheater and soak up[ the atmosphere (and sun).

Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed 27 April 2018

You will be shocked and amazed by mystique (and bit scary) rock-cut tombs- unbelievable what people were able to make 2000 years ago. The tombs look like ancient houses and temples. It is said that this was the site of one on the wealthiest towns...More

Thank Actress23
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Followed the sign from the main road and came to a T junction. No further signs were found so make sure you get very good directions if you want to find it!

1  Thank GrayHowie
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and you can get some fabulous photos. Try and get there early to take good photos without the mass of tourists. Would advise to drive here or to hire a driver to take you about the sites (St Nicholas Church). I would advise...More

1  Thank 345chloes
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This unique place is a must see. Tombs are amazing remainder of mysterious Lycians - people originated from Crete island but expelled by Minos, the first king of Crete (son of Zeus) and settled in Turkey.

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Amulya K
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Response from Yakov R | Reviewed this property |
Myra may not be worth a day trip from Istanbul, unless you see it as religious pilgrimage.