There is a city of peace in Turkey, which is next to Demre. Part 3

There is a city of peace in Turkey, or how elsecalled the Worlds Liki, which was once in antiquity the capital of the Roman province of Lycia. That's where we went the next day to watch all the different ruins after free tour of Antalya, but this time alone!

The remains of the city of the World are not far fromthe tourist center of Turkey - Demre (Kale), located about 100 km from Kemer, and where you can perfectly reach the dolmushes (marszhertkah), which go quite often.

By the way, on the road from Kemer to Demre, betweenBy the towns of Kumluca and Finike, we observed absolutely empty beaches, where you can easily stand with a tent. This is a note for campers. The only negative - near the track.

Beaches between Kumluca and Finike.

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Beaches between Kumluca and Finike.

Demre. Turkey.

Demre. Turkey.

City of Demre. Turkey.

City of Demre. Turkey.

In the town of Demre (Kale) is a churchSt. Nicholas the Wonderworker, which also makes sense to go. Entrance to the Church of St. Nicholas - 10 lire (200R). The church is falling apart, so metal structures were built around it. There is nothing inside, only frescoes, and the relics of St. Nicholas went to Europe.

Church of St. Nicholas in Demre. Turkey.

Church of St. Nicholas in Demre. Turkey.

Inside the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Inside the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Photo by Leonid Trusov.

Saint Nicholas - in English Santa Claus,so the real birthplace of the red fat here, in Turkey - in Demre! This is a real person who lived here and was the bishop of the Worlds of Lyca. Of course, I suspected that Santa Claus was a southern comrade, but that it was from Turkey ...

Saint Nicholas, he is Nicholas the Wonderworker, aka Santa Claus.

Saint Nicholas, he is Nicholas the Wonderworker, aka Santa Claus.

As I said, the city of the World is nearby, butexactly 3 km from the center of Demre. On the way there we saw the feast of tomato life. And it is already in the month of May. By the way, tomatoes are one of the cheapest vegetables here, and cost about 1 lira (20p) per kilogram, which I appreciated as a special connoisseur of this product.

Tomato Paradise Demre.

Tomato Paradise Demre.

Demre. Turkey. The life of ordinary people.

Demre. Turkey. The life of ordinary people.

Demre. Turkey. The life of ordinary people.

Demre. Turkey. The life of ordinary people.

Perezd in Turkish. Demre.

Perezd in Turkish. Demre.

The entrance to the territory of the remnants of the city of the World isalso 10 lire (200r). True, we passed for free until the guard turned away. I repent, but before that I was divorced for 1 lira for entering the "paid" toilet, and I had to restore justice.

The remains of the city of Myra are tombs,built into the rocks and a large amphitheater. In each of the tombs gaping hole, as if the ancients came to life and went for a walk. In this cemetery, rich citizens were buried, and the higher, the richer and cooler you are.

There is a city of peace in Turkey.

There is a city of peace in Turkey ...

Tombs in the city of Mira. Turkey.

Tombs in the city of Mira. Turkey.

Amphitheater slightly restored, and workcontinue - they are tightened with metal beams and staples. The acoustics are good. All that people say below is well heard from the upper places. A variety of representations were sea battles, the arena for this purposely flooded.

Amphitheater. Mira Turkey.

Amphitheater. Mira Turkey.

From the height of the amphitheater we look down and fear.

From the height of the amphitheater we look down and fear.

The construction is monumental, therefore it is a bit dumb to walk under the arches that are held without cement and only due to the laws of physics.

The vaults of the amphitheater in the city of Mira. Turkey.

The vaults of the amphitheater in the city of Mira. Turkey.

It was so nice to sit upstairs under warmthe sun and putting his face to the wind ... Imagination painted the ancient inhabitants in white tunics. We had as much time as we needed, in contrast to the herd of tourists, chased by the shepherd-guide. A trip cost 2 times cheaper than $ 45 from a hotel guide.

At the top of the amphitheater in the city of Mira. Turkey.

At the top of the amphitheater in the city of Mira. Turkey.

Back we stopped the tourist bus, though for a short distance, and then again with dolmushes. And finally, another standard photograph of the city of Peace in Turkey.

There is a city of peace in Turkey.

There is a city of peace in Turkey ...

How to get to Demre

If you go to Demre (Demre) from Kemer by shuttle bus (dolumsh), then you will need to transfer to Finike (Finike). Perhaps there are direct, but we did not hit them.

To stop a minibus you have to give upotherwise they will not stop. On the windshield they always have signs with the following cities. But since they are in Turkish, read on the go will not work. Therefore, it is easier to slow down and ask. English is hardly spoken there, so “asking” would mean pointing your finger at a map, or calling the place.

It does not hurt to buy a Turkish phrase book and learn at least a few words (yes, no, where, when, ok). It can be very useful for independent travel.

All parts of the story about our independent trip through Turkey:
Route - Kemer - Antalya - Demre (Worlds) - Olympus and Cirali. - Side - Lake Beysehir - Cappadocia - Goreme - Ankara - Adapazar - Karasu - Istanbul

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