Myra Antik Kenti
Myra Antik Kenti
4.5
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kishAn
Doha, Qatar533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Amazing place to see rock tombs.. the explorable area is quite small and nothing much compared to sites like Termessos.. I hope they will dig and restore more of the mountain in the future. The drive from Antalya was breathtaking.
Written 2 June 2024
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happykoabug
Honolulu, HI600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
You can get close to Lycian tombs as well as enjoy a beautiful amphitheatre. There are shops and snacks before you reach the entrance to the site. Plenty of theatrical carvings.
Written 30 May 2024
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Emma G
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Awe inspiring and fascinating! An amazing place to visit. The stone cut out in the cliff and the breathtaking Amphitheatre are a must see. Loved this place and would visit again.
Written 30 December 2023
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Christophergiles
Grantham, UK292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Went to this site by car but well worth the 75 min drive. The site is fantastic and very well preserved. Only 180tl but for an extra 70tl you can also have audio. Car park is free but run by a family that serves great Fresh orange juice all for 25tl which is £1.00!
Written 17 May 2023
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Cynthia Attieh
Tripoli, Lebanon69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Historical, calm, beautiful. If you ever go to Antalya, make sure you go there in a tour covering Demre and Kekova as well. It is a bit far but worth every effort! Solymos Travel is a great option for this tour
Written 14 September 2021
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Dean-Traveller
Mugla, Türkiye1,183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
MYRA ÖRENYERİ is signposted from the main coast road (D400) in Demre. It is easy to find and has free parking for cars and coaches. There is no reason to park in “free car parks” associated with nearby cafes.

There are souvenir shops and cafes lining the walk to the entrance turn stiles. Those with a museum pass can avoid the queue at the ticket booth.

Much of ancient Myra was lost under river silt long before the concrete grid pattern of Demre and acres of poly tunnels covered the area. The Roman theatre, built in the first century AD, is said to be the largest in Lycia with a capacity of 10,000. Much of the stage is intact and there are some well persevered stone carvings. Lycian tombs in the cliffs next to the theatre are the main attraction, but you cannot climb the cliffs to go in them. When the explorer historian Charles Fellows saw the tombs in 1840 he found them still colourfully painted red, yellow and blue. Many of the tombs have elaborate reliefs but sadly the colours have gone.

There is little to see at Myra compared to other Lycian sites such as PInara, Xanthos or Arykanda. In my opinion Myra is popular because of ease of access and promotion by bus tour companies, rather than for intrinsic beauty, but this is reasonable as not everyone will have their own transport or desire to tackle the more challenging approach roads and difficult access of other cities in the region. Myra would seem magnificent in other countries, but less so here because it has such strong competition in ancient Lycia and Caria.

Entrance fee is 55TL, included with Museum pass or MüzeKart. MüzeKart, which is available to Turkish citizens or residents, costs 60TL for an annual pass and can be purchased at Myra or at St. Nicholas Museum in Demre. MüzeKart can’t be bought at nearby Andriake, but it is one of the 300 sites to which it gives free access.

There is a small cafe, with shaded seating, and a shop inside the site. It is possible for those with reduced mobility to look over the site from just inside the entrance. The path, although level is uneven.
Written 29 July 2021
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Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Unlike Kaunos, which is somewhat difficult to get to, the rock tombs of Myra are as easy as it gets. You drive up, walk through the gauntlet of gift shops, and you're there. And what you're there for is pretty awesome. The tombs are intricate and imposing. The ancient theatre is a site to see too, but it is easily upstaged by the tombs, which offer great photo opportunities.
Written 18 April 2021
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Lanni
Gaziantep, Türkiye5,461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
It is said to be more splendid than Xantos during the Byzantium period. The amphitheatre - characteristic of Roman engineering was the biggest one in Lycia with its rock-cut tombs carved in the cliff above and beside the theatre.
Myra was known to be one of five cities in Lycia besides Tlos, Patara, Xantos, Olympos, and Pinara.
I took a picture of one interesting reliefs, anyone can tell me what this is?
Written 11 November 2020
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Dinka M
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This is something really unique. The tombs are very magnificent and if unfortunately they have been looted they have lost their real colors and decorations over time. The tombs cannot be entered because they are at a great height, but it is enough to watch them from the ground because they are really beautiful. The only downside is that this is it, there is nothing more than you can see on the internet, and it all fits into one photo Next to it there is an amphitheater that can be entered, where you can move around the whole theater. In front they have souvenir shops and a restaurant who wants to rest and freshen up. The price of the entrance is 45tl which is about 6e.
Written 28 September 2020
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ABEONAS
Folkestone, UK4,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We spotted the new trip and jumped at the chance to see another antik city! Lots if shops on the approach, 36tl entrance, more expensive than most. Rock tombs to the side of the antik theatre. Small compared to many we have seen. Well then we thought where’s the city? Answer it must be under the many poly tunnels surrounding the site. Life goes on ....
Written 5 October 2019
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