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Church of St. Nicholas

Demre (Kale), Turkey
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Demre (Kale), Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You should feel it by yourself))) This place is for all Christians and more. Little remark: 20 TL and free with "Museum pass: The Mediterranian".

Thank OksanaLv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to see. Quite boring. Its more of a pilgrimage place for orthodox Christians especially russian

Thank Adil P P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient and well-preserved church is still a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox Christians, as it once held the remains of St Nicholas.Be prepared for the throng of pilgrims around his alleged tomb. Very pleasant interior with numerous frescoes.

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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...More

Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 30 October 2016

cost of ticket - 20 lira is way too much - 15-20 min is enough for visiting this place including making photos. I was not with organised group so there is not much too see if you don't have tour guide telling story of St...More

1  Thank monixo
Reviewed 13 October 2016

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.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Stlo01
Reviewed 2 September 2016

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...More

Thank Kamran R
Reviewed 3 July 2016

St. Nicholas Church is most notable for its mosaic floors in graceful geometric patterns. It was interesting to learn that the local Fourth Century bishop had begun the various Santa Claus myths and traditions by being a protector of children’s well-being and by giving them...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 26 June 2016

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...More

1  Thank BJ R
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