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Church of St. Nicholas

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Demre (Kale), Turkey
+90 242 871 60 01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on September 13, 2018. We drove to the church. Had difficulties finding it initially - google maps was taking us to the back of the church which was not well signposted. Local kids were aware of this and were happy to give directions...More

Thank AndPancho
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Seriously if you want to offer something for the tourists at least show respect to their believes and clean up the garbage from the thombs...

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Waste of money, some lovely architecture and bits but mainly Russian orthodox Christians giving you the right stare because you're not wearing a head scarf/have tattoos... It's a museum/archaeological site for christ sake (no pun intended). Should have saved my lira for 5 bottles of...More

Thank Greg O
Reviewed 15 September 2018

At the former headquarters of the bishop St. Nicholas there is not the original church, the present Byzantine building has been built in the 6th century. Surprisingly, that the church was submerged (as was the whole ancient city), I read that it was buried by...More

1  Thank Tibor P
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Another reminder of Turkey's strong links with Christianity that they also appreciate - one example of their tolerances and respect. The Church is hidden in the middle of a modern shopping centre, you park, turn the corner, there it is - a beautiful mellow stone...More

Thank Averil N
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

In the center of Demre. Interesting only because of the story about St. Nicholas and church architecture. 20-30 minutes more than enough to visit. Surrounding, city center doesn't have anything interesting to offer, typical Turkish province town. Entrance 20 Turkish lira. Russian woman's which are...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Hear the amazing story of St Nicholas , discover his church that has been excavated and enjoy the story telling through pictures that are well preserved and beautiful

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

You go to Demre for 2 things : the rock tombs and St Claus. Sorry, start again : make that 1 thing, the rock tombs and forget St Claus. Other than some interesting paintings and frescoes on the walls and ceiling, the church is of...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 27 April 2018

An amazing place of tranquility. If you are Christian believer you will be able to feel the peace and strong calming energy of the place. If you are just a history lover- you will be delighted with old architecture (5th to 12th century), icons on...More

Thank Actress23
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Church of St. Nicholas is were the story of Sinterklaas begins. The church has beautiful Frescoes with biblical stories. I would absolutely recommend a guide to tell you all about it.

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