Anchor at the mouth of the Myra river where you will be greeted by a small boat to take you ashore. A driver and guide can take you on an excursion to see the rock tombs and Roman theater at Demre and the church of St. Nicholas, the original Father Christmas. A trip to Myra is well worth the effort.
The theatre here is well preserved and there are a group of easily accessible rock-tombs behind it. As you go into the theatre there is a stall space with an inscription above it reading ‘Place of the vendor Gelasius’, where friend Gelasius would have sold whatever the inhabitants of Myra munched on as they watched the show. Close to the theatre are a group of remarkable house-tombs, the best examples around, and easily accessible up a narrow path.