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Yacht charter from Demre
For those yacht charter guests, who are interested in history and culture, Demre offers a lot of interesting sights which are certainly worth visiting.
Demre, known as ancient Myra, was an important city in Lycian times. The city is well known for its amphitheatre with 38 rows of seats (the largest in Lycia) which is still in a relatively good condition and the plethora of rock-cut tombs carved in the cliff above the theatre. Myra is as well the home of St. Nicholas church, the ruined Byzantine church containing the tomb of St. Nicholas, a bishop of Myra and was known for his charitable nature and humility (the inspiration for Santa Claus). The church also contains many fine mosaics and murals.
Demre Andriace harbour, was a major port for the transport of grain to parts of the Roman Empire from Egypt. Despite the harbour`s modern use, ruins from this time period are still scattered along the beach and around the area.
In order to start your journey in Demre smoothly, an airport shuttle to and from the yacht charter base can be arranged on your request