Historical Site
Myra Ruins
In Demre

Important Lycian city located at the northern edge of Demre. The ruins are extensive and very impressive.


For a while Myra was the capital of the Lycian League. It has the largest amphitheater of all of the Lycian cities and impressive tombs cut into the cliff face (dating from the 4th century B.C.).


The city was founded at least as far back as the 5th century B.C.



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  • Amphitheatre at the Myra ruins in Demre.
    Amphitheatre at Myra ruins
    Photo by 
    Costin D.
    Sept 2022
  • Cliffside tombs at Myra
    Cliffside tombs at Myra
    Photo by 
    Fall 2022

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