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Demre

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  • Day167

    The sunken city

    November 12, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We left Kaş after breakfast and went on another really nice day of riding. A stunning final view of Kaş - and we climbed up the mountains along the coast again. We could ride on a quiet scenic secondary road with lots of ups and downs, but enjoyed it a lot.
    Around lunch time, we did a detour to the coast. There's a sunken city under the water (Theimussa) which was caused by an earthquake many years ago. We would have loved to go kayaking around the islands and ruins but couldn't find an open operator anymore at this time of the year. As there was no beach in the little harbour town either, we decided to continue.
    In the end, we found a nice campground in Demre, right next to a sandy beach. So we could go swimming and do some yoga here.
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  • Day10

    St. Nikolaus

    April 6, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    An disem Ort haben wir für alle Jungfrauen und Seefahrer, vor allem unseren Freund Rolf und seine Frau Christel, Fürbitten abgesetzt.
    Dies war mal ein schöner Ort, für den sich auch das Eintrittsgeld gelohnt hat.
    Wunderschöne Bodenmosaike und herrliche Wandreliefs.
    Die letzte Ruhestätte des heiligen St. NIKOLAUS soll einer der beiden Sarkophagen sein.
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    Rolf Huber

    Hallo Anita/Heinrich . Herzlichen Dank für die prompte Erledigung des Fürbittenauftrages . Es wirkt schon , ich muss Heute noch an den Rhein wasser- kuken , so groß ist die Sehnsucht nach der Küste .

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  • Day10

    St Nicholas Church

    November 4, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Yes, that St. Nick. The actual saint is from here and lived in about the 3rd century. The church that honors him dates to his time, but the oldest portion of what exists today dates to about the 6th century.
    Nicholas was known as a patron of the poor and of sailors and children. The 1st picture is a statue of the saint. 2nd is his sarcophagus that was damaged by crusaders in the 11th century. 3rd is the nave and apse from the 6th century. The rest are frescoes on walls and domes.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Demre, Кале