Church of St. Nicholas - Demre / Turkey

Church of St. Nicholas (Demre)

Church of St. Nicholas Overview
Demre is in Kale, in the province of Antalya. The Church of St. Nicholas, the ancient cities of Myra and Andriake around Demre, the beach and the harbour in Çayağzı district have enlivened the city life a lot.

What is particular about Demre is that St. Nicholas, a humanist and a holy man in the Christian world, was the bishop of the church and died here. The church, built for St. Nicholas, was, in time, elaborated; and it is known all over the world. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 6, the date when he died, with some activities. The church, in the center, is open to visitors.