I believed not many of you are familiar about this place called Demre. Unless you visited this town, for sure you  have an idea about it. Demre was  named after the river Demre. It is a Lycian town of Myra, the home of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the historical man later developed into the figure of Santa Claus.  Many of us believed that Santa Claus was  somewhere from Scandinavia but  history says, he is from Myra.

Demre  is located in the Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.

The Roman Amphitheatre in Demre, Turkey.

One of the must-sights to see in this town is the Roman amphitheatre. It is considered as the largest theatre in Lycia and one of the main attractions of Myra.  So far, during our visit the theatre is still in good shape. It hasa double-vaulted corridors  and are well-preserved.  In fact, it still has the inscription in a stall space reads “place of the vendor Gelasius” – the location of an ancient concessions stand. The  Roman amphitheatre has 38 rows of seats and its facade was richly decorated with theatrical masks and mythological scenes. The semi-circular theater was destroyed in an earthquake in 141, but rebuilt afterwards.

It always awes me seeing historical places like this. No wonder after my visit in Turkey last 2011, I still  want to visit it again.  Turkey has a lot of things to offer to its guests and visitors. Some of  it are its natural wonders, richness in culture and history, great food and more.

I know one day, I will visit this country again. Cheers and this is all for today. Have a lovely month of July to everyone!