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Myra

Situated between Finike and Kas. Myra used to be a one of the most important of six Lycian cities. Originally a coastal city the gradual build up of silt from the Demre stream has left it stranded several miles away from the sea.. The rock tombs and amphitheatre are worth a visit as is St. Nicholas' church nearby where the legend of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) is said to have originated.

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Taken on December 13, 2008