St Nicholas' Church and Myra
Steve & Chris
Wed 19 May 2010 16:01
Up early to join the tour bus to Myra and St Nicholas' church. Lots of Russian tourists at the church, which was built in memory of the Saint and is supposed to be where he was buried,though his tomb is now empty as his bones were supposedly removed by Italians some time ago. He is apparently the patron saint of seamen,and many Turkish boats carry his icon.
Myra is the site of rock tombs and a Roman amphitheatre.
Amphitheatre at Myra... ...and rock tombs
Masks at Myra Cross with anchor at St Nicholas'Church