N 36° 13' 25" - E 29° 56' 11"
Andriake - Myra
Published on 18 November 2007 - Updated on 16 May 2016
by Freddy Riffont
|by Day||A quelques milles au NE de la sortie de Kekova road.||Harbour VHF|
|Access||Description||A oublier totalement. Si, de jour, cela paraît possible, les gulets rentrent à une cadence rapide dès 16-17 h.|
|Heavy svces||Il y a paraît-il un petit chantier, si petit que je ne l’ai pas vu!||Anchorage||Dans la baie plus protégée proche du port, fond de sable. Les gulets ont une amarre arrière: faire comme eux sur faible TE ou s’écarter plus vers la plage au nord. Plus de houle le soir, mais beaucoup moins de grandes gulets ancrées qui font la croisière bleue, et se placent n’importe comment.|
|Victualling||Au village de Myra, très peu sur place.|
|Rental svces||Taxi ou minibus jusque 10 personnes, négociez le prix. Autour de 50€ le bus.|
|Various svces||Très complet en ville.|
|Setting||Un môle de pierres protège le quai des gulets. En fin de journée, on les voit alignés sur 3 rangs. La vue vers le quai n’est pas intéressante: bus, taxis, quelques restaurants font penser à un quai de ferry.||Tourism|
Myra was one of the six most important cities of ancient Lycia (Xanthos, Patara, Olympos, Pinara, Tlos, and Myra) and eventually was made the capital of the Roman province of Lycia. As a result of Arab raids, earthquakes, and the flooding of the Myrros stream, the city became largely abandoned.
The ruins of the ancient city of Myra consist of an impressive necropolis and adjacent Roman theatre and are located at about 1.5 km north of present day Kale - Demre. The well preserved Roman theatre of Myra is large with 35 consecutive rows of seats. The facade of the amphitheatre was richly decorated with theatrical masks and mythological scenes. To the west of the theatre the steep cliff is honeycombed with closely packed rock-cut tombs, most of them of the Lycian house-type.
The ancient city of Sura, whose ruins are located 5 km beyond Demre, was important for its fish-oracle of Apollo. There are only a few remains left, the most prominent being a monumental Lycian pilar-tomb dating from the 4th century BC. The tomb was intended for family burial, the owner was placed in the pillar tomb and his family in the chamber underneath.
Andriake, the port of Myra, was founded as a sister-town at about the same time as Myra. It is located in Çayaðzý, at about 5 km of the city centre of Demre at the mouth of the Androkos river. Andriace was one of the most important ports of Lycia and it was the port where St. Paul and his companions Luke and Aristarchos changed ships on their way to Rome. The most important ruin in Andriace is the Granarium or Granary of Hadrian. This impressive and well preserved 65x32 meter building was erected during the reign of Emperor Hadrianus (117-138).