Myra

Myra (Ancient Greek: Μύρα, Mýra) was an ancient Greek, then Roman Greek, Byzantine Greek, then Ottoman Greek town in Lycia, which became the small Turkish town of Kale, renamed Demre in 2005, in the present-day Antalya Province of Turkey. In 1923, its Greek inhabitants had been required to leave by the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey, at which time its church was finally abandoned. It was founded on the river Myros (Ancient Greek: Μύρος; Turkish: Demre Çay), in the fertile alluvial plain between Alaca Dağ, the Massikytos range and the Aegean Sea.

Myra
Μύρα (in Ancient Greek)
The theatre of Myra, with the rock-cut tombs of the ancient Lycian necropolis on the cliff in the background.
Shown within Turkey
LocationDemre, Antalya Province, Turkey
RegionLycia
Coordinates36°15′33″N 29°59′07″E
TypeSettlement

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