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When in Kas I did a day tour using local buses to and from Demre otogar (bus station). Rather than walk 2 km there and back I hired a taxi to Myra which has a good ancient theatre, these incredible Lycian rock tombs in an ancient Necropolis, and the St Nicholas Museum and tomb of Santa Claus, (St Nicolas) although his earthly remains were taken to Bari in Italy.

Shot with a 46 mm lens.

From Wikipedia: "There are two necropoli of Lycian rock-cut tombs in the form of temple fronts carved into the vertical faces of cliffs at Myra: the river necropolis and the ocean necropolis. The ocean necropolis is just northwest of the theater. The best known tomb in the river necropolis (located 1.5 km up the Demre Cayi from the theater) is the "Lion's tomb,"also called the "Painted Tomb."

This must be the ocean necropolis, although it is now several km from the sea with silting by the river over the centuries. Every single tomb has been broken into and robbed of anything of value or interest. Lara Croft is way too late here!

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