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Nature and History

Demre and Surroundings

Myra, today known as Demre, lies at the confluence of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea and had a great reputation for its harbour and as a centre of worship. Large and small streams descending from the mountains up north converge as the Demre River in the Myra Canyon and flows to the sea. The plain where Demre was founded consists of the alluvial soil that was formed through the flow of the river passing through the Myra Canyon. At the eastern edge of this plain lies Dalyan, notable for its extraordinary landscape and a spawning area for many species of fish. At the western edge of the plain at the mouth of the Kokarçay River lies Andriake, the renowned historic harbour town, and on the northern edge you can find the ancient town of Myra.

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