Posts tagged: St.Nicholas

Patara – visiting the archaeological sites

Odysseus Cruising – Visiting Notes You can hire our luxury gulet MS Odysseus by private charter to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime – sailing the Blue Cruise, visit Patara and much more. Recommended excursion on all Lycian Itineraries. ½ hour from Kalkan Patara – The capital city of the Roman provinces of Lycia and […]

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Why is Father Mountain called by this name?

Father Mountain is the largest and tallest (almost 7,000 ft high) mountain forming the beautiful centrepiece of this relatively small but impressive range facing out to sea near the Gulf of Fethiye. This is what you see from the eastern side the Gulf: from the other side, it presents the finest view on the coast.

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St. Nicholas – the life, the legend

The life and legend of St. Nicholas of Patara, Myra, Gemili and Bari; the model for Father Christmas and a Saint of the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. (The Orthodox and Latin Church). A young man named Nicholas was born in Patara on the coast of Asia Minor (now Turkey), about 270 AD, of wealthy […]

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St. Nicholas lived on the southern Turkish Coast

St. Nicholas, originally the son of a wealthy grain merchant of Patara in the province of Lycia, lived on the southern coast of Turkey in the 4th Cent BC. Scholarly when young, he became a bishop at a young age and attended the Council of Nicaea with Emperor Constantine. Eventually, many years later, after his […]

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