St. Nicholas Church
The middle one is also damaged, with a broken top, and sometimes identified as the correct tomb.
The tomb below is also named as St. Nicholas' original tomb.
Tsar Nicholas I, who restored the church in 1862, had the Troparion to St. Nicholas carved into stone and placed over this tomb.
The Council of Nicaea
The northeast aisle arcade was opened to the public in 2009 (it wasn't open when we visited in May 2009—a boy helped by taking photos with my camera through the space underneath the locked doors at each end). The aisle has many frescos from the 12th century, including some of the life cycle of Saint Nicholas—the earliest and only such cycle to have survived in Antalya.
The restoration of the church, and particularly the wall paintings, has been carried out with support from the Antalya Administration (2002), the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (2001), the World Monuments Fund—Samuel H. Kress Foundation (2000), and most recently by the Aristotle S. Onassis and Vehbi Koç foundations (2003–2006). The site was included in the World Heritage List in 1982. The work of inventorying the murals and architectural spaces is carried out by the Conservation of Historic Buildings and Architecture under the direction of architect Cengiz Kabaonlu. Preservation and restoration is under the direction of T. Ridvan Isler. Historian Nilay Karakaya, Erciyes University, analyzes and interprets the wall paintings that have been recorded and restored. Professor Yildiz Otüken, Hacettepe University, Ankara, is Director of the excavations and publishes the reports.
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Demre Today: Church or Museum?
Church of Saint Nicholas: Divine Liturgy in Demre, 2009
Myra: Reflection on a first visit
Myra in Lycia: The Church in Demre
An International Fight over the Bones of Santa Claus
Photos of the church, rock tombs, amphitheatre and modern Myra/Demre, Russian site
Good photos of St. Nicholas Church, Demre, from Atlas Obscura
Photos: J M Rosenthal, St Nicholas Society, Matt Porter, Fulbright scholar, Flickr, and Carol Myers, St. Nicholas Center. Fnestripe Productrions. Used by permission.
Source: "Preservation and Restoration of Frescoes and Mosaics in the Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Turkey, Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation