Nicola, founded in 5087 to receive the relics of this saint, which were brought from Myra in Lycia, and now lie beneath the altar in the crypt.
According to Strabo the principal towns in the league were Xanthus, Patara, Pinara, Olympus, Myra and Tlos; each of these had three votes in the general assembly, while the other towns had only two or one.
His chief discoveries were at Xanthus, Pinara, Patara, Tlos, Myra and Olympus.
He was bishop of Myra in the time of the emperor Diocletian, was persecuted, tortured for the faith, and kept in prison until the more tolerant reign of Constantine, and was present at the council of Nicaea.
Made Myra the Byzantine capital of Lycia, and as such it was besieged and taken by Harun al-Rashid in 808.
This is as perfect as those of Myra and Patara, but larger than either, and yields the palm only to those of Aspendus and Side.