Demre (Old name, Kale) is one of the touristic districts of Antalya. Demre is always known as one of the most important cities of Lycia. It is estimated that the city was founded at least in the 5th century BC. Demre is a district located in the south of Teke Peninsula in the west of the Gulf of Antalya, and it borders Finike District in the east, Kaş District in the west and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. The Demre Plain, where the district is surrounded by mountains on three sides, is made up of fertile alluvial soils brought by the Demre Stream. In Demre, where typical characteristics of the Mediterranean climate are observed, summers are hot and dry, winters are warm and rainy. The total area of the district is 47,322 hectares, with 5,350 hectares of agricultural land, 50 hectares of meadow pasture, 31,922 hectares of forest land, 300 hectares of water surface, and 9,600 hectares of non-agricultural land. The district is a tourism resort with its historical background and geographical location. Myra Ancient City and Theater, Andreake Ancient City, Rock Tombs, Simena Ancient City, which are left from the history in the district, are attractive for tourism. The islands of Kekova are fortunate in terms of tourism, with the clean sea and climate of the Sunken City, as well as geographically. Despite all these features, it cannot be said that the district benefits from tourism sufficiently. The reason for this is that the service sector has not developed due to the difficulty of transportation and the scarcity of accommodation facilities.
Demre Public Hospital is 140 km from the city center in the west of Antalya. It is about 5 km from the center of Demre District, which is located on the coastline between Finike and Kaş districts. It was established within the borders of Beymelek Municipality at a distance. The hospital, which was put into service with the construction of the hospital building in 1995, continues to serve with its administrative annex building, a total closed area of 4500m2 and a land area of 27000 m2, including car park.The local people have great efforts and contributions in the construction and repair of the hospital. On the ground floor, there are Information, Emergency, X-ray, Laboratory, Polyclinics, Laundry, Home Health Services Unit and Morgue 1st floor Dental Polyclinic, Inpatient Clinics, Social Service Unit, Dining Hall, Statistics, Quality Management Unit and Employee Safety Unit. On the 2nd floor, there are operating Room, Sterilization, Inpatient Clinics and Delivery Room. Dialysis Unit with 8 beds and the mosque on the 3rd floor. Head Physician, Hospital Directorate, Information Processing Unit, Purchasing, Accrual, Salary Payments Office are available in the additional administration building.