Christmas reminds Santa Claus, Santa Claus reminds christmas. Demre was the place where St.Claus’ story existed. Although it is known that St.Claus lived on the north pole, in fact Demre (Antaly) was the place where St.Claus lived.
The priest of Demre was so good that he tried to meet the needs of the poor people at any time. But nobody knew that he was the priest. So this legend spread in whole Christian world.