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Kekova Island

Kekova Island

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Çayağzı Limanı, 07570 Demre, Antalya, Turkey
+90 535 249 6208
http://www.kekovaisland.com/
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Kekova Island is a large island that faces the village of Ucagiz, and gives its name to the entire region. The name Kekova is Turkish for plain of thyme and describes the region encompassing the ... Read more
island of Kekova, the villages of Kalekoy and Ucagiz and the three ancient towns of Simena, Teimussa and Tersane. Kekova Island is also known as the Sunken City, as it is partially submerged. This is a result of earthquakes throughout history. Boats can dock at Tersane Bay which is at the end of the island. There is the apse of a Byzantine church here. As there have not been any excavations in the area, the island is full of unexplained remains. To the right of Tersane Bay there are shops submerged below sea level and to the left lurk the remains of a sunken city. The Kekova region was declared a Specially Protected Area in 1990 to protect the natural, cultural and geographic richness of Kekova Island and surrounding coast.

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A city which was sunk after an earthquake in 100AD. Take one of the regular boat trips from either Kas harbour or a private sailing yacht from the new marina and enjoy a spectacular day trip. Explore the ruins of its castle, see the remains of peoples houses as they rise out of the sea, stop for a spot of lunch and take a swim in the clear

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Mero, Dominica

Kekova the sunken city. You can sea kayak over the ruins or take a glass bottomed boat trip including swim stops and lunch. Vey pcturesque area

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Mero, Dominica

Recommended for families. Couples. History lovers. Culture. Nature.
Visit Kekova and view the ancient roman ruins under the water.
A brillain boat trip to see traditional turkish villages and preserved ancient history

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Incredible day trip- not to be missed. An all day boat trip shows you the sunken city and its lost town on the island, interspersed by cooling swim breaks all along the coast in small inlets and bays. A day boa trip will usually include lunch and refreshments so if you are a history buff or just want to travel to a bygone ancient era, this is a trip worth taking.

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Istanbul, Turkey

When you go to Antalya or Fethiye in Turkiye, be sure to visit this amazing place nearby called Kekova. Kekova is located in a town called Demre in Antalya. Demre is 3 hours away from Antalya or Fethiye. In Demre you just take one of the 2hours yacht tours that goes around the heavenly islands called Kekova.

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There really isn't much to see about the sunken city. I took an one-day boat trip from Kas, and we didn't reach Kekova until the afternoon. We spent about 10 minutes surveying the steps that are submerged in water and tried our best to imagine what this island, now covered with olive trees and bushes, looked like in its hay days. To tell the truth, we had very little to go off on. They have a canoe tour, which looks more interesting than just look at the island from the boat.

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Fantastic scenery. A day out on a gulet boat is a must.

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Mero, Dominica

Lovely boat trip and destination.

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