Castle of Simena, Demre (Kale)

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  • Being in Simena (now Kaleköy), an ancient Lycian city, it is a fortress that you must visit with its terrifying location dating back to the 4th century BC. t is one of the rare settlements in Turkey.....  more »
  • We came to this part of the west Turkish Coast on a gulet cruise with Adventure4ever, to sea kayak which is an experience in itself.Before kayaking though we hiked up to the castle which was an easy.....  more »
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  • A very lovely town. It also seems to have accommodation which would be great for people wanting to get away from a rushed life. It's unfortunate that tour boats from big cities don't make an actual stop there when doing boat tours. Highly recommend the iamherecafe for ice cream which is made on sight.
  • Ruins of an old fortress, only access from the sea. Many nice restaurants with great local organic food, because it's not affected by massive tourism. Local hand made clothes and souvenirs also in offer for reasonable price. If you want to go all the way up to the hill where the fortress is you need to pay 12 Turkish lira and i think it's little bit overpriced just to get a nice view of the bay for few photos so that's the only reason why i didn't rate five stars.
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