Kekova Island, Demre (Kale)

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At Kekova Island, view the ruins of the ancient Lycian sunken city, Simena, through crystal clear waters. The residential areas of the city became partly submerged when a series of destructive earthquakes in the 2nd century caused a downward shift in the land. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour leaving from Kekova Island, Kas, or Ucagiz to view the underwater staircases and foundations, as swimming here is banned. You can take a dip in one of the many other inlets and keep an eye out for sea life, such as fish and sea turtles. Plan your Kekova Island visit and explore what else you can see and do in Demre (Kale) using our Demre (Kale) travel site.
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  • Kekova Sound is on the southern coast of Turkey, protected the open Mediterranean by Kekova Island. As there are few roads traversing the rugged landscape, it is best explored by boat: sailboats...  more »
  • This place really blew me away. I had never heard of Kekova or the sunken city. It's a little hidden treasure. I'm happy to see that it's a protected area and will never be subject to hotels and...  more »
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  • İf you need a boat trip ask someone for rambo man;)
  • It's a cool place with historical atmosphere!!!
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