KEKOVA - SEPTEMBER 2008
The name «Kekova» describes the region encompassing the island of Kekova, the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağiz and the three ancient towns of Simena, Teimussa and Tersane. The region was declared a Specially Protected Area in 1990 to protect the natural, cultural and geographic richness of Kekova Island and surrounding coast.
"BLUES - The colours of the sea on this tour are incredible!"
"CRUISING - The «Kekova Roads» are very popular with yachts cruising along Lycia's Turquoise Coast. They often anchor here to enjoy history, turquoise water, sun, islands, unspoilt nature, blue skies and wonderful swimming, as we'll see further down"
"KEKOVA - The highlight of this tour is the ancient Lycian sunken city of Simena, often referred to as Kekova-Simena. Along the island are the half-submerged ruins of the residential part of the city, caused by the downward shift of land by the terrible earthquakes of the 2nd century AD. There is usually a long line of tourist boats to see the ruins"
"WATER TAXI - There are also some fishermen reconverted into water taxi drivers..."
"STAIRS - Half of the houses are submerged and staircases descend into the water. I can't stop admiring the amazing colours of the water!!"
"SUNKEN BUILDINGS - Foundations of buildings may also be seen below the sea"
"DREAMS COME TRUE"
"SUNKEN PORT - The foundations of the ancient harbour may also be seen below the water, but the water colours are awesome!"
"SWIMMING - You're no longer allowed to swim at the ruins; so the alternatives are some quiet, wonderful bays near the site..."