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About Kekova | Kekova historical sites | History of Kekova

About Kekova | Kekova historical sites | History of Kekova

(Kekova): 7.4 km across the villages of Uçağız (Teimiusa) and Kale (Simena). length and about 500 m wide. The highest peak is 188 m. across the mainland and the canal view of the sea depth is 105 m. The name Kekova has been used frequently in tourism and protectionism areas due to its currentity in recent years.

After the Italian occupation of the island on which countries would belong to no agreement between Turkey and Italy for a while, then he left to deal with Turkey on the island in 1932.

On the northern side, sunken remains from the ancient city of Dolkisthe, which was destroyed by earthquakes in the second century. Kekova was re-established and developed during the Byzantine period, but its development could not continue due to Arab invasions.

Kekova and its environs were declared as a protected area by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry on 18 June 1990. Although it was decided that all swim and dives should be made with special permission by the government, in the following years this prohibition was abolished for places other than historical wrecks.

If you are coming to Kekova region by Kaleüçağıza Demre, it is better to use the Kapaklı road. The road of Kuşçağız Village should be used in Kaş. On the way back, the village of Çevreli is where Demre and Kaş cross the road. The distance to Kasha is 33 km and Demre is 20 km away.

Turkey's diving paradise with views that fascinates anyone who visits Kekova and is the cradle of ancient civilizations. This unique region, which carries the sun of Lycia, the land of light, to today, welcomes thousands of tourists every year with its cultural heritage, rich nature and underwater treasure. Surrounded by ancient ruins, Kekova is rich in cultural and diving tourism with its marine biological diversity.

Castle Pier - Üçağız

Castle (Simena)

Kekova Island - Sunken City

Shipyard Bay.

Kaş-Kekova Special Environmental Protection Area;

It consists of 3 villages connected to Antalya province. Area; It consists of a very lively shore and islands along the coast starting from Ulu Burun in the east of Kaş District in Antalya Province and ending in the plain of Kale (Demre) to the east of Kekova Cape. Kale - Üçağız settlements on the coast of the Special Environmental Protection Area covering an area of ​​approximately 260 km2, as well as the villages of Cevreli and Kapakli in the inner parts.

Besides the natural beauty. The richness of ancient and historical monuments makes the region attractive in terms of archeology tourism.

The region, which was under the influence of Lycian Civilization and Roman Empire for many years, still has small settlements today.

Üçağız (Theimussa) and Kale (Simena) villages are today's settlements.

In addition to the inscriptions, Lycian inscriptions, Lycian type sarcophagi on the shore, breakwater and building remains, theater carved into the rock in the medieval castle, rock cisterns, sarcophagi in the north and a small number of rock tombs in Teimiussa Uçağız), on the other hand, has a rich historical heritage consisting of ancient tombs and water-docks.

There are also many sunken cities in the region. It is estimated that the shipyard called Tersane on the inner bank of Kekova Island is a very old boat building place.

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