Sunken City Kekova

Sunken City Kekova

Sunken City Kekova

Kekova is a region located on the Mediterranean coast in southwestern Turkey. The region is part of the ancient Lycian region and is famous for its ancient ruins in the shallow waters around Kekova Island.

The history of Kekova dates back to the 5th century BC. After Lycia joined the Persian Empire, the region remained under the control of the Persians. Later, with the conquest of Alexander, it came under the rule of the Macedonian Kingdom.

Kekova, which came under the control of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BC, became a rich commercial center. However, during the Middle Ages, the region was subject to Arab invasions.

The ancient ruins of Kekova include the sunken city of Simena, ancient cities from the Lycian period, ancient tombs and castles. These ruins are among the important tourist attractions for understanding the history of the region and attracting visitors.

How to go to Kekova?

Kekova is located in southwest Turkey, between Antalya and Fethiye. The easiest way to reach here is a trip with a private vehicle or tour companies.

If you are going to travel by private vehicle, you can use the road or sea transportation options departing from Antalya or Fethiye. If you want to go by road, you have to follow the main road up to Demre. After Demre, you need to go to one of the places that organize boat tours to go to Kekova.

If you want to go by sea, boat tours are organized from Antalya or Fethiye. Many of these tours include a tour around Kekova Island and allow seeing ancient cities, the sunken city of Simena and other historical ruins.

Tour companies generally operate in big cities such as Antalya and Fethiye. Many of these tours include transportation, guiding and other services and are an ideal option for tourists wishing to visit Kekova.

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