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The world famous Kekova Island near Demre District of Antalya; The ancient city of Dolichiste on the west end and the ’Sunken City’ to the north bear witness to history. Kekova is a world heritage that integrates nature and history; It is the mystery of the Ancient Lycian Civilization, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Civilizations. Kekova Island, the largest island in the region with its unique beauty and history and smelling history, gives the region the name Kekova.
Kaş-Kekova is designated as Special Environmental Protection Area. 3 villages connected to the province of Antalya; It consists of a very active coastline starting from Ulu Burun to the east of Kaş District of Antalya and ending on the Kale (Demre) plain on the east of Kekova Point. Kale-Üçağız settlements located on the coast of the Special Environmental Protection Area, covering an area of approximately 260 km2, have the villages of Çevreli and Kapaklı in the inner parts.
The island of Kekova dates back to the Anatolian side, forming a gutted strait. In the region; There are 187 genera belonging to 51 families and 272 species belonging to these genera and 26 of them are endemic. In addition, 20 mammalian species, 96 bird species, 16 reptiles and 4 species were identified.
The region that blends the rich heritage of Lycia with the unique culture of Yoruk life and presents the most beautiful blue of the world is the pearl of the Mediterranean.
There are two settlements in Kekova Island. Someone; It is a 700 meters long Sunken City with its Roman and Byzantine buildings in the form of a terrace, up to 3-4 floors. The second settlement on Kekova Island is Dolichiste Ancient City in Tersane Bay. Shipyard Bay is estimated to be the construction of boats in the ancient period. Dolichiste Ancient City has a tower, harbor and harbor structures belonging to the Hellenistic Period. In the ancient city, three large churches and two chapels were identified. Excavations are continuing by underwater archaeologists on the island. Experts in this work, so far on the island until about 150-200 housing, workshop, cistern and urban texture they have identified.
In the region, which has been influenced by the Lycian Civilization and later by the Roman Empire for many years, there are small settlements. Üçağız (Teiminssa) and Kale (Simena) villages are present settlements.
Üçağız Village; Kekova is a natural wonder that is almost forgotten, completely preserved and almost hidden except for boat tours. This is the name of Üçağız Port because it is seen that 3 of the islands are open to the sea. The village has a cute shopping area with handcrafts and stands where local products are sold. Completely sheltered natural harbor, long pier and boat Kekova in Turkey with the image drawn by the boat that performs toured said to be one of the most beautiful seaside town.
The name of the ancient city of Simena in Kaleköy was first mentioned by Pilinius (M.S. century). The inscription on the Lycian inscription and the silver coins found date back to the fourth century BC.
Kaleköy, BC It is a small Lycian coastal city situated on a peninsula at a strategic point opposite to Kekova Island. The most vivid reflecting feature of this property is the castle which has remained intact until today. The Tombs of the King have been the symbol of Simena (Kaleköy) and Kekova. From the village of Ucagiz to Kalekoy, the island of Kekova, where the boats are tied, is located on the island of Kekova, which includes the sunken stairs and the Papaz Island. Some of the tombs appear under the water. The tombs are mostly located in the necropolis area on the right side according to the climbing direction. How these tombs are made in those periods without technology is still a mystery. Their embroidery draws attention with symbols that distinguish each other from the other.
Local people are growing tomatoes and olives. At the beginning of the fruits grown pomegranate, orange and lemon are coming. The island of Sardinia, Bougainvillea and Japanese Roses resembles a living oil painting. There are many kinds of fish in Kaleköy. Some of them are grida, coral, mendik (dalyan), bream, sting and the famous black grouper that made the soup of the Cretans.
Next to Kaleköy is Hamidiye Village. There is also a historical aspect of the coast called Hamidiye Bay. Hamidiye Cruiser who gave the title of seyir the commander of the ship who carried out his first raid in history hiçbir and hiçbir Hamidiye Kahramanı komut to his commander Hüseyin Rauf Orbay by taking the 11,500 miles of the voyage during the Balkan War on January 13, 1913 without any repair. When he watched the Aegean Sea from Beirut on 25-26 February 1913, he anchored here for two days to clean up the boilers and deceive the enemy. The height of the island prevented the appearance of the poles of Hamidiye and created a natural and hidden shelter.
Kekova Butik Tekne; Kekova Bölgesi’nde 1985 yılından beri “müşteri memnuniyeti”ne verdiği öncelik ve en yüksek “hizmet kalitesi” anlayışı ile fark yaratan tekne tur operatörüdür.Daha fazla
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