Guide to Touristic Places in and Around Kalkan

İlda Turizm Proje İnş Tic
İlda Turizm Proje İnş Tic
Guide to Touristic Places in and Around Kalkan

Beach - Diving - Water Sports

As a result of the water flowing under the ground filtering through the sands on the sea coast, its water is generally cool and turquoise. The beach is reached by descending 187 steps from the highway. In the work accident that occurred while the cuts in the picture were being opened in Kaputaş Locality of the 13th Regional Directorate of Highways, 4 workers died. On the side of the road that passes just above the beach; There are 2 signboards with the names of the workers who died on it. Kaputaş Beach is one of Turkey's international touristic promotion destinations. It is among the top 50 beaches in the world
219 locals recommend
Kaputas Beach / Blue Cave
219 locals recommend
As a result of the water flowing under the ground filtering through the sands on the sea coast, its water is generally cool and turquoise. The beach is reached by descending 187 steps from the highway. In the work accident that occurred while the cuts in the picture were being opened in Kaputaş Locality of the 13th Regional Directorate of Highways, 4 workers died. On the side of the road that passes just above the beach; There are 2 signboards with the names of the workers who died on it. Kaputaş Beach is one of Turkey's international touristic promotion destinations. It is among the top 50 beaches in the world
Private Beach
15 locals recommend
Indigo Beach Club & Restaurant
15 locals recommend
Private Beach
Private Beach
ZEST BEACH CLUB
Private Beach
Free Beach
43 locals recommend
Kalkan Public Beach
43 locals recommend
Free Beach
Private Beach
Mahal Beach Club
Private Beach
Beach suitable for families with children
Kalkan Beach Club
41 Kışla Cd.
Beach suitable for families with children
Private Beach
11 locals recommend
Palm Beach
no:37/1 İskele Sk.
11 locals recommend
Private Beach
Denizim Beach Club
Çakıl Beach Club Kalkan
Private Beach
Patara beach is longer than the surrounding beaches. The depth of the 18 km long beach reaches 200-300 meters in places. The sand is fine, the sea shallow. Patara beach is under protection as it is among the places where sea turtles (Caretta caretta) lay eggs. Sets have been created to prevent the sand dunes carried by the wind from Patara beach to the ancient city. Due to its width and length, Patara beach has been used as a backdrop for desert scenes by Yeşilçam films in the past. Today, it is a beach where naturists and nudists can easily swim and sunbathe.
308 locals recommend
Patara Beach
308 locals recommend
Patara beach is longer than the surrounding beaches. The depth of the 18 km long beach reaches 200-300 meters in places. The sand is fine, the sea shallow. Patara beach is under protection as it is among the places where sea turtles (Caretta caretta) lay eggs. Sets have been created to prevent the sand dunes carried by the wind from Patara beach to the ancient city. Due to its width and length, Patara beach has been used as a backdrop for desert scenes by Yeşilçam films in the past. Today, it is a beach where naturists and nudists can easily swim and sunbathe.
Kalkan Dive Center
Dive Center
subaqua Dive Center / Dive Center Kas Turkey subaqua
Dive Center
Falcon Boat Trip - Kalkan
Kalkan boat tours Boat reservation required one day in advance
10 locals recommend
Kalkan Boat Trip
10 locals recommend
Kalkan boat tours Boat reservation required one day in advance
Kekova Adası, Antalya‘nın Demre ilçesi sınırlarında, Kaleköy ve Üçağız açıklarında yer alan küçük kayalık bir ada. Kaş ve Demre’den günübirlik tekne turlarıyla gidilen yer coğrafi açıdan Kekova olarak adlandırılıyor. Bölgede irili ufaklı çok sayıda ada var. 4,5 km uzunluğu ve 500 metre genişliğiyle adalardan en büyüğü Kekova. Üçağız Köyü ile bugün Kale olarak anılan Likya Antik Kenti Simena bölgenin kıyıdaki yerleşim yerleri. Kekova Adası, yer aldığı körfez ve anakaranın el değmemiş kıyılarıyla Antalya’nın batısındaki en bakir yerlerden birisi. Sular içindeki lahitleri, batık kentleri, kaya mezarları ve irili ufaklı koylarıyla insanı büyüleyen tam bir doğa harikası. Kaş ile Demre arasında yer alan Kekova, antik çağdan bu yana deniz sularının yükselmesi nedeniyle birçok arkeolojik kalıntının su altında kaldığı bir bölge. Kekova Adası ve çevresindeki kıyıları kapsayan 360 kilometrekarelik alan özel koruma bölgesi statüsünde. Antik Likya döneminin en önemli eserlerine ev sahipliği yapan Kekova ve çevresi Akdeniz yat turizminin vazgeçilmez duraklarından biri. Kekova Adası, Geyikova Adası olarak da isimlendiriliyor. En yüksek noktası 1635 metre olan adanın ana karadan uzaklığı 500 metre kadar. Coğrafi yapısıyla doğal liman özelliğine sahip. Turkuaz renkteki denizi, kıyıda yer alan antik lahitleri, birçoğuna sadece teknelerle ulaşılabilen köyleri ve eşsiz koyları ile Kekova, cennetten bir köşe.  Kekova boat tours Boat reservation required one day in advance Villa Ilda & Villa Kalos - Kekova 62 km. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away.
Kekova Tekne Turu - Kaş Tekne Turu - Mutlu Kaptan
Kekova Adası, Antalya‘nın Demre ilçesi sınırlarında, Kaleköy ve Üçağız açıklarında yer alan küçük kayalık bir ada. Kaş ve Demre’den günübirlik tekne turlarıyla gidilen yer coğrafi açıdan Kekova olarak adlandırılıyor. Bölgede irili ufaklı çok sayıda ada var. 4,5 km uzunluğu ve 500 metre genişliğiyle adalardan en büyüğü Kekova. Üçağız Köyü ile bugün Kale olarak anılan Likya Antik Kenti Simena bölgenin kıyıdaki yerleşim yerleri. Kekova Adası, yer aldığı körfez ve anakaranın el değmemiş kıyılarıyla Antalya’nın batısındaki en bakir yerlerden birisi. Sular içindeki lahitleri, batık kentleri, kaya mezarları ve irili ufaklı koylarıyla insanı büyüleyen tam bir doğa harikası. Kaş ile Demre arasında yer alan Kekova, antik çağdan bu yana deniz sularının yükselmesi nedeniyle birçok arkeolojik kalıntının su altında kaldığı bir bölge. Kekova Adası ve çevresindeki kıyıları kapsayan 360 kilometrekarelik alan özel koruma bölgesi statüsünde. Antik Likya döneminin en önemli eserlerine ev sahipliği yapan Kekova ve çevresi Akdeniz yat turizminin vazgeçilmez duraklarından biri. Kekova Adası, Geyikova Adası olarak da isimlendiriliyor. En yüksek noktası 1635 metre olan adanın ana karadan uzaklığı 500 metre kadar. Coğrafi yapısıyla doğal liman özelliğine sahip. Turkuaz renkteki denizi, kıyıda yer alan antik lahitleri, birçoğuna sadece teknelerle ulaşılabilen köyleri ve eşsiz koyları ile Kekova, cennetten bir köşe.  Kekova boat tours Boat reservation required one day in advance Villa Ilda & Villa Kalos - Kekova 62 km. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away.
Kekova boat tours Boat reservation required one day in advance Villa Ilda & Villa Kalos - Kekova 62 km. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away.
Kekova Tekne Turu
Kekova boat tours Boat reservation required one day in advance Villa Ilda & Villa Kalos - Kekova 62 km. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away.

Restaurant-Bar & Breakfast

Terrace Restaurant Every flavor from the Korsan'ın kitchen, which has a fish and seafood-based menu, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. In the place where you can find all kinds of fresh fish of Kalkan, fish is at the forefront, but all its appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local sea fish is accompanied by calamari, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before coming to Korsan, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and a unique sunset view on the terrace.
6 locals recommend
Korsan Fish Terrace Restaurant
No:17/B Mustafa Kocakaya Cd.
6 locals recommend
Terrace Restaurant Every flavor from the Korsan'ın kitchen, which has a fish and seafood-based menu, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. In the place where you can find all kinds of fresh fish of Kalkan, fish is at the forefront, but all its appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local sea fish is accompanied by calamari, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before coming to Korsan, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and a unique sunset view on the terrace.
Terrace Restaurant Every taste that comes out of Kalamaki cuisine, which has a menu focused on fish and seafood, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. In the place where you can find all kinds of fresh fish of Kalkan, fish is at the forefront, but all its appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local sea fish is accompanied by squid, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before you come to Kalamaki, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and a unique sunset view on the terrace.
8 locals recommend
Kalamaki Lounge & Restaurant
No47/A Hasan Altan Cd.
8 locals recommend
Terrace Restaurant Every taste that comes out of Kalamaki cuisine, which has a menu focused on fish and seafood, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. In the place where you can find all kinds of fresh fish of Kalkan, fish is at the forefront, but all its appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local sea fish is accompanied by squid, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before you come to Kalamaki, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and a unique sunset view on the terrace.
Terrace Restaurant Every flavor from Lal cuisine, which has a meat-based menu, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. Meat is at the forefront, but all appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local meat and sea fish are accompanied by calamari, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before coming to Lal, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and a unique sunset view from its terrace.
Lal Restaurant
Terrace Restaurant Every flavor from Lal cuisine, which has a meat-based menu, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. Meat is at the forefront, but all appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local meat and sea fish are accompanied by calamari, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before coming to Lal, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and a unique sunset view from its terrace.
Terrace Restaurant Mey & Meze cuisine, which has a menu focused on fish and seafood, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. In the place where you can find all kinds of fresh fish of Kalkan, fish is at the forefront, but all its appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local sea fish is accompanied by squid, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before you come to Mey & Meze, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere on the terrace, delicious food and a unique sunset view.
Mey & Meze Kalkan
Terrace Restaurant Mey & Meze cuisine, which has a menu focused on fish and seafood, is served to the tables with fresh and healthy flavors. In the place where you can find all kinds of fresh fish of Kalkan, fish is at the forefront, but all its appetizers are a different flavor bomb. Daily fresh local sea fish is accompanied by squid, shrimp, octopus and unique appetizers from Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. We recommend that you do not forget to make a reservation before you come to Mey & Meze, where you can find a pleasant atmosphere on the terrace, delicious food and a unique sunset view.
Salt and Pepper Restaurant
No:2 Mustafa Kocakaya Cd.
Coast Restaurant
21 Süleyman Yılmaz Cd.
For a special meal
Likya Residence Hotel Spa
No:1 Sümbül Sokak
For a special meal
The Fountain Terrace Bar
No:36 Hasan Altan Cd.
Tempus Restaurant & Bar
8 locals recommend
Mussakka Restaurant
Mustafa Kocakaya Caddesi
8 locals recommend
ARA RESTAURANT KALKAN
A good fish restaurant
Blue Marlin
A good fish restaurant
Shade Lounge
16 locals recommend
Mojito Lounge & Club
No:10 Mustafa Kocakaya Cd.
16 locals recommend
It would not be wrong to call L'apero one of Kaş's gourmet restaurants, opened by the French Chef Paul, who settled in Kaş with his wife. The dishes prepared by the chef Paul, who has worked in almost every position of restaurants in many parts of the world, present successful examples of French cuisine. It is impossible not to be attracted to the place, which is located in the large garden of a 150-year-old house that stands out from the crowds as a location. With its calm and serene atmosphere, sweet dogs running around in its large garden, pleasant music and ambiance, L'apero offers its guests a peaceful experience. For those who want to go beyond the usual raki concept, L'apero stands out as a romantic alternative with delicious tastes matched with a wide range of wines. The place can also be preferred for breakfast.
L'Apéro Kaş
1 Doğruyol Cd.
It would not be wrong to call L'apero one of Kaş's gourmet restaurants, opened by the French Chef Paul, who settled in Kaş with his wife. The dishes prepared by the chef Paul, who has worked in almost every position of restaurants in many parts of the world, present successful examples of French cuisine. It is impossible not to be attracted to the place, which is located in the large garden of a 150-year-old house that stands out from the crowds as a location. With its calm and serene atmosphere, sweet dogs running around in its large garden, pleasant music and ambiance, L'apero offers its guests a peaceful experience. For those who want to go beyond the usual raki concept, L'apero stands out as a romantic alternative with delicious tastes matched with a wide range of wines. The place can also be preferred for breakfast.
A great breakfast place in Bezirgan Village..
Şahika Bahçe Restaurant Bezirgan, Kaş
A great breakfast place in Bezirgan Village..
Breakfast Place on the way to Kaputaş Beach
Adams Restaurant Kalkan
Breakfast Place on the way to Kaputaş Beach
PEPPER CATERING CO.
Catering
Wedding etc organization
Kalkan Concierge
Wedding etc organization
Package service to the villa
Ata Mezze Grill
Package service to the villa
Package service to the villa
Pasaport Pizza-kalkan Şubesi
Şehitler Caddesi
Package service to the villa

Culture (Lycian Ancient Cities)

The Lycians are a civilization that lived on the Lycian country in Southwest Anatolia in ancient times. The Lycian League declared its independence by the Roman Empire in 168-167 BC. Despite the fact that their settlements were concentrated in the coastal areas, the fact that they had a very mountainous and inaccessible hinterland provided the basis for them to develop a free and independent culture. Lycia is an ancient region covering the Teke Peninsula of Anatolia. The region covers the west of Antalya, the southeast of Muğla, the south of Denizli and Burdur. Historically, its borders are limited to Dalaman Stream in the west and today's Kemer in the east. The Lycians had a unique position among the peoples who lived in Anatolia. The structure of the Lycian parliament and the number of representatives determined in proportion to the size and population of the cities were unique in the ancient world. Important cities of this civilization Patara (capital), Xanthos, Pinara, Olympos, Myra, Tlos and Simena.
It is 46 km from Fethiye. Xanthos, located near the village of Kınık, was the largest administrative center of Lycia in Antiquity. B.C. The city, which was independent until it came under the domination of the Persians in 545, completely burned down about a century later. After this fire, the city was rebuilt, even BC. II. It has undertaken the task of being the capital of the Lycian League in the 16th century. The city, which later came under the control of the Romans, came under Byzantine rule after that and remained under Byzantine rule until the Arab raids in the 7th century. This center, which shows the effects of Lycian traditions, Hellenistic and Roman periods in the structures built by every settled civilization, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.
65 locals recommend
Xanthos Ancient City - Ancient ruins of Xanthos
Asar Caddesi
65 locals recommend
It is 46 km from Fethiye. Xanthos, located near the village of Kınık, was the largest administrative center of Lycia in Antiquity. B.C. The city, which was independent until it came under the domination of the Persians in 545, completely burned down about a century later. After this fire, the city was rebuilt, even BC. II. It has undertaken the task of being the capital of the Lycian League in the 16th century. The city, which later came under the control of the Romans, came under Byzantine rule after that and remained under Byzantine rule until the Arab raids in the 7th century. This center, which shows the effects of Lycian traditions, Hellenistic and Roman periods in the structures built by every settled civilization, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.
4 km from Xanthos. away, Letoon was the religious center of Lycia in Antiquity. In this sanctuary, there are the temples of Leto, Apollo and Artemis, as well as the ruins of a monastery, a fountain and the Roman Theater. The largest temple dedicated to Leto, the mother of Artemis and Apollo, is the Leto Temple in the west, built in the peripteros style, and measures 30.25 m by 15.75 m. size. The temple of Apollo, built in the Doric style in the east, is less preserved than the temple of Leto and is 27.90 m by 15.07 m. smaller in size. The temple of Artemis, which is the smallest temple and located in the middle of both temples, is 18.20 m by 8.70 m. in size. Letoon, together with Xanthos, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
26 locals recommend
Letoon
26 locals recommend
4 km from Xanthos. away, Letoon was the religious center of Lycia in Antiquity. In this sanctuary, there are the temples of Leto, Apollo and Artemis, as well as the ruins of a monastery, a fountain and the Roman Theater. The largest temple dedicated to Leto, the mother of Artemis and Apollo, is the Leto Temple in the west, built in the peripteros style, and measures 30.25 m by 15.75 m. size. The temple of Apollo, built in the Doric style in the east, is less preserved than the temple of Leto and is 27.90 m by 15.07 m. smaller in size. The temple of Artemis, which is the smallest temple and located in the middle of both temples, is 18.20 m by 8.70 m. in size. Letoon, together with Xanthos, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Patara City is the Hellenistic capital of Lycia. The city, which was built as a port city in its time, lost its port feature as it was filled with sand over the centuries. The city, which took an important place in the Mediterranean maritime trade, achieved great prosperity in a short time. As a result of the excavations that started in 1988, the parliament building, theater, triumphal arches, boulevard, bath, granary and the oldest lighthouse in history were unearthed. It is noticed that the remains are spread over a much larger area, and you can watch the ongoing excavations. The Assembly Building of the Lycian League, located in the Ancient City of Patara, is known as the world's first surviving parliament building. After the freedom gained from the Romans in 167 BC, 'unity' was established based on the rule of the Lycian cities by voting within the framework of a democratic law. According to Strabo, there are 23 cities that have the right to vote in the Lycian Union Assembly. The six largest cities, Patara, Tlos, Pinara, Xantos, Myra and Olympos, have three voting rights. The Parliament Building was restored by the Turkish Grand National Assembly and almost restored to its original state. It is thought that the Roman Emperor Nero built two lighthouses in Patara about 2,000 years ago, and these lighthouses were destroyed by a great tsunami. As a result of the excavations and researches, all the building stones of the Patara Lighthouse were unearthed. Restoration work of the 26-meter lighthouse continues. Known today as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas (Saint Nicholas) was born in Patara in the 4th century BC. The famous saint of Orthodox Christians later settled in the city of Myra (Demre) to become a bishop. The first Ottoman Radio Telegraph Station, built in 1905, is located in the city of Patara, which was also used during the Ottoman period. When you come to visit the ancient city of Patara, you can also see Patara Beach, Turkey's longest beach, famous for its caretta carettas. The distance between the ancient city of Patara and the beach of Patara is 1 km. The entrance fee you pay for the ruins also applies to the beach. Patara Ancient City is located in the Gelemis Village of Kaş, which is located between Fethiye and Kalkan. Those who want to come from Kaş by minibus can get on the minibuses that leave from the bus station every half an hour. The visiting hours of Patara ruins, which are open every day, are 8.30 - 19.30 during the summer period (15 April-2 October). The entrance fee is 24 TL. Patara by car: Patara - Kalkan 15 km
156 locals recommend
Patara Ancient City
156 locals recommend
Patara City is the Hellenistic capital of Lycia. The city, which was built as a port city in its time, lost its port feature as it was filled with sand over the centuries. The city, which took an important place in the Mediterranean maritime trade, achieved great prosperity in a short time. As a result of the excavations that started in 1988, the parliament building, theater, triumphal arches, boulevard, bath, granary and the oldest lighthouse in history were unearthed. It is noticed that the remains are spread over a much larger area, and you can watch the ongoing excavations. The Assembly Building of the Lycian League, located in the Ancient City of Patara, is known as the world's first surviving parliament building. After the freedom gained from the Romans in 167 BC, 'unity' was established based on the rule of the Lycian cities by voting within the framework of a democratic law. According to Strabo, there are 23 cities that have the right to vote in the Lycian Union Assembly. The six largest cities, Patara, Tlos, Pinara, Xantos, Myra and Olympos, have three voting rights. The Parliament Building was restored by the Turkish Grand National Assembly and almost restored to its original state. It is thought that the Roman Emperor Nero built two lighthouses in Patara about 2,000 years ago, and these lighthouses were destroyed by a great tsunami. As a result of the excavations and researches, all the building stones of the Patara Lighthouse were unearthed. Restoration work of the 26-meter lighthouse continues. Known today as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas (Saint Nicholas) was born in Patara in the 4th century BC. The famous saint of Orthodox Christians later settled in the city of Myra (Demre) to become a bishop. The first Ottoman Radio Telegraph Station, built in 1905, is located in the city of Patara, which was also used during the Ottoman period. When you come to visit the ancient city of Patara, you can also see Patara Beach, Turkey's longest beach, famous for its caretta carettas. The distance between the ancient city of Patara and the beach of Patara is 1 km. The entrance fee you pay for the ruins also applies to the beach. Patara Ancient City is located in the Gelemis Village of Kaş, which is located between Fethiye and Kalkan. Those who want to come from Kaş by minibus can get on the minibuses that leave from the bus station every half an hour. The visiting hours of Patara ruins, which are open every day, are 8.30 - 19.30 during the summer period (15 April-2 October). The entrance fee is 24 TL. Patara by car: Patara - Kalkan 15 km
44 locals recommend
The ancient city of Myra
44 locals recommend
In historical Lycia, near the Demre district of Antalya province, Kekova Island, Kaleköy and Üçağız villages, together with the three ancient cities of Simena, Teimussa and the old Shipyard (Xera) where the Byzantine period ruins are located, and the old Shipyard (Xera) today known as Kekova and claimed to mean 'thyme plain' in Turkish. completes the region. Hidden just under the waters around Kekova Island, are the ruins of a city called Dolikisthe, which hosted the world's first democratic federation before the Ottomans, Byzantines and even Romans. The Lycians were a peaceful federation of city-states dating from 2000 BC, including the maritime trading city of Simena. However, in the 2nd century AD, Simena disappeared under the waves after being shaken by a series of violent earthquakes. It is possible to see the ruins of the city of Simena, which is only a few meters below the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Among the remains of Simena are a shipyard, the foundations of public buildings, houses and even amphora fragments. On the shoreline, there are other houses, a few Lycian tombs with distinctive arched roofs, and the remains of an early church. There is also a stone staircase descending towards the sea. Later, while Simena turned into a small fishing village, it served as an outpost for the Knights of Rhodes for a while. It is possible to see the remains of ancient and medieval structures in the fishing village of Kaleköy on the mainland, and there is a castle built on the ancient Lycian foundations by the Knights of Rhodes, which houses the smallest amphitheater of Lycia, right on the hill. At the eastern end of the village, there is a Lycian necropolis with a very beautiful cluster of sarcophagi surrounded by old olive trees. Kekova Island, where the ruins are located, is now desolate and it is difficult to see any living thing other than a few goats grazing among the ruins. However, when the time comes, the villagers cross the street to collect the wild thyme that gives the island its name. After the Italian occupation of Kastelorizo, Kekova, which was temporarily settled in the summer months due to the wood harvest at that time, became a dispute between Italy and Turkey. However, with the 1932 Agreement signed between Italy and Turkey, it has been confirmed to belong to Turkey. In 1990, the Turkish government declared the area as a Special Protection Area for the protection of Kekova Island and its surroundings, while UNESCO listed it as a "temporary" candidate for World Heritage status. Kekova Special Environmental Protection Area is 260 km² and is managed by the Ministry of Environment Special Areas Protection Agency. Swimming, snorkeling, diving and jet-skiing are prohibited in the area around the sunken city. However, charter boats carrying tourists are allowed to cruise over it at a slow speed to get a good view of the ruins both above and below the waterline. Discover the sunken city Kekova and its magnificent bays by renting a daily boat..
137 locals recommend
Kekova Island
137 locals recommend
In historical Lycia, near the Demre district of Antalya province, Kekova Island, Kaleköy and Üçağız villages, together with the three ancient cities of Simena, Teimussa and the old Shipyard (Xera) where the Byzantine period ruins are located, and the old Shipyard (Xera) today known as Kekova and claimed to mean 'thyme plain' in Turkish. completes the region. Hidden just under the waters around Kekova Island, are the ruins of a city called Dolikisthe, which hosted the world's first democratic federation before the Ottomans, Byzantines and even Romans. The Lycians were a peaceful federation of city-states dating from 2000 BC, including the maritime trading city of Simena. However, in the 2nd century AD, Simena disappeared under the waves after being shaken by a series of violent earthquakes. It is possible to see the ruins of the city of Simena, which is only a few meters below the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Among the remains of Simena are a shipyard, the foundations of public buildings, houses and even amphora fragments. On the shoreline, there are other houses, a few Lycian tombs with distinctive arched roofs, and the remains of an early church. There is also a stone staircase descending towards the sea. Later, while Simena turned into a small fishing village, it served as an outpost for the Knights of Rhodes for a while. It is possible to see the remains of ancient and medieval structures in the fishing village of Kaleköy on the mainland, and there is a castle built on the ancient Lycian foundations by the Knights of Rhodes, which houses the smallest amphitheater of Lycia, right on the hill. At the eastern end of the village, there is a Lycian necropolis with a very beautiful cluster of sarcophagi surrounded by old olive trees. Kekova Island, where the ruins are located, is now desolate and it is difficult to see any living thing other than a few goats grazing among the ruins. However, when the time comes, the villagers cross the street to collect the wild thyme that gives the island its name. After the Italian occupation of Kastelorizo, Kekova, which was temporarily settled in the summer months due to the wood harvest at that time, became a dispute between Italy and Turkey. However, with the 1932 Agreement signed between Italy and Turkey, it has been confirmed to belong to Turkey. In 1990, the Turkish government declared the area as a Special Protection Area for the protection of Kekova Island and its surroundings, while UNESCO listed it as a "temporary" candidate for World Heritage status. Kekova Special Environmental Protection Area is 260 km² and is managed by the Ministry of Environment Special Areas Protection Agency. Swimming, snorkeling, diving and jet-skiing are prohibited in the area around the sunken city. However, charter boats carrying tourists are allowed to cruise over it at a slow speed to get a good view of the ruins both above and below the waterline. Discover the sunken city Kekova and its magnificent bays by renting a daily boat..
66 locals recommend
Tlos Ruins
Saklıkent Yolu
66 locals recommend
The Lycian Way is one of the most impressive hiking routes in the world, which is on the must-do list of nature walkers and camping enthusiasts. The beauty of nature will surprise you from time to time during your Lycian Way walk. For example, you will see a plant you have never seen before, you will listen to the chirping of a bird you have never heard of. This route, right in the heart of nature, promises you wonderful experiences. Along the way, you will see the most important ancient cities of the Mediterranean, impressive natural beauties, magnificent nature views and untouched bays. The Lycian Way is a 540 km long marked walking route, which takes an average of 29 days to walk, from Fethiye to Antalya in the south of Turkey. The route mainly consists of Roman roads, ancient trails and mule tracks; often rocky and stony and not suitable for mountain biking. The route, which is located between the coast and the mountains, often has steep elevations. The route was researched, designed and marked by British/Turkish amateur historian Kate Clow in 1999. It is Turkey's first long-distance walking route. Public transport is available along the route and there are activities such as swimming, canoeing or paragliding. The best time for hiking is spring (February-May) or autumn (September-November). Summer months are too hot for long walks in Lycia. If you are going to walk the Lycian Way, you should be prepared for 3 high stages. Villa Ilda is on the Lycian Way.
27 locals recommend
Lycian Way
27 locals recommend
The Lycian Way is one of the most impressive hiking routes in the world, which is on the must-do list of nature walkers and camping enthusiasts. The beauty of nature will surprise you from time to time during your Lycian Way walk. For example, you will see a plant you have never seen before, you will listen to the chirping of a bird you have never heard of. This route, right in the heart of nature, promises you wonderful experiences. Along the way, you will see the most important ancient cities of the Mediterranean, impressive natural beauties, magnificent nature views and untouched bays. The Lycian Way is a 540 km long marked walking route, which takes an average of 29 days to walk, from Fethiye to Antalya in the south of Turkey. The route mainly consists of Roman roads, ancient trails and mule tracks; often rocky and stony and not suitable for mountain biking. The route, which is located between the coast and the mountains, often has steep elevations. The route was researched, designed and marked by British/Turkish amateur historian Kate Clow in 1999. It is Turkey's first long-distance walking route. Public transport is available along the route and there are activities such as swimming, canoeing or paragliding. The best time for hiking is spring (February-May) or autumn (September-November). Summer months are too hot for long walks in Lycia. If you are going to walk the Lycian Way, you should be prepared for 3 high stages. Villa Ilda is on the Lycian Way.

Promenade

It is the geomorphological formation formed on Akdağ by Karaçay, a tributary of Eşen Stream. There are plateau settlements on the Taurus Mountains. Ski facilities are available at the upper altitudes. Since the bottom of the canyon is filled with heavy flowing water, it is impossible to pass through it. The entrance can be made via a 200-meter wooden bridge, which is attached to the steep slopes of the canyon with iron bars. After the bridge, there are cold and strong karst springs. 180-210 thousand tourists come annually
Saklikent Gorge
It is the geomorphological formation formed on Akdağ by Karaçay, a tributary of Eşen Stream. There are plateau settlements on the Taurus Mountains. Ski facilities are available at the upper altitudes. Since the bottom of the canyon is filled with heavy flowing water, it is impossible to pass through it. The entrance can be made via a 200-meter wooden bridge, which is attached to the steep slopes of the canyon with iron bars. After the bridge, there are cold and strong karst springs. 180-210 thousand tourists come annually

City/town information

KAŞ is a charming town with a total population of 47,594 with 5 towns and 48 villages of the province of ANTALYA. It is 192 km from Antalya and 106 km from Fethiye. It is in the distance. The district is adjacent to Eşen Çeyi and Fethiye in the west, Demre in the east, Elmalı District in the north, and Meis Island in the south. The area of the district is 2231 km2 and the coastline is 70 km. It is possible to come across tourists every day of the year in KAŞ, which is a small tourism town. According to the information, documents and archaeological findings obtained from KAŞ and its region, the name of KAŞ in ancient times was Antiphellos, which is thought to be known as Habessos or Habesa in the Lycian language. The area around Kaş, later known as Andifli, is surrounded by mountains and the blue Mediterranean Sea is right in front of it and the island of Meis is right across it. It is a unique place where you can spend an unforgettable holiday. The oldest of the ruins that have survived from the Lycian, Greek and Roman periods are dated to the VI century BC. The open-air theater that has survived from the ancient city Antiphellos is from the Hellenistic period. The theater has 26 steps and is built on a hillside overlooking the sea. Agora is located on the southern slope of the city. The bazelica is next to the theater. Only a small part of the walls that once surrounded Antiphellos has survived. In addition to these, there are Lycian inscriptions, rock tombs and tombstones reminiscent of Gothic style on the slope of the mountain in the north-east of the city, as well as the Lion Sarcophagus (Mausoleum) with Lycian inscriptions located behind the city, and a 3.70 m. high house-type tomb decorated by the relief with 24 girls figures in the North-east of the amphitheater. The Blue Cruise lasts 3 nights. Kalkan, which has been an important tourism center in recent years, is 26 km. Its former name is KALAMAKI. You can see the Blue Cave and Kaputaş Beaches at the 18th km on the Kalkan road. 45 km. The ancient city of XANTHOS, near the village of Kınık, located in the distance, is the largest capital city of the Lycian civilization. The Lycian name of the city is also known as ARNA or ARNNA. It is an unfortunate city that has been subjected to massacres and a great fire twice in its history. Some historical artifacts of the city, which was found by the British Charles Fellows in 1838, were smuggled into the British Museum. PATARA 43 km. is at a distance. It is known as the birthplace of Apollo and Santa Claus. Patara, which lived through the Lycian, Hellenistic and Roman ages, became the center of the Bishopric during the Byzantine period. Patara harbor is covered with sand today. Many historical artifacts remained under the sands and are being brought to light by excavations today. It also has a 18 km long sandy beach. You can take daily boat tours to Kekova Island, Batıkşehir and its surroundings. Kaleköy (Simena) and Üçağız (Teimussa) are here. Also, Üçağız can be reached by road. Teimussa is the oldest Lycian city. There are rock and sarcophagus type tombs. Kekova island is 10 minutes away by boat from here. There are many tombs and ruins on the island and in the sea. The sunken city ruins can be seen while traveling by boat. Just across the street is Kaleköy (Simena). Transportation is only by sea. The ancient Lycian tombs and today's village houses are nested together and back to back. Its castle is still intact. The oldest and smallest of the ancient Lycian cities can be seen in the inner castle, carved into the rock. Located on the road to Demre, near Yavu Village, Kyaneai is an old settlement. The castle (Demre) is 48 kilometers away. The Santa Claus Museum and the ancient city of Myra can be seen here. The rock tombs and the theater are interesting. Phellos, Apollonia, Aperlai, Isinda, Trysa are other ancient places. Gömbe plateau, located at a distance of 60 km, attracts tourists with its cool waters and climate. Uçarsu and Yeşilgöl, located on the slopes of Akdağ, can be visited. 60 km. Gökçesu (Saklıkent), located at a distance, is an important travel destination. Here, the natural wonder Kanyon is one of the most visited places by tourists.
Kaş
KAŞ is a charming town with a total population of 47,594 with 5 towns and 48 villages of the province of ANTALYA. It is 192 km from Antalya and 106 km from Fethiye. It is in the distance. The district is adjacent to Eşen Çeyi and Fethiye in the west, Demre in the east, Elmalı District in the north, and Meis Island in the south. The area of the district is 2231 km2 and the coastline is 70 km. It is possible to come across tourists every day of the year in KAŞ, which is a small tourism town. According to the information, documents and archaeological findings obtained from KAŞ and its region, the name of KAŞ in ancient times was Antiphellos, which is thought to be known as Habessos or Habesa in the Lycian language. The area around Kaş, later known as Andifli, is surrounded by mountains and the blue Mediterranean Sea is right in front of it and the island of Meis is right across it. It is a unique place where you can spend an unforgettable holiday. The oldest of the ruins that have survived from the Lycian, Greek and Roman periods are dated to the VI century BC. The open-air theater that has survived from the ancient city Antiphellos is from the Hellenistic period. The theater has 26 steps and is built on a hillside overlooking the sea. Agora is located on the southern slope of the city. The bazelica is next to the theater. Only a small part of the walls that once surrounded Antiphellos has survived. In addition to these, there are Lycian inscriptions, rock tombs and tombstones reminiscent of Gothic style on the slope of the mountain in the north-east of the city, as well as the Lion Sarcophagus (Mausoleum) with Lycian inscriptions located behind the city, and a 3.70 m. high house-type tomb decorated by the relief with 24 girls figures in the North-east of the amphitheater. The Blue Cruise lasts 3 nights. Kalkan, which has been an important tourism center in recent years, is 26 km. Its former name is KALAMAKI. You can see the Blue Cave and Kaputaş Beaches at the 18th km on the Kalkan road. 45 km. The ancient city of XANTHOS, near the village of Kınık, located in the distance, is the largest capital city of the Lycian civilization. The Lycian name of the city is also known as ARNA or ARNNA. It is an unfortunate city that has been subjected to massacres and a great fire twice in its history. Some historical artifacts of the city, which was found by the British Charles Fellows in 1838, were smuggled into the British Museum. PATARA 43 km. is at a distance. It is known as the birthplace of Apollo and Santa Claus. Patara, which lived through the Lycian, Hellenistic and Roman ages, became the center of the Bishopric during the Byzantine period. Patara harbor is covered with sand today. Many historical artifacts remained under the sands and are being brought to light by excavations today. It also has a 18 km long sandy beach. You can take daily boat tours to Kekova Island, Batıkşehir and its surroundings. Kaleköy (Simena) and Üçağız (Teimussa) are here. Also, Üçağız can be reached by road. Teimussa is the oldest Lycian city. There are rock and sarcophagus type tombs. Kekova island is 10 minutes away by boat from here. There are many tombs and ruins on the island and in the sea. The sunken city ruins can be seen while traveling by boat. Just across the street is Kaleköy (Simena). Transportation is only by sea. The ancient Lycian tombs and today's village houses are nested together and back to back. Its castle is still intact. The oldest and smallest of the ancient Lycian cities can be seen in the inner castle, carved into the rock. Located on the road to Demre, near Yavu Village, Kyaneai is an old settlement. The castle (Demre) is 48 kilometers away. The Santa Claus Museum and the ancient city of Myra can be seen here. The rock tombs and the theater are interesting. Phellos, Apollonia, Aperlai, Isinda, Trysa are other ancient places. Gömbe plateau, located at a distance of 60 km, attracts tourists with its cool waters and climate. Uçarsu and Yeşilgöl, located on the slopes of Akdağ, can be visited. 60 km. Gökçesu (Saklıkent), located at a distance, is an important travel destination. Here, the natural wonder Kanyon is one of the most visited places by tourists.
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