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Kekova Island

Kekova

Nestling in the waters of the Mediterranean, just off the coast of Demre is the heavenly place called Kekova. It is actually an island or rather a group of small populated fishing islands dotting the Mediterranean. Kekova is famous for its under water ruins. It is a fascinating place where history and nature combine to give you the most out of this world experience.

A visit to Kekova brings back the romance of the past against a backdrop of the sea. The unspoiled landscape, the magical under water ruins, the warm Mediterranean sun and all the adventure that goes with it will give you the most memorable holiday ever. You cannot give this paradise on earth a miss!

A trip from Kas by glass-bottomed boats along the coastline of Kekova is the most amazing experience. The boatman will point out little villages, a cave, or the remains of the submerged city. The sight of the ruins below your boat might remind you of a forgotten era, a lost city, staircases leading to nowhere giving you a strange indescribable feeling. It is necessary that you have a good and experienced guide with you to get know about all the small details of the area.

To explore the ruins better, you may try swimming or snorkeling! You can brush past remains of walls and buildings, fragments of Byzantine and Roman friezes, under water fountains and walls and mosaic over 2000 years old. However, you must be careful not to pick up any ancient looking relic from the sea as that is against the law. Skin diving near the ruins is also prohibited.

If you are not limited by time, a drive down Kekova road would be worthwhile. The scenery is spectacular and the archeology is interesting to a first time visitor.

booking Check the list of Kekova Hotels for accommodation options.