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  • Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

    1. Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

    Start your boat trip at 10:00 AM in the morning from Kas Harbour where you will board your boat. From here you will set-off on your adventure, first stop, Inonu Bay. After a scenic 1-hour trip, you'll arrive at your destination just in time for a dip in crystal clear waters. Your swimming break at Inonu Bay will last 45-minutes, with the option to lay on the sand and soak up some rays.  Next, sail to Akvaryum Bay at the opening of Kekova, a place resembling an aquarium due to its depth and clarity. Whilst here, explore the water, teeming with life before enjoying an all-organic lunch of tasty olive-oil based dishes and a grill. Follow up your delicious lunch with a stop at Simena Village for 1-hour. Here you will have free time to explore the historical castle and taste some delicious ice cream. Cruise around the Sunken City and learn of its fascinating history.  Continue on your tour ...

  • From Demre: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

    2. From Demre: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

    Join a full day boat trip to Kekova. This trip departs in the morning to maximize daylight hours for the best views of the surrounding landscape and ocean scenes. Prepare for a day of relaxation and aboard the boat at Demre Harbor.  From the harbor set out to Kekova. Enjoy a dip into the sea or snorkel in crystal waters. Dry out with some sunbathing on the large deck with plenty of space to share.  Witness the beauty of Kekova area and see the Sunken City of Simena. Enjoy a delicious local lunch served onboard and spend the rest of the day chilling out and swimming in deep turquoise waters in beautiful and quiet bays before returning back to Demre Harbor.

  • From Side: Demre, Myra and Kekova Full-Day Tour

    3. From Side: Demre, Myra and Kekova Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour of the Turkish Riviera and discover some of the most beautiful locations in the Demre province with a guide.

    Following pickup from accommodation in Side, transfer to the ancient town of Myra on the banks of the River Myros. Visit the ancient Greek amphitheater and see the rock-cut tombs of the Lycian necropolis. Stop for a complimentary lunch before sailing over turquoise waters to picturesque Kekova Island. Explore the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena, and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. Swim in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. End your day trip at the small town of Kale (Demre), and discover the stunning church of St. Nicholas before the transfer back to your hotel.

  • From Kas: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

    4. From Kas: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

    Depart from Kas Harbor in the morning and head to Inonu Bay. Here you'll have the chance to enjoy a swim and snorkel in shimmering blue waters and maybe make some underwater discoveries.  After some fun in the water, relax on the sun deck as you head towards Kalekoy Port where the boat will drop anchor for one hour. During this time, you can opt to visit the authentic village of around 30 households or cool off in the blue waters with some more swimming. Be sure to check out the impressive Simena Castle. Lunch will be served at a local fisherman’s restaurant. From Kalekoy Port the boat will set off to Kekova Island for you to see its sunken city. Discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure. View the enchanting ruins of the sunken city as you cruise alongside and witness the beauty of the underwater ruins through the glass bottom of the boat. While expl...

    Our trip to Kekova got cancelled due to the weather, however we were offered to go on the island tour. It was a great day, swimming in some lovely water at different spots around the island and the crew or on a great lunch buffet! A walk on an island would have been good though, just stopping and swimming for half an hour and then moving on to the next swimming spot lagged on a little, but still a beautiful day!

  • Kekova Sunken City, Myra & St. Nicholas Church Day Tour

    5. Kekova Sunken City, Myra & St. Nicholas Church Day Tour

    Your full-day tour begins with a trip from Antalya to Kekova. Not only is Kekova filled with ruins from antiquity, it is one of the area’s most attractive picturesque yachting destinations. A boat will take you to the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena and you’ll visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. You can swim and snorkel if you like, so don't forget your bathing suit and towel. The boat trip takes around 1.5-2 hours. Continue to Myra by land, and enjoy a lunch break when you arrive. After lunch you’ll explore the site of the settlement that was one of the 6 prominent cities of Lycia. The ruins of the Roman and Lycian town are mostly covered by alluvial silts, although the Acropolis, the Roman Theater, and Roman Baths have been excavated. In 141, the theater was destroyed by an earthquake, but it was rebuilt afterwards. There are 2 necropoli...

  • From Demre: Private Boat Trip to Kekova

    6. From Demre: Private Boat Trip to Kekova

    Start your personal adventure at Demre Harbor where you'll aboard your boat and head towards the day's first stop, Kekova Island. While exploring the island discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure. See the remains of a sunken city which was flooded after an earthquake two thousand years ago. It never fails to leave an impression. View the enchanting ruins of the sunken city as you cruise alongside and witness the beauty of the underwater ruins through the glass bottom of the boat. After spending time cruising around ancient ruins, soak up the sunshine of Akvaryum Bay during a delightful swimming break. Get back on the boat and head to Kalekoy, where your boat will port for one hour, giving you time to visit its authentic village and get to know the local unique culture. You'll have a chance to see the striking Simena Castle as well. Alternatively, y...

  • Kaş: Private Kekova Boat Tour with Lunch

    7. Kaş: Private Kekova Boat Tour with Lunch

    Your Kekova boat trip begins with your traveling from Kas at 9:30AM. From there, drive for 30 minutes to Kekova where you meet with your boat. Sip your tea or coffee on deck as you travel to Akvaryum Bay, the opening of Kekova which resembles an aquarium due to its clarity. It's then time for swimming in the charming Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by refreshments. Your second stop is to Shipyard Bay, a popular bay and a great destination for boat trips. Navigate towards the depths of history as you get a glimpse of the city ruins submerged 2,000 years ago due to earthquakes. Cruising by the closest point of the sunken city, you can take photos as you view the ruins. Leaving the unmatched beauties of the sunken city behind, head to Gokkaya Bay for lunch. As you enjoy the sea and explore the secret underwater life, an all-organic lunch composed of tasty olive-oil dishes is prepared. Foll...

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What people are saying about Kekova Island

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Our trip to Kekova got cancelled due to the weather, however we were offered to go on the island tour. It was a great day, swimming in some lovely water at different spots around the island and the crew or on a great lunch buffet! A walk on an island would have been good though, just stopping and swimming for half an hour and then moving on to the next swimming spot lagged on a little, but still a beautiful day!

A perfect day! There is plenty of room for everyone on the boat and everyone has their "personal space". We are not crammed on top of each other as we can see on other boats. The captain and the crew are really nice! The only downside is that there is no English guide. The crew translates the explanations to us in broken English but make sure they are understood.

I recommend Dennis's boat to everyone. Impeccable service; sympathy and gentleness. The boat is very comfortable. For a day of true relaxation between nature and art.