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Kekova Island

Kekova Island is a large island that faces the village of Kale, and gives its name to the entire region. The name "Kekova" is Turkish for "plain of thyme" and describes the region encompassing the island of Kekova, the villages of Kalekoy and Ucagiz and the three ancient towns of Simena, Teimussa and Tersane.

Kekova Island is also known as the "Sunken City", as it is partially submerged. This is a result of earthquakes throughout history.


Kekova is the name of a region of fascinating islands, bays and ancient cities. Kekova has a rarely seen attraction, a long the shore of the Island a sunken city is observed. The geological movements of the Island... read

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Kalekoy (literally "Castles village" in Turkish; ancient Lycian: Simena), is a village of the Demre district in the Antalya Province of Turkey, located between Kas and Demre, on the Mediterranean coast. Kalekoy faces the island of