Visit the Sunken Ruins of Kekova

By far, one of the most popular stopping off points on the Mediterranean Riviera of Turkey is the sunken ruins of Kekova. The uninhabited island is home to the ancient trading post ruins of Dolchiste, a Lycian town that suffered a series of disasters including an earthquake during the 2nd century.
It’s waiting for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, but until then, boats sail close to the shoreline where visible remains of houses under the crystal-clear water evoke a sense of melancholy.

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Clients who want to get closer to the ruins often sea kayak from the nearby village of Ucagiz, otherwise a sharp left turn takes yachts to the island of Simena, another famous stopping point famous for its Byzantine castle and home-made ice-cream sold by the locals. Both spots are must-visit destinations on the Blue Cruise voyage routes between Fethiye and Antalya.


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