Simena is the ancient Lycian town of Dolchiste / Dolikisthe, on the island of Kekova, & it was destroyed by a terrible earthquake during the 2nd century A.D. From Wikipedia: "The Kekova region was declared a specially protected area on 18 January 1990 by Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forest. All kinds of diving and swimming were prohibited and subject to special permits from governmental offices. In later years the prohibition has been lifted except for the part where the sunken city is."
The town of Kalekoy (Castle Village) is on the mainlaind opposite, and has several pensions and guesthouses, but many people do the day tour from Kas or Olympus, to Üçağız, where there is a carpark and bus station with public buses, then ferry boats unlike Kalekoy which has no public bus station.
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izmirli (3989) 2014-07-31 1:50
THANK YOU VERY MUCH MY FRIEND...
miumiu (6113) 2014-07-31 1:54
Incredibly fantastic capture and place!
Your note is very interesting too.
The colours are gorgeous!
l love it!
snunney (98265) 2014-07-31 1:59
A fine capture of this ancient place. I like the light and colours, especially those in the foreground. Also, the layered effect and the excellent depth.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-31 2:09
a rich mixture of elements, textures and colours here in this wonderful view of the ancient city ruins. Looks amazing!
ikeharel (70743) 2014-07-31 2:27
After first look at this magnificent pic. of the ruins under the turquoise & transparent water, I went to look up the place on Google-map, but did not find it.
The scene is fabulous, evidence of an earthquake in ancient time, and superbly collected on photo.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-31 3:09
This is a fine shot of these ruins and clear water. The layered effect is great here. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.
dkmurphys (58038) 2014-07-31 3:30
Spectacular place. I like the ancient ruins and the superb color of the water. Good catch!
danos (97479) 2014-07-31 3:34
very nice presentation of thie section of the sunken city of Simena. The turquoise waters and the ruins of the destoyed town makes the scene even more effective.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
jhm (152246) 2014-07-31 4:27
When I look to these picture get I a very quiet feeling, everything is here so quiet with this calm water in foreground.
Exactly a new life in the 17 th century with these ruin.
Also the colours and composition are wonderful to look at.
Very well captured nice presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ourania (45022) 2014-07-31 4:45
this picture is lovely and fascinating. This area is very interesting and you have captured its unique character effectively. I like how the ruined city on the coast expands and is clearly visible underwater. You managed the light superbly, textures and colours are magnificent all over. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Sergiom (78623) 2014-07-31 5:54
La beauté et la couleur de l'eau donne envie d'y plonger pour aller admirer la beauté de la cité submergée. Pour la voir de plus près et aussi pour se rafraîchir. Beau point de vue sur l'ensemble.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-07-31 9:18
What a spectacular place and beautiful image. Great composition and colors.Aamzing color of the waters in foreground.
rasterman (479) 2014-07-31 10:16
Fantastic colors and texture of the crystalline water. Viewing photo makes you want to swim in these beautiful waters. Good work with the colors ... thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (65878) 2014-07-31 10:18
I like the colors of the water and its transparency. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the ruins. Well done, have a nice day.
Graal (102752) 2014-07-31 10:27
it's amazing, sunken city. Interesting place and informations. Unusual colors of water. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (142131) 2014-07-31 12:40
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with fascinating ruines, fantasrtic trasparence of water, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-31 14:54
What a place to visit, sunken ruins in turquoise waters
Good work with layers of colors contrasting with the white of the rocks from the old city
Good work, tfs
emka (96525) 2014-07-31 15:01
Here also water has marvelous colour but it is very clear and one can see the rocks in it. Very interesting this ancient sunken city. Is it yopur farewell with Turkey?
lousat (90722) 2014-07-31 16:11
Hi Chris,fantastic choice of point of view another time to show us these ruins and this spectacular sea that reminds me the egyptian coral reef,what a colors and what a detail,and what a interesting piece of history too close to Antalya,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-31 21:30
Une étonnante photo de cette ancienne cité dont ne subsistent que quelques ruines. La couleur et la transparence de l'eau sont fantastiques.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-01 7:28
The water look clear and invitingly warm. I like your pov and it has good details. Thanks for the wonderful information. Well done, tfs.
npecanhuk (75122) 2014-08-01 17:20
Very attractive place!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (57666) 2014-08-02 7:20
Ahhh talk about turquoise water! This photo is idyllic, I couldn't make it up. So beautiful. The limpid water, beautiful light and superb high POV show this place of so well.
Warmest wishes, have a good Sunday
Angshu (56750) 2014-08-14 2:58
The clarity of the turquoise blue water allows us to see below...which is the main attracyion of this picture. In the top part we see what possibly is the remnant of the old city destroyed by the quake...Lovely work!
serp2000 (44073) 2014-09-13 1:28
The colours of the Ak Deniz are superb! Very nice clear water, I also like these ancient ruins. I have to say this is very provocative photo. Because I want to go there too for a rest after long cool summer and hard work. I hope to visit Antalya for a week.