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Simena is a popular Lycian site, situated upon one of the most attractive spots of the Turkish coast. The name "Kekova" is Turkish for "plain of thyme" and describes the region encompassing the island of Kekova, the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağiz and the three ancient towns of Simena, Teimussa and Tersane (meaning "shipyard", as its bay was the site of an ancient shipyard, with mostly Byzantine ruins). Both Simena and Teimussa have a large necropolis. Teimussa is now the village of Üçağiz, where boats set off for tours of the area.
The Kekova region was declared a Specially Protected Area in 1990 to protect the natural, cultural and geographic richness of Kekova Island and surrounding coast. The Kekova Specially Protected Area is 260 km² and is managed by the Ministry of Environment, Authority for the Protection of Special Areas.
Kekova-Simena is an enjoyable place to visit for its great beauty and charm. For this reason, it is popular with yachties (known to them as "Kekova Roads") on their Blue Cruises along Lycia's Turquoise Coast. In fact, cruising yachts often anchor here for several weeks at a time. It is a peaceful place of history, gorgeous turquoise water, sun, islands, unspoilt nature, blue skies and wonderful(!!) swimming.
Read about visiting the Kekova region, also photos.
Satellite photo of the region
The ancient Lycian sunken city of Simena is often referred to as Kekova-Simena. The city is a charming mix of ancient, medieval and modern history making it interesting as well as beautiful. In ancient times Simena was a small fishing village and was later an outpost of the Knights of Rhodes (formerly of St. John).
The ancient city of Simena was once of two parts - an island and a coastal part of the mainland. On the mainland the charming fishing village of Kaleköy ("castle village") stands today, its buildings mingling with ancient and medieval structures. The top of the village is dominated by a well-preserved castle built by the Knights of Rhodes partially upon ancient Lycian foundations. Inside the castle is the smallest amphitheatre of Lycia. At the eastern end of the village is a Lycian necropolis with a cluster of some very nice sarcophagi overlooking the sea and surrounded by ancient olive trees. Near the harbour of Kaleköy is another sarcophagus, popping up from the water. Across the bay, along the island are the half-submerged ruins of the residential part of Simena, caused by the downward shift of land by the terrible earthquakes of the 2nd century AD. Half of the houses are submerged and staircases descend into the water. Foundations of buildings and the ancient harbor are also seen below the sea. http://www.lycianturkey.com/lycian_sites/kekova_simena.htm
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TRB (13783) 2014-03-14 1:06
Öndeki sandalın etkisi süper, büyük halini de akşam baktım çok beğenmiştim, emeğinize sağlık..
papagolf21 (86994) 2014-03-14 1:12
Bonjour, cher Ates,
En ouvrant la version large, nous découvrons un lieu magique de beauté.
Quel spectacle proposé à travers cette superbe composition.
Très bonne journée.
ChrisJ (100136) 2014-03-17 16:52
I have a strong feeling I would really enjoy Antalya judging from this superb image. Good sharpness and wonderful density with punchy light contrasts and superb saturation and framing. I particularly like the old blue dinghy in the fg which has seen better days. There are a couple of dust bunnies in the sky. Many cameras can self clean their sensors. I love the strong contrast between the wild rocky coast at right and the more gentrified shoreline at left. Tfs!
COSTANTINO (56815) 2014-03-22 5:14
Hello dear friend
what a beautiful panorama here
it looks magic like a dream
the boat in the foreground out of
the sea seems very lonely
where is the fisherman?scenery
perfectly executed with the
greatest lightness I can see the
bottom of the sea fantastic indeed
blue sea and blue sky
lovely strong contrast
have a nice evening
- Copyright: Ates Omer (umutlu101) (13545)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-13
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, NIKKOR AF-SDX18-105MM f/3.5-5-5.6G ED VR
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-14 0:36