The boat ride into Kekova Sound between the islands and out to “The Sunken City” was very relaxing, perfect after our long coach journey
The views of the mainland , particularly of the castle at Simena were beautiful as were the views of the islands. The sunken city was a slight disappointment as not much of it was clearly visible; however the ruins of the houses, steps and quaysides were rather splendid. The boat was not allowed to stop over the sunken ruins but moved extremely slowly so that we could at least see some of the buildings. We had a short break anchored in a small bay so that we could swim in the clear waters of the sound before returning to the jetty.
Unfortunately we couldn’t stay to enjoy the local hospitality and visit Simena Castle as we had to move on to our next stop.
Although Kekova is not close to the major resorts, it is worth the journey, particularly if the day out includes Myra and St Nicholas Church at Demre. We travelled from Side, more than 4 hours by coach, but our day was well worth the effort.
Perhaps the next time we visit Turkey we will stay in Lycia so that we can spend more time in this beautiful area.
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