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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Saw the city ruins on a one-day boat trip with 'Day Trips by Captain Ergun' on 13th September. Just a quick drive past was needed. Not a lot to see. All the boats visiting the area simply get in line and follow each other quickly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndPancho
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We visited this historical place and were glad we had booked a small boat for 4 people as we were able to get closer to the ruins rather than the larger boats which were quite full.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jobarb2018
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Although the story and the history is interesting and you can make out some of the old town on the shore, any ruins under the sea are now difficult to see because swimming, snorkeling and diving are banned in the area to preserve it. Maybe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Simena is the name of the town opposite Kekova Island only accessible by walking paths. No one knows the name of this sunken city, no artefacts of significance have been found in the sea. The city is an archaeological enigma...........

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

So, ‘The Sunken City of Simena’ is a sight to behold... it’s not actually. If you’re looking for Atlantis, keep looking. The day is a glorified boat ride that the locals have put a neat spin on in order to get the tourists in. Don’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tonyscollier
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It is very easy to see these ruins that are on the coast and partially submerged under water . You can hire a glass bottom boat to sail you over pottery ruins and it’s better for you to take a boat so that the driver...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JLLetschert
Reviewed June 17, 2018

From Antalya it is a 3 hour drive, so you will have a long day, no matter. Kekova Bay is beautiful, but the "glass bottom boat" is a bit of a joke : a couple of dirty panels that get uncovered for a few minutes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Only way to see it is from daily boat trip from Kas or Kalkan. Everything depends on the commentary by the guide and his commend of goodEnglish to explain the Lycian historical civilisation-background.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jillianarb
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Interesting but not much to see unless a guide explains it all. Only available to see from the boat trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed January 5, 2018

It is an old Roman naval base which has been destroyed by earthquakes and partially sunken. Nothing much to see but a good boat ride . If you have visited Rome and Athens then nothing much of interest !!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Saumya J
April 19, 2016|
Response from JLLetschert | Reviewed this property |
We were sailing in a ghulet from Gocek to Kas , so we sailed past these ruins so unfortunately I can’t help you answer your question sorry