Kalekoy Harbour
Kalekoy Harbour
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Josué S
27 contributions
There's something to please everyone here. The sunken city of Kekova is an unbelievable sight. The village has the most friendly people and the best ice cream possible. The castle on the hill has the best views around. The water is perfect for swimming or just to be stared at, I mean, look at the blue tones! it's the kind of place you want to go and stay!
Written July 11, 2020
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McMaster-Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta - Canada11 contributions
Friends
There were eight of us Canadians staying in Kalkan and we booked a day sail with the local tour operator. By a stroke of great luck we were booked on the Kekova II. The skipper and his mate were awesome guides and took us to great snorkling areas, fed us Turkish tea and provided a great lunch. When asked if he was responsible for such a great lunch he shyly said he helped his mom make it, we of course were thrilled. More snorkling and then a stop at a fortress on top of a hill. While we were climbing the steps to the fortress we noticed a sign for the best home made ice cream, off we went to see if the claim was true. It is! Our boat skipper was helping behind the bar and clearing tables and as we left and said good-bye to the owner we could not help but notice the resemblance to our skipper, it was his dad. His family owns the restaurant and the boat and everybody helps out with both. Absolutely fantastic day was had by all and all agree it was one of the highlights of our three weeks in Turkey. We are now measuring highlights in decimal points as in 9.95, 9.85 etc. as there were so many great adventures from hot air ballooning to gorge trekking to boat rides.
Written June 2, 2014
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Kaleköy (ancient Simena) is a small village only accessible by boat, either from the nearby ports of Üçağız or Demre Çayağzı. Simena was an ancient Lycian village (4th C BC, predating the Greek conquest). Today, it is a small secluded village with steep cobblestone streets, white stone houses, small walled gardens and fruit trees. The harbor area is lined with seafood restaurants and “meyhanes” (Turkish tavernas). Food and lodging are available in the village. A steep path leads to the ruins of the crusader castle above. Built by the Knights of St. John from Rhodes, the fortress contains the ruins of battlements, bastions, an ancient temple and the smallest extant Lycian amphitheater (seven rows and 300 theater seats). The area has been settled for millennia; a graveyard 100m east of the fortress is littered with huge boat-shaped Lycian sarcophagi, turning the area into an open-air museum. During Greek and Roman times the economy was built around the production of Tyrian dye, a deep and costly purple dye produced from the Murex sea snail. Lycian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman artifacts can be seen around the village grounds, and parts of the ancient city walls are still visible. Simena Fortress is open (mid-Apr–Oct) 8am-7pm, and Nov–mid-Apr,closes at 5pm. There is an entry fee of 14 ₺.
Written December 17, 2019
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mrskimcook
Kidderminster, UK49 contributions
Friends
Great to visit the castle, ancient old turkey at its best, nice little café bars and some great snorkelling and kayaking round this area. If you can be there of an evening there are wonderful sunsets. Climb up to the castle is well worth it for the views
Written September 7, 2014
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Turkey7,002 contributions
Couples
You visit this harbour in the afternoon of your Kekova boat trip. Steep climb up to the fortress on the hill, which can be a bit of an effort in the heat, but the view is fantastic, especially towards the sunken city. Then it's back down to a lovely cafe selling the most delicious peach ice cream ( they also do delicious banana).
I can imagine it's pretty dead when the tourist boats leave, but maybe that's a good thing?
Written May 1, 2013
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pcorsano
Seattle, WA71 contributions
Friends
I walked to Ucagiz from Kas along the wonderful Lycian Way, [see Kate Clow's brilliant book on it] and then hopped on a boat with the indomitable Hussein and onto Kale Koy. This is heaven for those who like their antiquities with the bloom of decay un-removed un sanitized. Hundreds of Lycian tombs. See pictures.
Written October 12, 2012
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gonmel
Ankara, Turkey248 contributions
Couples
This is a fascinating place. Ruins, panoramic view, village and shopping at locals...all of them fantastic.You can go there by boat. There are daily boat trip in Kas which travel to nearest islands, bays and special places. We went there with "Neseli Kaptan - the captain cheerful". He is very friendly and warm like his nickname. Our trip was funny, we saw kalekoy, underwater ruins, and swim in "aquarium bay". Lunch was including the price, the meal had been prepared by captain's wife and served in boat, it was tasty. Price is reasonable and this activity is highly recomended.
Written September 23, 2012
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George W
Butler, PA8 contributions
Family
This is a really beautiful place. Everything about it - the old Seljuk castle, the sunken city, the small and lovely village, all are great locations.
Written December 1, 2014
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junior1907
Istanbul, Turkey188,468 contributions
Couples
You can go to this place by boat only.So,you must first drive to Üçağız village and park yr car.Then take one of the tour boats leaving from the pier which will take you to Kaleköy.This is very small and hidden village and transportation by boat only.No road connection.This is very nice and small village where you can still see some part of the ruins in the water close to the shore.Nice to walk up and down the small roads through village houses with some of them offering some souveniers and textiles for ladies at relatively good price level.You can also eat at one of the sea food restaurants on the shore with more or less at the same price range or climb up to the Castle.There are some home cafes on the way to the Castle where you can taste some home made pie (gözleme) with cheese,
spinach,potato or minced meat with fresh orange juice.Recommended.
Written August 22, 2014
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Phillip K
Sydney, Australia125 contributions
Friends
We sailed our boat to Kalekoy Harbour and did the usual tourist thing - visited the fort etc. Before we left we decided to lunch at the family run Likya Restaurant. We tied our boat to the restaurant's wharf and we were welcomed by Mehmet Demir, the owners son, who made us a delightful lunch. We stayed for diner as well and had a great seafood meal - really fresh and cooked just so well.

Two days later we had to return as we missed the friendly atmosphere and great food. Mehmet's mother was happy to share her recipes and even allowed a younger family member help prepare some of her Turkish specialties.

An unforgettable experience and we will surely be back next season.
Written October 18, 2013
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