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Shared Kekova and Sunken City Tour From Kas Harbor with Lunch
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Shared Kekova and Sunken City Tour From Kas Harbor with Lunch

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The Sunken City of Kekova is one of Turkey’s lesser-visited historic highlights, a second-century port town that collapsed into the sea after an earthquake. Visit the city while it’s still a secret on this day-long boat trip from the Kaş Harbour. Spend the morning snorkelling in the sky-blue waters at Akvaryum Bay and Tersane Bay before visiting the sunken city in the afternoon.
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Natalie V wrote a review Dec 2019
Aylesbury, United Kingdom256 contributions61 helpful votes
We found this using google maps - otherwise you wouldn't know it was there! Placed at the top of a very steep and narrow pedestrianised street. One sign at the top to inform visitors (in Turkish and English languages). Not much to see, but good to visit it as it is one of the many quirky ancient features of Kas.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Carol A S wrote a review Dec 2019
Marietta, Georgia4,208 contributions699 helpful votes
The Lion's Tomb is a 4th century BC Lycian sarcophagus in a tiny shaded square about 200m northeast of Kas harbor. It is at the top of Uzun Çarşı Sokak, a Roman-era road (locals call it Slippery St, for good reason; fortunately vehicles are excluded). The Lion's Tomb is an elevated three-part sarcophagus. The lower burial chamber (the hyposarium) is 1.5m high, with a sunken floor. Atop it is a plain 80 cm base, cut from solid rock. The sarcophagus (quarried elsewhere) lies on top, and is classic Lycian, with a pointed arch lid (reminiscent of an up-turned boat). Two lions heads project from each side of the lid, hence the tomb's name. There are four panels on the short side of the lid; the upper two reliefs show standing figures. The neighborhood encourages exploration, with shops, restaurants, and narrow cobbled alleys. The Lion's tomb is open at all times with no entry fee, and is nicely lit at night.
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Date of experience: April 2019
TD Kuipers wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
History on a hill in a dreamy little town next to cute shops and restaurants. Not as impressive as I expected.
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Date of experience: October 2019
nickilonghurst wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions
Found this just walking about the pretty shopping lanes of Kas on evening. Nice to see a tomb up close like that but wouldn’t go looking for it specially.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Pratush wrote a review Oct 2019
New Delhi, India222 contributions47 helpful votes
You will definitely come across this tomb when you window shop or just try to explore restaurants in Kas you will come across this tomb. And you will find this not well maintained though you can just sit around and look at the streets but there is nothing much to see.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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