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Kekova Island Tours

Kekova Island is located just off the coast near the town of Demre, Turkey. It's about halfway along the famous Lycian Way hiking trail that runs from Fethiye to Antalya. The Kekova region includes the island of Kekova, the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağiz and the ruins of several ancient Lycian villages. An earthquake in the 2nd century caused much of the area to sink into the nearby water. Today this is a popular spot for boat trips that will take you around the island to see the sunken remains. Some buildings are completely submerged while others are partially under water. There is also a Lycian necropolis that spreads out along the coastline, revealing half-sunken tombs. 

Kayaking tours and glass-bottomed boats are a good way to explore the area and get an up-close look at the underwater ruins. The island is a specially protected area, so swimming is not allowed. However, most boat trips will stop a bit farther from the sunken ruins so you can swim or snorkel outside of the protected zone. 

Practical Info

Boat trips can be arranged from Demre or Üçağiz, as well as part of a longer tour from farther away. Demre is approximately 90 miles from both Antalya and Fethiye and can be reached by bus from either city. The closest airports are Antalya and Dalaman.

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St Nicholas Church in Demre and Cruise to Kekova Island from Antalya, Antalya, null
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St Nicholas Church in Demre and Cruise to Kekova Island from Antalya

Visit a places of ancient Myra and Demre where the real Saint Nicholas used to live and work. On this trip with lunch included in a price, you will bust all ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $86.34
Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya, Antalya, Day Cruises
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Sunken City Kekova, Demre, and Myra Day Tour from Antalya

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit some of the most popular attractions of Turkey on this full-day tour from Antalya. Discover the ruins of the sunken city of Kekova during a glass-bottom ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.72
Demre, Myra and Kekova, Antalya, Day Trips
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Demre, Myra and Kekova

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Depart Antalya and travel to Demre to visit the best examples of Lycian tombs at Myra and the Church of St. Nicholas the saint to whom is referred to as Santa ...  Read more

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Kemer, Kemer, Day Trips
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Sunken City Kekova Demre and Myra Day Tour from Kemer

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Begin this action-packed yet leisurely tour along Turkey's Turquoise Coast by taking a ride on a cool glass-bottomed boat where the underwater ruins of Kekova, ...  Read more

Location: Kemer, Turkey
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.59
Saint Nicholas Tour with Myra, Demre, Island of Kekova, Kemer, Day Trips
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Saint Nicholas Tour with Myra, Demre, Island of Kekova

Visit a places of ancient Myra and Demre where real Saint Nicholas used to live and work. On this trip with lunch included in a price, you will bust all the ...  Read more

Location: Kemer, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.81
Saint Nicholas Church and Cruise to Sunken Island of Kekova from Alanya, Alanya, Day Trips
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Saint Nicholas Church and Cruise to Sunken Island of Kekova from Alanya

Visit places of ancient Myra and Demre where real Saint Nicholas used to live and work. On this trip with lunch included, you will bust all the myths related ...  Read more

Location: Alanya, Turkey
Duration: 19 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.12
Saint Nicholas Tour with Island of Kekova Cruise from Belek, Belek, Day Cruises
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Saint Nicholas Tour with Island of Kekova Cruise from Belek

Visit a places of ancient Myra and Demre where real Saint Nicholas used to live and work. On this trip with lunch included in a price, you will bust all the ...  Read more

Location: Belek, Turkey
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.32
St Nicholas Treasures and Cruise to Sunken Kekova Island From Side, Side, Day Cruises
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St Nicholas Treasures and Cruise to Sunken Kekova Island From Side

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Visit a places of ancient Myra and Demre where real Saint Nicholas used to live and work. On this trip with lunch included in a price, you will bust all the ...  Read more

Location: Side, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $58.12
Private 4-Hour Boat Trip to Kekova, Antalya, Day Cruises
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Private 4-Hour Boat Trip to Kekova

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Depart daily from Demre Harbour, you can choose either morning or afternoon departure to suit your preference. Enjoy a day relaxing, sunbathing on the sunny ...  Read more

Location: Demre, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.87
Private Boat Tour to Kekova Including BBQ Lunch from Kas, Kas, Sailing Trips
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Private Boat Tour to Kekova Including BBQ Lunch from Kas

What would you say to a relaxing journey immersed in the depths of ancient history? Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine and Sunken city scenery on this private, ...  Read more

Location: Kaş, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $934.02

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