Where are the underwater ruins in Turkey?
Off the coast of the Turkish city of Antalya lies the small uninhabited island of Kekova. It’s a beautiful and tranquil place, with water a jewelled shade of blue. It’s also fragrant, as “Kekova” derives from the Turkish word for thyme.
Where is Kekova?
Kekova, also named Caravola (Greek: Dolichiste), is a small Turkish island near Demre (Demre is the Lycian town of Myra) district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy (ancient Simena) and Üçağız (ancient Teimioussa). Kekova has an area of 4.5 km2 (2 sq mi) and is uninhabited.
Where is the sunken city of Kekova?
Another name of Kekova is Kekova Sunken City that is located near Kas Turkey on the way to Antalya by coastal road D400. Kekova is the island in the sea right in front of the Simena island. It is one of the most visited Turkish islands.
What is sunken city San Pedro?
The Sunken City is the name given to the site of a natural landslide which occurred in the Point Fermin area of the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, starting in 1929. A slump caused several beachside homes to slide into the ocean.
How do you get to Kekova?
You can get to Kekova by renting a boat or going on a boat trip from Demre, Kaş, or Üçağız village. There are many places of interest worth a visit in Kekova such as Pirate Cave, the Sunken City, Simena Castle, and Gökkaya Bay.
Is there a real underwater city?
Pavlopetri, Greece In 2009, a team of archaeologists dated a pottery shard from the site to about 3000 BCE, making Pavlopetri the world’s oldest-known underwater city.
Why was the Sunken City abandoned?
The main reason Sunken City has not been opened to public access is the continued history of deaths and injuries at Sunken City and areas near it (see § Incidents) resulting from trespassing past the gate and hiking the area.
How do I enter sunken city?
To enter, head to Point Fermin Park and go towards Walker’s Cafe. Go to the fence, that blocks off the Sunken City, and look to your right. There will be a huge hole that somebody dug allowing access into the area. Worry not, there are people that enter the supposed-forbidden area all the time.