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Finike
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Demre
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Kekova Island
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Simena, Kaleköy
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Sicak(Siçak) Bay
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Gokkaya Port
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Kas
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Finike

Beyond Blue Horizons: Discovering Kekova from Finike

Departing from Finike
Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 7-14 days

Dive into the thrill of the Turkish Riviera's hidden treasures from Finike to Kaş! 

Come, be part of an extraordinary adventure along the azure depths of the Mediterranean coast—a voyage that transcends time and captivates the soul!

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History
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Serenity
Antalya Airport
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Sail into Wonder!

Sail through the captivating wonders of the Turkish Riviera on a journey from Finike to Kaş. 

Immerse yourself in the mysteries of Kekova's underwater world, discover the historic charm of Kaleköy, and bask in the sun-soaked beauty of Kaş. From the ancient wonders of Demre to the pristine shores of Gökkaya, each stop is a celebration of joy and discovery. 

For a seamless start to your journey, it's worth noting that Antalya Airport is the closest to Finike. Join us for an unforgettable adventure along the azure depths of the Mediterranean coast!

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Finike

Finike, the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera, invites you to a sensory adventure on the Mediterranean coast. This charming town provides a tapestry of history, flavor, and underwater wonders, waiting to be explored.

Explore the Orange Paradise

Immerse yourself in the tantalizing aroma and taste of Finike's iconic oranges, the true heart and soul of the town. As you stroll through the vibrant streets, don't miss the opportunity to savor the succulent oranges offered by local vendors every few steps. Indulge in the Saturday agricultural market, where a treasure trove of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, olives, nuts, and other locally sourced delights await your discovery.

Dive into the Depths

Venture to the eastern shores, where Finike unfolds a sprawling sandy beach stretching over 20 kilometers. Delight in the rich underwater tapestry as rare loggerhead sea turtles and the protected Mediterranean monk seal call these pristine waters home. Keep an eye out for sea bass, sardines, sea bream, and swordfish gliding along the coastline. The Mystical Suluin Cave and the ancient Phoenician trade shipwreck near Gelidonya Cape, dating back to around 1200 BC, promise underwater adventures like no other.

Unearth History's Treasures

Finike's history comes alive at every turn, from the majestic ruins of Limyra, just three miles to the east, to the narrow valley cradling the ancient site of Arycanda. Each step unveils a captivating story, inviting you to be a part of Finike's vibrant past and present.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Setur Marina
4.9

Experience maritime bliss at Setur Finike Marina, a coastal haven where azure waters meet modern luxury. Nestled in Finike's embrace, this marina offers a sanctuary for sea lovers. Dock your vessel in style and explore the charming surroundings. With first-class amenities, waterfront dining, and a vibrant atmosphere, Setur Finike Marina is your gateway to a nautical adventure along the mesmerizing Turkish coast.

Phone  +90 242 855 50 30

Shopping
Marina
Suluin Cave
4.9

Discover the enigmatic Finike Suluin Mağarası, a vertical underwater cave of profound depths. While MTA suggests a depth of 128 meters, the exact measure remains elusive. Reserved exclusively for professionals, only skilled divers are permitted to explore its mysteries. 

Activity
Lmyra Antic Theatre
4.9

Transport yourself to the past at Lmyra Antic Theater in Finike, where ancient echoes come alive. This historical gem, nestled amidst the scenic beauty, unveils the grandeur of Roman architecture. Immerse in the tales of gladiators and thespians in the well-preserved amphitheater. A captivating journey through time, Lmyra Antic Theater stands as a testament to Finike's rich cultural heritage.

History
Nearby Restaurants
Neşeli Balık
4.9

Neşeli Balık Restaurant, serving in the center of Finike, is among the establishments offering the freshest seafood in the region. Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine dominates the establishment, which has a wide range of seafood. It welcomes its guests with its unique ambience and specific recipes. You can choose it for lunch and dinner.

Eski, 108. Sk., 07740 Finike/Antalya, Türkiye
Seafood
Mediterranean
Turkish
White Angel
4.9

White Angel, where freshness meets flavor! Dive into a culinary sanctuary with daily prepared pizza dough, ensuring each bite is a taste of perfection. Beyond the tempting pizza variety, savor the richness of main course menus crafted with the finest, freshest ingredients. Step into a warm, colorful atmosphere where every meal is an experience.

Yeni mahalle 506 Sok Üçgen Apt. No:14, Finike, 07740 Antalya, Türkiye
Mediterrenian
Turkish
Kasap Murat Et Restaurant Steak House
4.9

Kasap Murat Et Restaurant Steak House, where meat is an art! Indulge in the perfection of fresh, expertly cooked meats that promise a symphony of flavors with every bite. The menu not only features delectable steaks but also a medley of mouthwatering side dishes. Experience a warm welcome from the friendly staff, ensuring your dining journey is as delightful as our dishes.

Sahilkent, 07940 Finike/Antalya, Türkiye

Steak House
Mavi Yengeç Kaya Restaurant
4.9
Experience the allure of Mavi Yengeç Kaya Restaurant, where the menu is graced by the renowned blue crab, earning its namesake. Nestled by the seaside, indulge in the freshest seafood amidst the soothing melody of waves. As the day bids adieu, witness nature's masterpiece with magnificent sunsets. Mavi Yengeç Kaya beckons you to savor exquisite flavors and embrace the coastal magic that defines this culinary haven.

Beymelek, Likya Blv. no 605, 07570 Finike/Antalya, Türkiye


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Notes to sailors
  • Setur Finike Marina has a capacity of 320 yachts. The marina entrance is easy and poses no danger, although wind and waves may have an impact during entry. As you go beyond the marina entrance, the bay may become shallower, but within the entrance, you can find depths of 6-7 meters. The marina also features a yacht club.

  • Custom clearance  can be carried out.

  • The marina is 125 km away from Antalya International Airport and 225 km from Dalaman International Airport.

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Demre

Demre, nestled at the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, stands out with its rich history and natural beauty, emerging as a heavenly village on the Turkish Riviera. It's one of the prominent historical cities of Lycia.

Historical Allure

Üçağız, a charming fishing village entwined with history, serves as an excellent stop for those eager to explore Simena Castle and the sunken city of Kekova. Viewing the bay from the summit of Simena Castle at sea level offers another captivating perspective of the area's unique beauty.

Natural Life and Crystal Clear Waters

When it comes to natural beauty, the tranquil waters and pebble structure of Taşdibi Beach create a captivating atmosphere. Additionally, they serve as the nesting grounds for Caretta Caretta sea turtles. Demre Bird Sanctuary hosts 149 different bird species, capturing the interest of nature enthusiasts.

Demre's pristine waters and water sports promise a holiday filled with unique experiences. The crystal-clear blue waters provide visitors with opportunities to engage in water sports such as kayaking, creating unforgettable moments.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Myra Ancient City
4.9

Myra Ancient City, located in the heart of Lycia, Turkey, beckons you to step back in time and explore its captivating ruins. Renowned for its historical significance and architectural marvels, Myra offers glimpses of well-preserved amphitheaters, rock-cut tombs, and intricate structures. Wander through the remnants of this once-thriving city, where history and mythology intertwine seamlessly. Uncover the tales of Saint Nicholas, who served as the city's bishop, and marvel at the impressive theater that once echoed with the voices of ancient performances. Myra Ancient City invites you on a journey through the pages of history, where each stone tells a story of a rich and storied past.

History
Suluklu Beach
4.9

The gently sloping shoreline of this beach renders it perfect for families with young children, offering a secure and delightful setting for playful splashing and fun. Stretching along its extensive coastline, two cafes provide refreshments for beachgoers. With the convenience of tent pitching, camping facilities, and access to showers and sinks offered by local businesses, this beach is sure to make you want to linger.

On a fortunate day, you might stumble upon the nesting sites of Caretta Caretta turtles, protected during their egg-laying season from May to July every two to three years. For day-trippers, catching the sunset before departing is highly recommended. At the opposite end of the beach, a mesmerizing vista unfolds, revealing ancient ruins that echo tales of times long past.

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Cayagzi Beach
4.9

Cayagzi Beach, nestled just 2.6 km from the center of Demre settlement, is a hidden gem worth exploring. This urban beach, surrounded by picturesque mountains, offers a serene escape with its crystal-clear blue waters and light fine pebble shore. To fully enjoy your time, consider wearing special shoes as you navigate the pebbles. The gradual entry into the water is a normal characteristic of this beach.

Cayagzi Beach caters to various preferences, attracting solo travelers, those seeking a tranquil retreat, and more. Even during the peak season, it remains a peaceful haven away from the crowds.

Beach
Lycian Civilization Museum
4.9

Lycian Civilization Museum stands as a testament to the rich history of the Lycian region in Turkey. Located [provide the specific location], this museum showcases a diverse collection of artifacts, sculptures, and historical treasures, offering a fascinating journey into the past. From intricate artworks to archaeological finds, visitors can explore the unique culture and heritage of the Lycian civilization through carefully curated exhibits. A visit to the Lycian Civilization Museum promises an enlightening experience, providing insight into the art, traditions, and daily life of this ancient civilization.

History
Beymelek Beach
4.9

Beymelek Beach, situated right at the entrance of the district, beckons with its expansive 18 km stretch of sand and pebbles. At the eastern tip of Beymelek Beach, where the majestic Taurus Mountains meet the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, a sheltered lagoon emerges, boasting tranquil turquoise waters—a serene sanctuary for turtles and fish. Continuing westward along Beymelek Beach, the landscape transitions from rugged cliffs to verdant greenery, eventually blending seamlessly with the picturesque Tasdibi Beach.

While locals may avoid this beach due to its open-sea waves and distance from the town center, visitors are treated to a delightful experience with picnic areas, playgrounds, scenic walking trails, and restaurants serving the renowned Blue Crab delicacies of the region.

Activity
Nearby Restaurants
Greek House Cafe
4.9

Step into Greek House, a serene escape adorned in calming blue and white hues. Immerse yourself in the inviting aroma of scented coffees and indulge in delightful dessert options. Quench your thirst with refreshing fresh fruit juices, the perfect companions for a summer day. Beyond beverages, explore breakfast options that promise a flavorful start to your morning. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and a delightful array of treats at Greek House, where every visit feels like a soothing coastal retreat.

Gökyazı, Müze Caddesi No:41, 07570, 07570 Demre/Antalya, Türkiye

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Breakfast
Botanix Cafe & Bistro
4.9

Botanix Cafe & Bistro, nestled in a lush green garden, welcomes you to a haven of tranquility. Explore delightful breakfast options amidst the natural beauty. Sip on fresh, refreshing beverages from the diverse menu, all in the embrace of a warm and friendly atmosphere. You can visit for a culinary journey where nature meets comfort at Botanix.

Alakent, Karabucak Cd. 13/2, 07570 Demre/Antalya, Türkiye

Cafe
Breakfast
Mavi Yengeç Kaya Restaurant
4.9

Mavi Yengeç Kaya Restaurant is a seafood restaurant located in Demre, Turkey. It is situated on the waterfront, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and is a popular spot for both locals and tourists.

The menu at Mavi Yengeç Kaya Restaurant features a wide variety of seafood dishes, including grilled fish, shrimp, squid, and octopus. There are also a number of vegetarian options available. The food is fresh and well-prepared, and the service is friendly and attentive.

Mavi Yengeç Kaya Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal and take in the beautiful scenery of Demre. The prices are reasonable, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

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Kekova Island

Kekova Island, where time-honored history meets the allure of the Mediterranean's azure depths, invites you on an unparalleled subaquatic adventure. Delve into the mysteries of an ancient sunken city as you explore the enchanting world beneath the surface.

Discover the Submerged Marvels

Kekova, known in the ancient Likian language as "Dolichiste," is home to the remnants of a city lost to the depths in the 2nd century due to a seismic upheaval. Today, these submerged ruins offer a mesmerizing spectacle visible through the crystal-clear waters, beckoning the adventurous souls to witness the underwater history unfold.

Subaquatic Points of Interest

For enthusiasts of deep-sea exploration, Kekova presents a palette of mesmerizing dive spots. Divers, especially those diving to depths, prefer spots such as "Lighthouse," "Caves," "Antrum," "Sakar's Point," the "Iberian Cost" ship that sank in 2001, "Blue Cave" and "The End." It is worth noting that permits are required for these 32 diving spots.

An Adventure for the Bold

For those seeking the ultimate subaquatic experience, the "Antrum" diving spot is a must. With its rich marine life and ancient relics, it beckons daring adventurers to plunge into the depths and witness the hidden wonders of Kekova's underwater realm.

For those seeking tranquility, Kekova provides secluded beaches and quiet spots where one can bask in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. Seize the opportunity to explore, experience, and embrace the allure of Kekova's subaquatic wonders!

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Kekova Sunken City
4.9

Sunken City Kekova invites you to embark on an extraordinary underwater journey off the coast of Turkey. Located near the Kekova Island, this submerged ancient city offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the past. As you cruise along the crystal-clear waters, you'll witness the submerged ruins of buildings and staircases, submerged due to seismic activity centuries ago. There, you can marvel at the sunken remnants while soaking in the stunning coastal scenery. A visit to Sunken City Kekova promises a unique blend of history and natural beauty, making it a must-see destination for those seeking a captivating exploration beneath the waves.

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Snorkel
Sea Kayaking Tour
4.9

The tranquil waters of Kekova Island provide the perfect setting for sea kayaking. Relax your soul as you listen to the sounds of nature and breathe in the fresh sea air. While kayaking, you'll navigate through impressive landscapes. Witnessing the submerged ruins of ancient Lycian cities will transform your tour into a historical journey. Additionally, you can opt for 'Xanthos Travel' for your sea kayaking experience.

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Kayaking
Ucagiz Village
4.9

A charming coastal village and the starting point for many boat tours exploring Kekova. Üçağız has a picturesque harbor, narrow cobblestone streets, and an authentically relaxed Turkish atmosphere.

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Nearby Restaurants
Likya Pansiyon&Restaurant
4.9

Likya Pansiyon & Restaurant stands out with its seafood menu. It connects you directly to the cool waters of the Aegean with its pier. In addition to fresh fish, seafood and local delicacies, it also welcomes its guests with carefully prepared breakfast options.

Likya Pansiyon & Restaurant offers an atmosphere intertwined with nature. Surrounded by a magnificent view, the restaurant hosts a lush garden and the peaceful sounds of the sea. You can have an unforgettable experience watching the sun set or dining under the stars. It is waiting for you with its warm atmosphere and delicious food.

Seafood
Breakfast
Kekova Ankh Cafe Pansion
4.9

Situated right on the beach, Kekova Ankh Cafe Pansion offers a delightful fusion of traditional Turkish flavors and breathtaking views.

Start your day off right with a delightful breakfast featuring homemade recipes. From freshly baked bread to local cheeses and olives, our breakfast spread ensures a tasty beginning to your day.

The homemade ice creams are a definite crowd-pleaser. Treat yourself while soaking in the seaside atmosphere. Plus, with its panoramic vista, Kekova Ankh Cafe Pansion sets the perfect scene for a leisurely meal.

Turkish
Breakfast
Korsan Restaurant
4.9
  • Cuisine: Primarily focuses on fresh seafood and traditional Turkish dishes. You'll find fish prepared in various ways, along with classic Turkish mezes.
  • Atmosphere: Casual and laid-back, directly on the waterfront in Kaleköy. Ideal for a relaxed lunch or dinner while enjoying the sea views.
  • Specialties: Their location makes the fresh fish the star, so opt for grilled options or whatever the daily catch might be.
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Notes to sailors
  • A shallow patch extends out for about 200 meters to the north from the western point of Kekova Island. This patch is around 20 m in diameter.

  • The depth is 12-15 m and the ground structure is seaweed and mud.

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Simena, Kaleköy

Simena, where history whispers through ancient stones and turquoise waves, invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey. 

A Submerged Legacy of Ancient Lycia

Let the echoes of ancient Lycian whispers guide your journey as you explore the submerged wonders of Simena. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, where the remnants of a sunken city reveal tales of civilizations lost in time. Embark on a kayaking adventure amidst these ancient ruins, immersing yourself in a truly unparalleled experience. Climb to the Byzantine-era fortress, and feel the perfect harmony of nature and history unfold beneath your feet. Venture northeast to discover a vast necropolis area, adorned with Roman-era theaters and monumental tombs, overlooking the captivating Kekova Bay. Unearth the secrets of Kaleköy — where every step is a dance with history, and every moment is an embrace of the Mediterranean's timeless allure.

Breathtaking Views and Historical Marvels

Simena welcomes visitors with a breathtaking view of its surroundings—a sleepy village adorned with fruit trees, white stone houses, and cobblestone streets. The journey to the fortress unveils a perfect blend of nature and history. The extensive necropolis area, Roman-era theaters, and monumental tombs offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of ancient civilizations.

Underwater Delights and Rich Marine Life

In the crystal-clear waters surrounding Simena, embark on a snorkeling adventure to discover the richness of underwater life. The vibrant marine ecosystem provides a fascinating experience for those seeking an exploration beneath the surface.

Uncover the Secrets of an Ancient Village Waiting to Captivate Your Heart, and let the echoes of Simena guide you into a journey that transcends time.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Long Bazaar and King’s Tomb
4.9

Long Bazaar

The Long Bazaar is the vibrant heart of Kaş.  This charming, cobblestone street (also known as Uzun Çarşı) is a feast for the senses. Imagine shops overflowing with vibrant colors, stalls laden with unique souvenirs, and the enticing aromas of Turkish delicacies wafting through the air.  Browse for handcrafted jewelry, traditional Turkish textiles, aromatic herbs and spices, locally made clothing, and other treasures. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as locals and visitors alike bustle about.

King's Tomb

As you continue along the Long Bazaar, you'll encounter a striking piece of history – the King's Tomb. This magnificent Lycian sarcophagus dates back to the 4th century BC. Picture it standing tall on a pedestal, adorned with intricate detailing and a Lycian inscription.

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Market
Simena Castle
4.9

Simena Castle: A Turkish Coastal Gem

Nestled on Turkey's pristine Mediterranean coast, Simena Castle (also known as Kaleköy Castle) stands as a testament to the region's rich history. This captivating Byzantine fortress offers breathtaking coastal views and a glimpse into the past.

History & Structure

Built upon the foundations of an ancient Lycian city, Simena Castle dates back centuries. The Byzantines fortified the site, and later the Knights of Rhodes used it as a defense against pirates. Perched atop a hill overlooking the village of Kaleköy and the Sunken City of Kekova, the castle boasts a small but impressive theater carved into the hillside.

History
Nekropol Kalekoy
4.9

The Nekropol is a large necropolis, or cemetery, located in the city of Kaş, Turkey. It is one of the largest and best-preserved necropolises in the world, and it contains a wide variety of tombs and burial structures.

The Nekropol was built in the 4th century BC by the Lycians, an ancient people who lived in what is now Turkey. The Lycians were a seafaring people, and their tombs often reflect this, with many of them being decorated with images of ships and other nautical symbols.

The Nekropol is a popular tourist destination, and it offers visitors a unique opportunity to see and learn about Lycian burial customs. The tombs are all open to the public, and visitors can wander through the necropolis at their own pace.

Here are some of the most interesting features of the Nekropol:

  • The Tomb of the Nereids: This is the most famous tomb in the Nekropol, and it is thought to have been built for a wealthy Lycian family. The tomb is decorated with intricate carvings, including a frieze depicting the Nereids, or sea nymphs.
  • The Harpy Tomb: This tomb is named for the two harpies, or bird-like creatures, that are carved on its facade. The harpies are shown carrying off the souls of the deceased, and they are a reminder of the Lycians' belief in an afterlife.
  • The Lion Tomb: This tomb is guarded by two stone lions, and it is thought to have been built for a Lycian warrior. The tomb is decorated with reliefs depicting scenes from battle, and it is a testament to the Lycians' military prowess.

The Nekropol is a fascinating place to visit, and it offers a unique glimpse into Lycian culture and history. If you are ever in Kaş, be sure to add the Nekropol to your list of things to see.

Here are some additional tips for visiting the Nekropol:

  • The Nekropol is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week.
  • Admission is free.
  • The Nekropol is located on a hillside, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • There is no shade in the Nekropol, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • There are no water fountains in the Nekropol, so be sure to bring water with you.
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Nearby Restaurants
Zaika
4.9

Zaika Kaş: Where Tradition Meets Taste

Zaika Kaş offers a delightful journey through authentic Turkish flavors in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Located in the heart of beautiful Kaş, this restaurant celebrates the importance of fresh, local ingredients and time-honored cooking techniques.

A Menu Rooted in Simplicity

At Zaika, the emphasis lies on the purity of flavors. Their menu features a curated selection of grilled meats, or "ocakbaşı," alongside traditional mezes and other Turkish classics. You'll find perfectly seasoned kebabs, succulent lamb dishes, and vibrant salads – all prepared with care and a deep understanding of Turkish culinary heritage.

Warm Hospitality & a Casual Vibe

The ambiance at Zaika is inviting and unpretentious. Their focus remains on providing you with a delicious, satisfying, and genuine Turkish dining experience.  The relaxed atmosphere and friendly service add to the overall charm.

A Favorite Among Locals and Visitors

Zaika Kaş is a beloved spot for both locals and tourists in Kaş. Its reputation for quality food, unfussy atmosphere, and reasonable prices make it a consistently popular choice.

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Kebab
Simena Restaurant
4.9
Turkish
Seafood
Mezes
Korsan Restaurant
4.9
  • Cuisine: Primarily focuses on fresh seafood and traditional Turkish dishes. You'll find fish prepared in various ways, along with classic Turkish mezes.
  • Atmosphere: Casual and laid-back, directly on the waterfront in Kaleköy. Ideal for a relaxed lunch or dinner while enjoying the sea views.
  • Specialties: Their location makes the fresh fish the star, so opt for grilled options or whatever the daily catch might be.
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Notes to sailors
  • Exercise caution when approaching from the east due to shallows and sea-level rocks in the vicinity.

  • The anchorages near the village offer depths ranging from 10 to 15 meters.


  • The head of the piers at the restaurants provides depths of 3 to 4 meters.


  • The piers at the restaurants can accommodate up to 20 boats. Water and electricity services are available for boaters.


  • Strong westerlies may cause swell, and it's worth noting that the piers may not be robust enough to withstand these conditions.


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Sicak(Siçak) Bay

Sicak Bay is a destination that promises a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and discovery. 

Escape the Crowds, Embrace Nature

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicak Bay beckons those seeking a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle. With its serene atmosphere and verdant hills, Sicak Bay is the ideal haven for visitors yearning to connect with nature while avoiding the crowds near Kekova.

Journey into History

Just a brief 30-minute walk from the bay, Aperlai invites explorers to step into the past, where sunken ruins and remnants unveil tales of bygone eras. Whether anchoring your vessel to 

explore the bay's depths or trekking to Aperlai, Sicak Bay promises a holiday experience steeped in history and discovery.

A Peaceful Ambiance Amidst Nature

Surrounded by hills adorned with olive trees and local vegetation, Sicak Bay offers an unparalleled setting to witness breathtaking sunsets. The colors dancing over the water during twilight create unforgettable moments. With clear waters and pristine shores, the bay invites visitors to indulge in swimming and sunbathing.

Rich Biodiversity and Crystal-Clear Waters

Sicak Bay boasts rich biodiversity, making it an excellent spot for observing local plant and animal species. The crystal-clear quality of the bay's waters provides an ideal environment for swimming and snorkeling enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the underwater world, discovering the vibrant marine life beneath the surface.

Whether you're sailing into its calm waters or exploring the historical wonders nearby, Sicak Bay invites you to create memories that linger long after your visit.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Kocakari Cove
4.9

Kocakari Cove offers the perfect spot to take a break and enjoy activities like swimming and snorkeling. Nestled along the coastline, this cove provides a serene escape where you can immerse yourself in the crystal-clear, turquoise waters.

Renowned as a prime anchorage point for Blue Voyage boats, Kocakari Cove welcomes travelers seeking a tranquil overnight stay. Its clear and deep blue waters offer a delightful swimming experience, while snorkeling allows you to explore the rich underwater life.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, Kocakari Cove boasts breathtaking views and abundant marine life. It's an ideal spot to unwind and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Situated close to the ancient cities of Aperlai, Simena, and Theimiussa, Kocakari Cove offers a glimpse into the region's rich history while providing a picturesque backdrop against the scenic Kekova Island.

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Kozan Mountain / King Pool
4.9

Kozan Mountain-King Pool offers a delightful nature hike that is easy and enjoyable to navigate. Along the route, you'll find directional signs and Red-White markers, making it easy to explore without any difficulty. Additionally, this route features another gem known as King Pool. King Pool is a natural wonder, carved by the limestone rocks where small waterfall waters have formed a turquoise-colored pool. Its location, natural structure, and stunning scenery have made it a popular destination.

The hike to King Pool may take around 4-5 hours, allowing ample time to soak in the beauty of nature along the way. We invite anyone looking to spend a day immersed in nature to explore the Kozan Mountain-King Pool route.

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Ancient City of Patara
4.9

The Ancient City of Patara: Where History Unfolds

Step back in time and explore the remarkable ruins of Patara, a once-thriving port city of the Lycian League. Located on Turkey's stunning Mediterranean coast, Patara boasts an illustrious past, including its legendary role as the birthplace of Saint Nicholas.

A Journey Through the Ages

Wander through the timeworn remnants of Patara, witnessing its rich history. Discover the grand Roman theater, intricately carved triumphal arches, and weathered columns that hint at its former glory. Stroll along the restored main street, imagining the lively markets and bustling trade that once took place here.

Natural Beauty, Sacred Sites, and Proximity to Kaş

Patara's charm extends beyond its historical structures. It sits alongside one of Turkey's most beautiful beaches, offering a chance to soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip after exploring the ruins. The site also includes the ruins of a Byzantine basilica, dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Conveniently, Patara is located approximately 43 km (27 miles) from Kaş, making it easily accessible for a day trip.

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Nearby Restaurants
Zaika
4.9

Zaika Kaş: Where Tradition Meets Taste

Zaika Kaş offers a delightful journey through authentic Turkish flavors in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Located in the heart of beautiful Kaş, this restaurant celebrates the importance of fresh, local ingredients and time-honored cooking techniques.

A Menu Rooted in Simplicity

At Zaika, the emphasis lies on the purity of flavors. Their menu features a curated selection of grilled meats, or "ocakbaşı," alongside traditional mezes and other Turkish classics. You'll find perfectly seasoned kebabs, succulent lamb dishes, and vibrant salads – all prepared with care and a deep understanding of Turkish culinary heritage.

Warm Hospitality & a Casual Vibe

The ambiance at Zaika is inviting and unpretentious. Their focus remains on providing you with a delicious, satisfying, and genuine Turkish dining experience.  The relaxed atmosphere and friendly service add to the overall charm.

A Favorite Among Locals and Visitors

Zaika Kaş is a beloved spot for both locals and tourists in Kaş. Its reputation for quality food, unfussy atmosphere, and reasonable prices make it a consistently popular choice.

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Kebab
Dudu Mutfak
4.9

Dudu Mutfak is a restaurant located in Kaş, Antalya, Turkey. It is a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike, and offers a variety of Turkish dishes, as well as a selection of Turkish wines.

The restaurant is owned and operated by a Turkish couple, who have a passion for food and wine. They take pride in using fresh, local ingredients, and their menu changes seasonally to reflect the availability of produce.

The atmosphere at Dudu Mutfak is relaxed and inviting. The dining room is small and intimate, with just a few tables, and the walls are decorated with Turkish artwork. There is also a small outdoor terrace, which is perfect for dining al fresco on warm evenings.

The menu at Dudu Mutfak features a variety of Turkish dishes, including meze, kebabs, and stews. There is also a selection of vegetarian options available. The wine list features a variety of Turkish wines, as well as a few international wines.

The service at Dudu Mutfak is friendly and attentive. The staff are happy to help you choose the perfect dish and wine to pair with it.

Overall, Dudu Mutfak is a great place to enjoy a delicious Turkish meal in Kaş. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and the service is friendly and attentive.

Breakfast
Aperlai Restaurant
4.9

Aperlai Restaurant is a cozy eatery nestled by the seaside, overlooking the cool waters of the Aegean. It offers a rich menu featuring Turkish cuisine and fresh seafood delicacies. While enjoying your meal, you'll be captivated by its stunning views, which soothe the soul. Aperlai Restaurant awaits to provide you with a flavorful experience.

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Turkish
Yörük Ramazanın Yeri Aperlai
4.9

Yörük Ramazanın Yeri Aperlai, stands out as a shabby place offering a friendly and traditional atmosphere. Offering a menu with seafood and snacks, this small restaurant aims to please food lovers. Although the restaurant has its own pier, the fact that it also serves boats offers an excellent option for guests who want to enjoy the sea view.

Seafood
Turkish
Notes to sailors
  • The seabed of the bay provides excellent holding. It has a sandy and muddy bottom.

  • Boats can drop anchor at depths ranging from 4-8 meters.


  • The bay is protected from all winds except those from the east.


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Gokkaya Port

Gokkaya stands as a coastal gem nestled near Simena Castle on the southern shores of Turkey, boasting its allure amidst numerous stunning bays in the vicinity.

Refreshing Waters

In Gokkaya, the presence of cold water springs beneath the surface distinguishes it from other bays in the region, offering a cooler respite compared to the scorching Mediterranean temperatures. The refreshing waters of Gokkaya become a haven, providing visitors with a unique and delightful swimming experience. 

Enchanting Cave Exploration

Towards the southeast of Aşırlı Ada, a sizable cave captures attention, often explored by daily tour boats. Inside the cave, encounters with schools of fish are not uncommon. The contrast between the vibrant entrance and the deep hues within makes this spot a fascinating location for swimming.

Historical Remnants and Scenic Trails

On the western side of Kişneli Ada, the remains of a Byzantine church unfold, adding a touch of history to Gokkaya's landscape. Additionally, the western part of Gokkaya hosts a section of the Lycian Way, providing a fantastic exploration area for those who enjoy hiking.

Turquoise Bliss

The crystal-clear and turquoise waters of Gokkaya create an ideal setting to savor marine life, indulge in swimming, and partake in snorkeling adventures. The vibrant underwater world becomes a playground for aquatic enthusiasts, enhancing the overall allure of Gokkaya.

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Gokkaya, where nature's wonders and historical echoes harmonize to offer a truly immersive coastal experience.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Danamusa Cove
4.9

Danamusa Cove is a wonderful spot for swimming and relaxation. This peaceful cove stands out with its clear and pristine waters, offering visitors an excellent swimming experience. It's the perfect place for sunbathing and enjoying the sea.

You can invite anyone looking to spend time in the embrace of lush greenery and a tranquil atmosphere to visit Danamusa Cove. It offers visitors a serene and peaceful escape.

Activity
Smugglers Water Sports
4.9

Smugglers Water Sports is located in a secluded cove near Demre. It offers various water sports options such as sea parasailing and jet skiing.

If you're seeking adrenaline-filled experiences, "Smugglers Water Sports" could be the perfect choice for you. Whether soaring freely in the sky with sea parasailing or racing against the waves with jet skiing, you can enjoy the thrill to the fullest.

Smugglers Water Sports invite anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of nature and engage in exciting water sports. It awaits you for an unforgettable experience.

Activity
Notes to sailors
  • Gokkaya Port is the largest bay in Kekova, offering comprehensive shelter.

  • There are three entrances to the bay:

    1st: When approaching from Oludeniz, the narrow passage between Kisneli Ada and the mainland, which has considerable depths.

    2nd: The passage between Kisneli Ada and Asırlı Ada.

    3rd: The channel on the northern part of Asırlı Ada.

  • Be aware of several islets and rocks in the vicinity. The bay's depth ranges from 7 to 8 meters, and the bottom is mud, providing good holding.


  • Gokkaya Port offers good shelter in prevailing winds. You can find suitable spots to anchor wherever.

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Kas

Kas, with its captivating charm and diverse offerings, invites you to embark on a journey where history, nature, and relaxation seamlessly come together.

Historical Marvels

Kas boasts a rich tapestry of history, evident in its well-preserved Lycian tombs, ancient amphitheaters, and remnants of past civilizations. Wander through the charming streets, where every corner whispers tales of the ancient Lycian League and the captivating mysteries of the past.

Enchanting Beaches and Crystal-Clear Waters

The coastline of Kas is adorned with a collection of stunning beaches, each offering a unique atmosphere. From the lively Big Pebble Beach to the tranquil Cınar Beach, visitors can indulge in sunbathing, swimming, and water activities against the backdrop of crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. The most famous beach along this entire turquoise coast is Kaputas Beach, one that has soared in popularity thanks to the stunning view over the beach from a perfectly placed rock above.

Diving Paradise

Kas is a diver's paradise, renowned for its vibrant underwater world. The region's clear waters host a myriad of marine life, underwater caves, and captivating coral reefs. Dive enthusiasts can explore the depths of the Mediterranean, discovering the hidden treasures that lie beneath the surface.

Charming Old Town

The heart of Kas is its charming Old Town, a labyrinth of narrow streets adorned with bougainvillea-draped buildings, boutique shops, and inviting cafes. Stroll through the vibrant bazaar, where local artisans showcase their crafts, creating a lively and authentic atmosphere.

Delightful Culinary Experiences

Indulge your taste buds in Kas's diverse culinary scene, offering a delectable fusion of Mediterranean and Turkish flavors. From seaside fish restaurants to cozy cafes in the Old Town, Kas invites you to savor fresh, locally sourced ingredients in an unforgettable setting.

Adventure Awaits

For those seeking adventure, Kas offers a plethora of activities, including hiking the Lycian Way, paragliding with panoramic views, and boat excursions to nearby islands. The town's natural wonders, such as Saklıkent Gorge and the ancient city of Patara, provide endless opportunities for exploration.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Antiphellos Ancient Theater
4.9

Antiphellos Ancient Theater: A Journey Through Time

Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Kaş in Turkey lies the Antiphellos Ancient Theater, a testament to the rich history of  Lycia. This well-preserved theater offers a breathtaking glimpse into the past and a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea.

History & Architecture

Constructed in the 1st century BC, the Antiphellos Ancient Theater was initially built to accommodate approximately 4000 spectators. It boasts a unique design feature: the lack of a permanent stone stage. This was done intentionally to preserve the breathtaking sea view. The theater experienced renovations in the 2nd century AD after a devastating earthquake.

A Scenic Experience

Visiting the Antiphellos Ancient Theater isn't just about observing the ruins. Imagine yourself as a spectator centuries ago, taking in a performance under the clear Mediterranean sky. Close your eyes and feel the warm breeze carrying the scent of the sea. The theater's setting on a hillside provides an unforgettable panoramic view of Kaş and the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo).

History
Long Bazaar and King’s Tomb
4.9

Long Bazaar

The Long Bazaar is the vibrant heart of Kaş.  This charming, cobblestone street (also known as Uzun Çarşı) is a feast for the senses. Imagine shops overflowing with vibrant colors, stalls laden with unique souvenirs, and the enticing aromas of Turkish delicacies wafting through the air.  Browse for handcrafted jewelry, traditional Turkish textiles, aromatic herbs and spices, locally made clothing, and other treasures. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as locals and visitors alike bustle about.

King's Tomb

As you continue along the Long Bazaar, you'll encounter a striking piece of history – the King's Tomb. This magnificent Lycian sarcophagus dates back to the 4th century BC. Picture it standing tall on a pedestal, adorned with intricate detailing and a Lycian inscription.

History
Market
Ancient City of Patara
4.9

The Ancient City of Patara: Where History Unfolds

Step back in time and explore the remarkable ruins of Patara, a once-thriving port city of the Lycian League. Located on Turkey's stunning Mediterranean coast, Patara boasts an illustrious past, including its legendary role as the birthplace of Saint Nicholas.

A Journey Through the Ages

Wander through the timeworn remnants of Patara, witnessing its rich history. Discover the grand Roman theater, intricately carved triumphal arches, and weathered columns that hint at its former glory. Stroll along the restored main street, imagining the lively markets and bustling trade that once took place here.

Natural Beauty, Sacred Sites, and Proximity to Kaş

Patara's charm extends beyond its historical structures. It sits alongside one of Turkey's most beautiful beaches, offering a chance to soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip after exploring the ruins. The site also includes the ruins of a Byzantine basilica, dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Conveniently, Patara is located approximately 43 km (27 miles) from Kaş, making it easily accessible for a day trip.

History
Nearby Restaurants
L’Apero
4.9

L'Apéro Kaş: A Taste of France in Kaş

Experience a slice of French culinary charm in the heart of Kaş. L'Apéro Kaş delivers a delightful blend of French flavors and warm, Mediterranean hospitality. This restaurant, owned and operated by a French couple, radiates passion for authentic cuisine.

Seasonal Flavors and Local Ingredients

The menu at L'Apéro Kaş celebrates freshness, with dishes changing seasonally to showcase the finest produce. Expect classic delicacies like escargot, foie gras, coq au vin, and perfectly prepared steak frites. A selection of carefully curated wines, both French and Turkish, complement your culinary journey.

Relaxed and Inviting Ambiance

Imagine a cozy dining room, adorned with French artwork, where intimate tables invite lingering conversations. On warm nights, dine al fresco on the quaint outdoor terrace, soaking up the gentle evening breeze.

Exceptional Service

The welcoming staff at L'Apéro Kaş are eager to guide you through the menu and suggest ideal wine pairings for your meal. Their attentive service enhances the overall dining experience.

A Culinary Gem

L'Apéro Kaş is a true gem for those seeking exquisite French cuisine in Kaş.  Indulge in vibrant flavors, a relaxed atmosphere, and friendly service at this delightful restaurant.

French
Wine
Cocktails
Chayote
4.9

Locally-Inspired Cuisine with a Unique Twist

Founder and Chef Tuncay Güçlü brings a wealth of culinary experience and a deep connection to the region, evident in his thoughtfully crafted menu. Expect traditional dishes infused with local ingredients and creative touches, promising an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.  The name "Chayote" itself is a nod to the prickly squash (or Rodos gourd) native to the Mediterranean region.

Atmosphere of Tranquility

Beyond the exceptional food, Chayote Kaş exudes an ambiance of pure relaxation. Lush greenery, open spaces, and the gentle sea breeze create a welcoming and restorative environment. To ensure a peaceful atmosphere, the restaurant welcomes guests aged 16 and above.

A Commitment to Excellence

From the warm hospitality of Chef Tuncay, sommelier Can, and their dedicated team, to the exquisite food and serene surroundings, Chayote Kaş embodies a dedication to a truly exceptional dining experience.

Mediterranean
Zaika
4.9

Zaika Kaş: Where Tradition Meets Taste

Zaika Kaş offers a delightful journey through authentic Turkish flavors in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Located in the heart of beautiful Kaş, this restaurant celebrates the importance of fresh, local ingredients and time-honored cooking techniques.

A Menu Rooted in Simplicity

At Zaika, the emphasis lies on the purity of flavors. Their menu features a curated selection of grilled meats, or "ocakbaşı," alongside traditional mezes and other Turkish classics. You'll find perfectly seasoned kebabs, succulent lamb dishes, and vibrant salads – all prepared with care and a deep understanding of Turkish culinary heritage.

Warm Hospitality & a Casual Vibe

The ambiance at Zaika is inviting and unpretentious. Their focus remains on providing you with a delicious, satisfying, and genuine Turkish dining experience.  The relaxed atmosphere and friendly service add to the overall charm.

A Favorite Among Locals and Visitors

Zaika Kaş is a beloved spot for both locals and tourists in Kaş. Its reputation for quality food, unfussy atmosphere, and reasonable prices make it a consistently popular choice.

Meze
Kebab
Dudu Mutfak
4.9

Dudu Mutfak is a restaurant located in Kaş, Antalya, Turkey. It is a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike, and offers a variety of Turkish dishes, as well as a selection of Turkish wines.

The restaurant is owned and operated by a Turkish couple, who have a passion for food and wine. They take pride in using fresh, local ingredients, and their menu changes seasonally to reflect the availability of produce.

The atmosphere at Dudu Mutfak is relaxed and inviting. The dining room is small and intimate, with just a few tables, and the walls are decorated with Turkish artwork. There is also a small outdoor terrace, which is perfect for dining al fresco on warm evenings.

The menu at Dudu Mutfak features a variety of Turkish dishes, including meze, kebabs, and stews. There is also a selection of vegetarian options available. The wine list features a variety of Turkish wines, as well as a few international wines.

The service at Dudu Mutfak is friendly and attentive. The staff are happy to help you choose the perfect dish and wine to pair with it.

Overall, Dudu Mutfak is a great place to enjoy a delicious Turkish meal in Kaş. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and the service is friendly and attentive.

Breakfast
Notes to sailors
  • Kaş Marina offers comprehensive shelter, ensuring all-around protection for vessels. With a berthing capacity of 472 and a dry-berthing capacity for 160 yachts, it caters to various sizes of boats.

  • The marina features 7 floating pontoons and a breakwater designed with convenient water depths, providing mooring facilities for boats of all types, including mega yachts.


  • Laid moorings are attached to the pontoons, and the marina is equipped with bilge water discharge facilities.


  • Mechanical, carpentry, electrical, and winterizing work services are available within the marina. On-site amenities include restaurants, bars, laundry services, and a market. Additionally, there is a fuel station within the marina zone.


  • Entry and exit formalities can be seamlessly conducted within the marina premises.


  • Transportation options are readily accessible, with distances to Kalkan at 29 km, Dalaman International Airport at 150 km, and Antalya at 185 km.


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Finike

Finike will mark the finale of our tour. Following a splendid blue voyage, you'll feel as if you've had an unforgettable holiday filled with thrilling discoveries, pristine beaches, and sun-kissed conversations. This experience is bound to immerse you in enchanting memories.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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