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Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

1. Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

Start your boat trip at 9:00 AM in the morning from Kas Harbour where you will board your boat. From here you will set-off on your adventure, first stop, Inonu Bay. After a scenic 1-hour trip, you'll arrive at your destination just in time for a dip in crystal clear waters. Your swimming break at Inonu Bay will last 45-minutes, with the option to lay on the sand and soak up some rays.  Next, sail to Akvaryum Bay at the opening of Kekova, a place resembling an aquarium due to its depth and clarity. Whilst here, explore the water, teeming with life before enjoying an all-organic lunch of tasty olive-oil based dishes and a grill. Follow up your delicious lunch with a stop at Simena Village for 1-hour. Here you will have free time to explore the historical castle and taste some delicious ice cream. Cruise around the Sunken City and learn of its fascinating history.  Continue on your tour by heading to Yaglica Bay. Whilst at Yaglica Bay, stop for a refreshing swim in the stunning Mediterranean before travelling to your last stop, Kas Harbour. End your day of fun in the stun back at the marina.

From Kas: Kekova Sea Kayaking Guided Tour With Lunch

2. From Kas: Kekova Sea Kayaking Guided Tour With Lunch

If you are a complete beginner or novice don't worry, this is a physical activity similar to going for a long brisk walk. The tour starts around 8:30 am when everyone gets on the bus in Kaş for the drive to Uçağiz village, which takes about 45 minutes. Kekova Kayak tour begin with a safety briefing and paddle instruction and then the fun begins! You will then enter the water and start your first paddling session from Üçağiz to get accustomed to the kayak and practice proper navigation. We depart Ucagiz at 09:30 am with motorized support vessel to escort us, and paddle southwest down the coast towards the Kekova Island and arrive Tersane bay at 10:15 am and followed by a swimming break. From there the group will slowly paddle over the ancient Lycian Sunken City of Kekova. Since this is a protected area, swimming is not permitted here. So what better way to explore the Sunken City than by Kayaking alongside the ruins; giving you the chance to capture unforgettable photos. After an exciting of adventure, we’ll head to Simena and arrive at 11:30 am, park in Kaleköy (ancient Simena Castle) for 45 mins, giving you time to visit this small authentic village that’s home to castle ruins and a necropolis. A hike up the hillside will give you magnificent views of the Kekova region. If you’d prefer to admire Simena Castle from down below, you can use your remaining time to take another dip in the gorgeous blue waters. In the afternoon we head back towards Theimussa for an up close view of more impressive Lycian sarcophagi and then return to our Kayak base. Following this you will move on to Üçağiz to enjoy lunch at 13:15 pm

Kalkan: Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

3. Kalkan: Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

After being collected from your Kalkan or Kaş accommodation, you will be ready for your full-day boat trip through the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Beginning from Ucagız village, you will sail for 1 hour to arrive at the heart of Kekova. Here you will be able to take your first swim break at Tersane Bay, viewing the sunken city ruins through the glass-bottomed boat. You will then have the opportunity to dine on a delicious open buffet lunch at Gokkaya Bay, where guests will have a second chance to swim through the clear water. From there, you will visit the pirate cave and Burc Bay, before eventually stopping at Simena. Once at Simena, you will have the choice to walk up to the castle that boasts magnificent views over the bay. Alternatively, you can explore the village and settle into one of the cafes well known and admired for their home-made ice-cream. You will then have the opportunity to enjoy a final swim near Ucagız Village, before the drive back to Kalkan.

From Kas: Round-trip Ferry Transfer to Kastellorizo

4. From Kas: Round-trip Ferry Transfer to Kastellorizo

Visit the Greek island of Kastellorizo, barely 20 minutes and 6 kilometers (about 3 miles) from Kas, by boat. Kastellorizo has many attractions, including the Red Castle, which overlooks the harbor, and a few churches and shopping possibilities. There’s also the Blue Cave, one of the largest in Europe, which is said to boast a population of extremely rare Mediterranean monk seals, of which there are said to be less than a thousand remaining. Depart at 10:00, after passport procedures, for this island that is the closest to Turkey of all the many Greek Isles, and return to Kas around 16:00.

Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Boat Trip with Lunch

5. Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Boat Trip with Lunch

Your boat trips begins at 9:30AM or 10:00AM as you sail from Kas Harbour to your first stop of Yarilgan Bay for a swimming break. In this marvelous bay you can enjoy the sea by using goggles and flippers available on deck. If you wish, you can also be taken to the Bat’s Cave just beside the bay via speedboat. Observe the fish in the waters of this serene island, or enjoy taking part in activities such as underwater photography, riding a sea scooter, paddle boarding, or kayaking. After an hour-long break in Yarilgan Bay, head to your next stop of Twelve Isles. The highlight of your Kas boat trip, you can view a shipwreck, the fascinating underwater canyon, colorful fish, and countless underwater beauties at this site. As you enjoy the sea and explore the secret underwater life, your all-organic lunch composed of delicious olive oil dishes and grilled goods is being prepared. To enjoy lunch, sail to Guvercin Island which is home to a serene and calm bay. Outside of being a fantastic lunch stop, the area's underwater shark statue provides a spectacular and unexpected point of interest. Following lunch, head to Harbour Mouth Bay to spend 2 hours sailing around Big Pebble Beach, famous for its chilly fresh waters. Throughout your final stop fresh fruit will be served to you, and your boat trip will later conclude with your arrival back at the Kas Marina by 6:00PM.

From Kas: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

6. From Kas: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

Depart from Kas Harbor in the morning and head to Inonu Bay. Here you'll have the chance to enjoy a swim and snorkel in shimmering blue waters and maybe make some underwater discoveries.  After some fun in the water, relax on the sun deck as you head towards Kalekoy Port where the boat will drop anchor for one hour. During this time, you can opt to visit the authentic village of around 30 households or cool off in the blue waters with some more swimming. Be sure to check out the impressive Simena Castle. Lunch will be served at a local fisherman’s restaurant. From Kalekoy Port the boat will set off to Kekova Island for you to see its sunken city. Discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure. View the enchanting ruins of the sunken city as you cruise alongside and witness the beauty of the underwater ruins through the glass bottom of the boat. While exploring Kekova Island, this boat trip will stop in Tersane Bay where you can see the old church apse and its remains.  Enjoy your time here while observing even more ruins under the sea. This trip features lots of opportunities to take a dip in the sea. Cool off during a one hour swimming break in the picturesque Aquarium Bay at the entrance to Kekova and be dazzled by its beauty. While in Yaglica Bay witness the magnificent harmony of the sea’s blue and green tones on a swimming break and soak up the tranquility of nature. After fascinating cultural encounters and natural beauty of the area, this trip will end back at Kas Harbor.

Antalya-Kas Private Airport Transfer

7. Antalya-Kas Private Airport Transfer

We believe that the journey at the start and end your vacation is just as important as the rest of your visit, as during your transfer you will experience your first and last impressions of a country that is, of historical sites, beautiful scenery and countryside. We have a wide range of vehicles to cater to the size of your party, your personal requirements and budget. All the vehicles are less than 1 year old and our drivers are experienced professionals, so from start to finish of your vacation you can relax and enjoy your first and last taste of Turkey knowing you are in capable hands. When people says words Private Transfer and always people think “expensive”! Please  think again as it's usualy you can getter better service which is good value for money you've paid

Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach

8. Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach

Discover the ancient land of Lycia on this stunning day trip of the key sights. You will be picked up from your hotel in either Kalkan or Patara at at 9:00 AM. The bus will take you to the stunning city of Xanthos where your professional guide will tell the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Xanthos has many well-preserved ruins and tombs, set in a scenic location. Stop at a local workshop to learn about the history and craftsmanship of the famous Turkish carpets. Continue to see the magnificent Saklikent, the second longest gorge in Europe. Then enjoy an al-fresco lunch served next to the river. There is also the option to take a short trek through the cool water between the walls of the gorge, or to have a fun session of rafting. This can be organized at the site. The last stop will be at Patara Beach, the longest sandy beach in Europe. There you can swim in the crystal clear waters, relax on the sand, or explore the ancient ruins. The tour finishes at approximately 5:30 PM, with drop-off back at your hotel. 

From Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Sailing Trip

9. From Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Sailing Trip

Depart at 10:00 as coffee and a cookie plate will be prepared for you as you get under way, delivered to you as you sit on comfortable cushions at the front of the boat (or wherever else you'd like to sit), taking in the morning air as you depart Kas marina. After your first round of snorkeling, swimming, or sightseeing, the Captain will navigate to a calm and secluded place to anchor for lunch. You will also be taken to an amazing set of underwater caves and guided to a shipwreck for a snorkeling adventure. For lunch, the chef prepares a multi-course meal on the ship from fresh ingredients, served at perfect temperatures. Fish, steak, meatballs or chicken will be main dish options with rice, salad and 5-6 different kinds of Turkish mezes. All are prepared daily and freshly on board and accompanied with a wine selection, leaving you to eat on the deck's dining table in beautiful surroundings. Then, off to more snorkeling, swimming and sightseeing spots, letting you help pilot this beautiful 45' Bavaria sailing yacht which is a thrill that can't be matched – sailing the Mediterranean with family or friends with not a care in the world. Just when you think it can not get better, the chef shows up at your resting spot near the front of the boat with a self-prepared fruit plate of fresh watermelon, grapes, bananas, nectarines and other tasty treats in an amazing presentation. As the sun starts to set, there will be another tea and coffee service with cookies.You will return back to Kas Marina around 18:00. 

Kaş: Private Kekova Boat Tour with Lunch

10. Kaş: Private Kekova Boat Tour with Lunch

Your Kekova boat trip begins with your traveling from Kas at 9:30AM. From there, drive for 30 minutes to Kekova where you meet with your boat. Sip your tea or coffee on deck as you travel to Akvaryum Bay, the opening of Kekova which resembles an aquarium due to its clarity. It's then time for swimming in the charming Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by refreshments. Your second stop is to Shipyard Bay, a popular bay and a great destination for boat trips. Navigate towards the depths of history as you get a glimpse of the city ruins submerged 2,000 years ago due to earthquakes. Cruising by the closest point of the sunken city, you can take photos as you view the ruins. Leaving the unmatched beauties of the sunken city behind, head to Gokkaya Bay for lunch. As you enjoy the sea and explore the secret underwater life, an all-organic lunch composed of tasty olive-oil dishes is prepared. Following your pleasant lunch, head to your next stop of Simena Castle to discover the grandeur of the Crusader Fortress and the Lycian Royal Tombs. Following Kalekoy, sail to another bay for an hour of swimming, before traveling to your final stop of the Ucağız Harbour.

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4.8 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Great tour! They picked us up at our hotel in Kas around 9:45 (Kalkan is earlier). Lots of swimming stops in beautiful coves- so make sure to bring your towel. Lunch was excellent and cooked on the grill at the back of the boat. I do wish there was a little more time in Simena as it was only enough time to hike to the top of the castle and get an ice cream. The guides English was good and even came around and asked if we had any questions. Keep in mind this is more of a swimming tour than a historic site seeing tour. Would recommend!

We had a great time. There are 4 swim stops and one stop at Kekove. The stop at kekove harbor is one hour. I hope they can make it 90 minutes. Climbing to the castle is not an easy task. We don’t have any time left to do shopping. But anything, we had a great time swimming in crystal clear water. Relaxing on boat. Food is not that great which is not surprising

Had an unique and luxurious experience with captain Hassan. Enjoyed the whole boat by myself. The view of castle and sunken city is absolutely breathtaking. Worth it!

Good trip, enough stops. I had a good time. Lunch was OK, not too special, but certainly not bad at all. Visiting very nice locations.

Such a fun and relaxing time with plenty of opportunity to swim in clear blue water!! A must when in Kas