Photographer's Note

On the first british sea charts of this region, the passage between the mainland and the island of Kekova (background) was called 'Roads of Kekova' and in nautical pilots of our days you still find this expression.

After an international research study of the university of Tübingen, Lycia, as this area was called in ancient times, had a considerably higher population at that times than today. If interested in locations of the old lycian towns, have a look at the map

All around the island and on the opposite mainland, you will find the ruins, mainly of the old settlements of Simena and Teimiussa, still populated, old structures integrated in present houses...

The view goes here down from Simena castle to the east, in the foreground (left) you can dicover sarcophagi of the old necropolis.

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Additional Photos by Knut Thieme (HOBO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
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