Enjoy the pleasure of navigating the most important points of the Lycian region such as Kekova, Simena and Sunken City, which are under environmental protection, by Sea Kayak.
The program can be formed every day for the participation of 6-8 people.
06:30 Meeting and departure at our Antalya Kaleiçi head office.
07:45 Departure in the direction of Beldibi, Goynuk, Kemer,
A need break is given at Şahin Hill in Olympos.
With the unique view of Beydaglari, Kumluca and
Finike plain. You will have the opportunity to have
09.45 (in front of Flower Market - Parking Lot)
15:30 departure for return to Antalya. If in terms
of time If time remains, within the boundaries of
Olympos National Park, take a short break in Ulupınar.
18:30 Arrival to Antalya.
First the group paddles about 3km southwards to Tersane Bay on the Kekova Island. This beautiful bay has very clear water that invites for a swim.
The the underwater and surrounding ruins of the ancient settlement of Xera offer opportunity to explore. Your guide will give information about history of the region.
The next part of our trip goes along the cost of the Kekova Island right above the ruins of the Sunken City of Dolikhiste. Once finished with sightseeing we paddle across to the mainland.
Simena Village is our midday break for lunch and exploration or a swim.
Lovely streets with flowers and great views invite you to take pictures and to relax.
In one of the cafes one can try the famous ice-cream served only in this village. These are homemade and with unique flavors like Cactus Fruit or Carob.
The village has a Crusader Castle with great views to discover (12 TL entrance fee).
It is also possible to spend the time here with a swim of the jetty or to take pictures of the Simena Sarcophagus.
After the lunch break we get back in our kayaks to paddle to our final swim-stop amongst ancient ruins. Here is also a nice spot for cliff diving.
From here the route takes us through the rock-labyrinth back to our base.
Total tour Sea Kayaking timing approx. 6-7 hrs
Length of Paddling: 3 x 45 minutes
Minimum 2 swimbreaks + lunch + free time in Simena + transfers from Antalya 3 h 30 minutes
Distance of Paddle: ca. 9 km
Difficulty: Paddling in a tandem kayak for 3 x 45 minutes in sheltered waters with little or no waves. Optional hike up to the Simena Castle (15 min)
3 x 3 km kayaking (45 minutes each)
Kekova Island (swim)
Sunken City (exploration)
Simena Village (lunch & free time)
Detailed information about Flora / Fauna & Geography
Full kayak intro by Instructor (BCU certified)
Tandem Kayaks and all safety equipment
Total 7 hours tour Lunch (vegetarian option)
Sea Kayaking in the calm waters of the Kekova Preservation Area is the best and ecologically right way, to visit the Sunken City and Simena Village.
The natural beauty and sheltered waters of the area guarantees that the complete beginner will love to paddle here as much as the experienced kayaker.
There is no previous kayaking experience needed, it just needs some spirit for adventure and reasonable fitness.
EQUIPMENT TO BE SUPPLIED
We recommend Swim, surf, water shoes and sandals over flip flops.
Sun hat, Sun glasses (with neck string), Sun cream
Emergency medication (e.g. asthma inhaler)
Change of clothes and shoes
Wind jacket, for spring and autumn
Small change for Extra Drinks and Souvenirs.
The hatches of our kayaks are small so please pack lightly
We provide a few dry-bags and containers to be shared for things you want to keep dry like camera and phones.
For sunlotion and towels a plastic bag is just fine..
Please leave your valuables in your hotel
Cameras and phone only if waterproof during paddling.
►Transfer service from the Hotel.
►Travel with comfortable air conditioned minibus and
the presenceof a professional guide.
►Travel insurance is included.
►Kekova Sea Kayaking tour is included and there is a
►Breakfast and Drinks are excluded.
►Lunch are inclusive.