Written by Missy Johnston

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Yacht Charter in Kekova to explore Kekova Island and the Bay area is a fabulous way to see centuries of old ancient ruins of various civilizations on the southern coast of Turkey. Several days can be spent in this area, hiking over land through hundreds of ruins, Lycian style sarcophagi, and Byzantine church remains. As an earthquake sent dropped much of Kekova just under the surface of the water centuries ago, today, snorkel over the ancient ruins of building foundations, harbor fronts, and mooring areas, littered with tile and other shard remains laying on the sandy bottom, left from life in that area so long ago.

Only on a private yacht charter can the little islet on which Kalekoy village can be found topped with a medieval castle encompassing several lycian tombs and an ancient amphiteatre be explored, with the harbor marked by one lone freestanding lycian tomb. Nearby is what is left still standing above the waterline of ruins of a Roman mill. And in the little bay of Tersane is the apse of a Byzantine church that once stood with the arch intact until just recently, when the arch collapsed in rubble on the beach. This pictorial review is a taste of the ancient ruins that can be seen and explored on a crewed yacht charter in this fascinating area along the coastline of Turkey.