Kekova is known for its underwater ruins, remains of Lycian, Persian, Roman and Greek culture. But did you know that besides the places which are situated under water, there are more ruins to see, only reachable by foot?
The scenery is varied along each route. The mostly rocky landscape is interrupted by woods and agriculture areas. The walks are average in difficulty including uphill and downhill sections. While descending the mountains you have a breathtaking view of the unforgettable bay and it many small islands.
|Especially in spring, the area is full of flowers. In may and June you can enjoy the wild broom. During your walk you can meet tortoises, porcupines, wild pigs, wild horses and dromedaries alongside the more usual cows and goats. With a bit of luck you will see dolphins, fogs and turtles during a boattrip.|
The walks have a height difference of maximum 400 meters, and you can choose to amble for 3 km or take a longer hike of up to 20 km plus.
Four different walks are possible. You can divide them into four long walks or make several shorter walks and come backor go by boat or car.
The ‘Lycian Way’, a long distance track from Fethiye to Antalya, passes our village. From the Onur Pension you can walk this track two ways. Besides the routes of the ‘Lycian Way’ we created two unique tracks to ruins that were not previously accesible by foot.
On the way you can visit several archeological sites and you can take refreshing dives in clear blue water at various bays.
You can choose yourself to walk back or travel by boat, that way you can decide the lenght of your walk yourself.
It is also possible to visit the underwater ruins on Kekova island and then be dropped of on the mainland to return to the Onur Pension on foot.