Kekova Island (Turkey)

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Mediterranean - Black Sea


36.17950 N, 29.87024 E

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Kekova Island (aka Caravola) is located close to Demre (Lycian town of Myra) district, in the Antalya province. It faces the villages of Ucagız (ancient Teimioussa) and Kalekoy (ancient Simena) on mainland Turkey.

  • The island is uninhabited, with a total area of 4,5 km2 (2 ml2).
  • Following the Italian occupation of Kastelorizo, Kekova (at that time temporarily inhabited in summer due to wood harvest) was disputed between Turkey and Italy. The 1932 Convention between the two countries assigned it to Turkey.
  • On the island's northern side there are partly sunken ruins of Dolikisthe (Dolchiste) - an ancient town that was destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century AD. Rebuilt and flourishing during the Byzantine Empire (330-1453, the town was finally abandoned due to Arab incursions. Tersane ("dockyard") as its bay was the spot of ancient city Xera and dockyard, featuring the ruins of a Byzantine church (northwest).
  • In January 1990, Kekova was declared a specially protected area.

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