Castle of Simena, Demre (Kale)

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  • a jumble of square houses built into the side of a cliff, along with tombs lykaia, an amphitheatre, Greek and at the top of the promontory, the ruins of a crusader Castle. It is reached or by road or boat. We took the boat trip visiting Simena and the Kekova, the sunken city, although very little of it is
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  • The sea fortress looks very nice on a background of green trees and Rocky Mountains. Unusually beautiful color of the sea. Many dream to live there.
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  • After a tour of the Temple of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker we were taken to "yacht" to which sank the city of Kekova. Impression, of course, strong! As people lived there in stone houses, in such conditions the mind boggles us modern people, but the city was built for centuries! Of course, it is difficult for us to accept this kind of life and therefore very interesting to see live, not pictured, or on tv. Still can't imagine what it is like to live in such houses. Then watched Simenu, too, a feeling of abandonment and left, while residential houses, visible civilization ... But somehow far away from their villages, scary to live there, and dumping in the form of inverted boats next to homes crypt do not add to the fun. The fortress is very picturesque, it is clear that it is not for the beauty was ... And after these unforgettable paintings have brought us a beautiful lagoon with a completely unreal turquoise water of beauty! Floated up to the last minute until no longer ordered to return water fairy-like to stay there longer ... .... The shore there are steep and rocky, including hotel and even build nowhere, and sorry, that would be where to come and relax! If all goes well-will come again to look at this beauty! Wait for us, Demre and kekova, want to go back!!!
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  • The village around the castle and ruins of the ancient city is inaccessible from the mainland. The only way to get there is by boat. It is a very peaceful place. Population of the village is around 60 in winter. There are pensions in the village. If you are looking for a vacation away from the noise, I highly recommend this village. Read your books sitting among lemon trees, with a view of the sea, and green islands across.
  • The castle in fairly good condition. Breathtaking views, great spot for sunset/sunrise. Don't miss the lion's heads on one of the grave. Worth climbing.
  • Even though it isn't well preserved the view is still amazing worth going there in the scorching sun
  • A beautiful island with friendly locals, lovely fish and often turtles are spotted here!
  • The castle was good. But not the best thing I saw in the boat trip.

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