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Göcek - Antalya route is another route that is definitely worth visiting. It combines historical and attractive ancient sites, scenic places and small villages and coastal towns with a local atmosphere.
The main places on this route are;
Gocek, which used to be a small farming and fishing town and now a frequent destination for yachtsmen, has good restaurants on the coast serving fresh fish. Also, this charming modern town with minimal shops selling authentic products and good quality is very close to Dalaman Airport.
Fethiye, a beautiful seaside town, is a relatively modern town that retains its local traditional character. Its ancient name was Telmessus. You can visit a newly excavated ancient theater (Roman period), the Rock King Tombs (8th century) carved into the rocks, and the many sarcophagi around the town.
Red Island, which takes its name from the reddish color of the sand and pebbles on the beach with the sunset, and the only structure on this Island is a lighthouse. It is a very nice place to anchor and swim.
Gemiler Island, a natural and beautiful place where you can take a walk among the ruins.
Oludeniz, which is a sheltered lagoon and has no waves, has mountains rising from the sea and a narrow strip of white sand between the sea and the mountains,
Kalkan is a charming resort town with a small harbor and you can dine at excellent restaurants and shop in souvenir shops, and here you can take a land tour to Xanthos, Letoon and Patara.
Kaş: The old Antiphellus is now a beautiful town with character, with whitewashed houses around its small harbor. There are many rock tombs on the rocks behind Kaş and many sarcophagi around it and in the town. It is a good place to buy carpets and rugs and some antique souvenirs. The oldest known shipwreck, currently on display at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology, was excavated here, a short distance from Kaş.
The sunken city of Aperlae: the perfect place for snorkeling. You can snorkel on Hellenistic ruins and BC. It is a fascinating sunken city from the 6th century.
Kekova Island: Here you can see the sunken ruins of Lycian and Byzantine periods from ancient cities that were probably flooded due to earthquakes.
Üçağız: Another large and completely enclosed cove in the Kekova region. There is a small village in the bay. The sarcophagi are scattered around. You can take a tour to ancient Simena and Teimiussa from the 4th century. On the eastern peninsula of Tristomas Bay, there is a medieval castle overlooking the small village of Kaleköy. The castle was built on the foundations of an old castle.
Kaleköy: It is a medieval castle located on the calm waters between Kekova Island and the mainland. Its crenellated walls form the silhouette of cute village houses. The large number of sarcophagi scattered around the village and even in shallow water is very impressive.
You can go to Demre/Myra by boat. Land tours can be arranged from Demre to the Lycian town of Myra and the Santa Claus Church.
Finike: Phoenician seaside town, a perfect blend of history, nature and the sea. This place stands out with the ancient city ruins of Limyra and Arykanda. Sergeant Bay: A place where you can swim in smooth waters, snorkel, discover colorful marine life, and go to incredible sea caves on the north coast.
Porto Genoa: It is one of the most scenic and magnificent bays of the Mediterranean.
Olympos: It is known as a cult area dedicated to Hephaestus, the god of fire, and is part of a destination that is the most beautiful natural wonder to visit.
Phaselis: It is the place where Alexander the Great established his winter quarters in 334-333 BC. It is the site of a theatre, aqueduct temples and the ruins of Hadrian's Arch, erected in 114 AD.