Sea Kayak Coaching Tour in Kaş, Türkiye
First the group paddles about 3 km southwards to Tersane Bay on the Kekova Island. This beautiful bay has very clear water that invites for a swim. Then off to the underwater and surrounding ruins of the ancient settlement of Xera offer opportunity to explore. Your guide will give information about history of the region. The next part of our trip goes along the cost of the Kekova Island right above the ruins of the Sunken City of Dolikhiste. Once finished with sightseeing we paddle across to the mainland. Simena Village is our midday break for lunch and exploration or a swim. Lovely streets with flowers and great views invite you to take pictures and to relax. In one of the cafes one can try the famous ice-cream served only in this village. These are homemade and with unique flavors like Cactus Fruit or Tahini. The village has a Crusader Castle with great views to discover. It is also possible to spend the time here with a swim of the jetty or to take pictures of the Simena Sarcophagus. After the lunch break, if time and weather allows we get back in our kayaks to paddle to our final swim-stop amongst ancient ruins. Here is also a nice spot for cliff diving.
Highlights: sea kayaking, Kekova, Mediterranean Sea, Tersane Bay, Xera, Sunken City of Dolikhiste, Simena Village, Simena Sarcophagus.
Departure: daily. Includes: an instructor, transfer (minivan) from Kas, food (lunch), equipment (individual, tandem kayaks). Optional: entrance fee (Crusader Castle). Minimum 2 people. Minimum age: 14. Children 14-16 years old must be accompanied by an adult; 16-18 years old must have a written permission from a parent. Please take with you swimwear, water shoes, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (with a neck string), a towel, a spare set of clothes and shoes, cash (for souvenirs). Requirements: an ability to swim, good physical condition.
Paddling distance: 9 km. Difficulty: paddling in a tandem kayak for 3x45 minutes in sheltered waters with little waves, also with possibility of a headwind in the afternoon.