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Üçağız - Turkey Üçağız
The small Mediterranean fishing village of Üçağız is 39 kilometers or 24 miles east of Kaş by road, but the best way to get there is by boat excursion from nearby Kaş or from Çayağzı near Demre. Üçağız village is a prime example of quiet sea-side village beauty and serenity.

Üçağız is no longer the romantic little Mediterranean seaside fishing village that it was back in the 1980's, but the government is doing its best at limiting new construction so it retains its native charm. Its old village houses are scattered along with 2000 year old Lycian stone tombs and the marble ruins of a Roman sunken city still glisten beneath the transparent waters of the Mediterranean waters just offshore.

You can get there by car, but the road, even though it is paved, meanders through the hills for 19 kilometers before arriving from the coastal highway.

If you arrive by boat from Kaş or Çayağzı, or if you drive to Üçagiz you'll want to visit the pristine village of Kaleköy (Castle Village) and walk the streets, visit the cafés and see the small fortress.

This tiny village on the Mediterranean is about half an hour ride from Kas. There is not a beach within walking distance from Üçağız, but it is possible to rent a small fishing boat for several hours to cruise around the island and swim in the transparent waters. You will also see the remains of an ancient city submerged in the sea. These ruins date back 2000 years to the Lycian period, although later civilisations also left their mark.

The Kekova region was declared a specially protected area on the 18th of January 1990 by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forest. All typess of diving and swimming were prohibited and subject to special permits from governmental offices. Later the prohibition was lifted except for in the area where the sunken city lies. The Kekova region is 260 km2 or 100 sq miles and encompasses the island of Kekova, the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız and the four ancient towns of Simena, Aperlae, Dolchiste and Teimioussa.

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