Kaleköy (Simena)

Picturesque village beneath the Simena Castle, located between Üçağız and Kapaklı.



Very scenic place! Highlights of town include the castle, the sunken Lycian town nearby (“Batık Şehri”, or Sunken City in English), and the excellent fish restaurants.


Consider arranging a boat tour of the coastline, including of the sunken ruins. Boats can be arranged in Kaleköy itself or in nearby Üçağız. Longer tours (and well worth considering) can also be done from Kaş.


Several guesthouses are available though all are expensive by Turkish standards.


We’ve heard lots of good reports regarding Sahil Pansyon.


There are multiple good restaurants as well as a market (very basic).


Kaleköy is unusual in that there is no road access to the town. It can only be reached via foot or boat.


Note that the scenic location comes at a price – rates tend to be quite high here, especially in peak season.


Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this community:
  • Ankh Pansiyon in Kaleköy
    Ankh Pansiyon
  • Annotated map of Kale Pansiyon in Kaleköy
    Kale Pansiyon
  • Annotated map of Sahil Pansyon in Kaleköy
    Sahil Pansyon
  • Simena Pansiyon in Kaleköy
    Simena Pansiyon

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  • View of Kaleköy from offshore
    View of Kaleköy from offshore
    Photo by 
    T Roszkowski
    Spring 2022
  • Kaleköy (Simena) seen from slightly offshore.
    Offshore view of Kaleköy (Simena)
    Photo by 
    Ann Halloran
    Sept 2022
  • Sunset from Kaleköy
    Sunset from Kaleköy
    Photo by 
    Fall 2022

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Details on accommodation options, especially places where you’ve stayed.
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