Kekova

Kekova

Kekova or Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre in Antalya Province, Turkey. On its northern side there are the partly sunken ruins of Dolchiste, an ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century AD and then rebuilt and still flourishing during the Byzantine Empire period. The ruins include a Byzantine church situated at the northwest of the island.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Antalya Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Lycia

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Kekova

Date of Submission: 2000

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