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Demre (Myra): Myra is one of the ancient coastal cities visited by Paul, Luke and Aristarchus where as prisoners they changed their boats on the way to Rome. The most interesting building is the church of St. Nicholas built over his tomb. St. Nicholas was born in Patara and was bishop of Myra.

Kekova: Kekova, also named Caravola is a small Turkish island near Kas district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kalekoy (ancient Simena) and Ucagiz (ancient Teimioussa). Kekova has an area of 4.5 km² and is uninhabited. After the Italian occupation of Kastelorizo, Kekova - which at that time was temporarily inhabited during summer because of wood harvest - was disputed between Italy and Turkey. The 1932 Convention between Italy and Turkey assigned it to Turkey. The Kekova region was declared a specially protected area on 18 January 1990 by Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forest. All kinds of diving and swimming were prohibited and subject to special permits from governmental offices. In later years the prohibition has been lifted except for the part where the sunken city is.

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