The ancient Lycian city of Simena once straddled the long and narrow island of Kekova in the Mediterranean Sea near the Turkish coastline. In the olden times, Simena was a small fishing village and was later an outpost of the Knights of Rhodes.
Part of the city lies on the mainland, where today stands the charming fishing village of Kaleköy. Across the bay, on Kekova Island, lies Simena's other half. This part of the city today lies half-submerged in the waters. The land slipped into the ocean when a terrible earthquake struck Turkey in the 2nd century.