#Ancient #Lycian tombs at #Kekova, Lycian coast, #Antalya #Turkey . Kekova, (Likya dilinde: #Dolichiste) Antalya ilinin #Demre ilçesi yakınlarında Kaleköy ve Üçağız açıklarındaki küçük, kayalık bir adadır. Kaynaklara çoğu kez “Kakava” diye geçmiştir. 4.5 km²’lik yüzölçümü olmakla birlikte bu adada kimse yaşamamaktadır. Üzerinde pansiyonlar ve kafeler bulunan adaya teknelerle ulaşım sağlanmaktadır. Kuzey tarafında ikinci yüzyılda depremlerle yok olan antik #Dolkisthe kentinden kalma batıklara yer yer rastlanır. Kekova, also named Caravola (Lycian: #Dolichiste), is a small Turkish island near Demre (Demre is the Lycian town of Myra) district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy (ancient Simena) and Üçağız (ancient #Teimioussa). Kekova has an area of 4.5 km2 (2 sq mi) and is uninhabited. Doliche or Dolichiste (see List of Lycian place names, #Greek: #Δολίχη or #Δολιχίστη; Eth. Δολιχεύς or Δολιχίστης) was an island noted by ancient geographers in the #Mediterranean_Sea off the Lycian coast, in Asia Minor, now called Kekova Adası (or Kakava in Modern Greek), which is located in present-day Antalya Province, Turkey.
#Stephanus of #Byzantium (s. v.) describes Doliche as an island close to the Lycian coast, on the authority of #Callimachus; and he adds that #Alexander, in his #Periplus of Lycia, calls it Dolichiste. It is mentioned by Pliny (v. 31) and Ptolemy (v. 3). Pliny places it opposite to Chimaera (geography); and both Pliny and Ptolemy name it Dolichiste. Doliche or Dolichiste, is a long island, as the name implies. It lies near the southern coast of Lycia, west of the ruins of Myra, and in front of the spacious bay now named #Kekova. The island is a narrow ridge of rock, incapable of yielding a constant supply of water; each house had therefore a tank hollowed in the rock, and lined with stucco. William Martin Leake speaks of the #ruins of a large city, with a noble theatre, in a fine harbour formed by a range of rocky islands. But this theatre appears, from what Leake says, to be on the coast of the mainland; and Beaufort observes that the whole of these islands and bays may be included under the general Greek name Kakava.