About Ucagiz Village
Ucagiz is a quaint little fishing town that has been declared as off-limits to any kind of development. The unspoiled fishing and farming village within the Kekova region is located amid a beautiful peninsula and has stunning clear waters to enjoy a swim. The old traditional streets are lined with old stone houses, and little restaurants and cafes selling traditional Turkish food, specialising in the local seafood that was caught at sea that morning. There are also local ladies around town selling their handmade goods.
Accommodation in Ucagiz Village
Though this fishing village is small, there are plenty of accommodation options that are both unique and have the best views of the Mediterranean.
Theimissa Pension located on the east side of town is surrounded by historic ruins, olive farms and fisherman houses. It has a private beach area and a large terrace to enjoy an afternoon drink on. Rooms are also air-conditioned. Right on the waterfront, sits Babaveli Pension with rooms that all have sea views. They also have their own restaurant as many of the accommodation in the area do.
Other accommodation to mention in Ucagiz is Likya Pension, Leyla Pension and Onur Pension.
Things to do in Ucagiz Village
Ucagiz Village’s front doorstep is literally the most common route for yachts and gulets travelling between Kas and Antalya. Take a day trip out to the Sunken City of Kekova, visit Simena Castle or you can also head out on a moonlight tour on a boat. A popular tour in this area is the Kemer to Kas cruise visiting many of the towns in Kekova including Ucagiz Village.
Canoeing and kayaking tours are also available from Ucagiz visiting the local ruins and the Sunken City.
If you decide to spend more time on land then out on the water, head to the east of the harbour to explore clusters of sarcophagi ruins and Ancient Theimussa. There are tombs in this area with Lycian inscriptions pointing to settlement as early as 4th century BC.
How to get to Ucagiz Village
Though there is now a road into Ucagiz, arriving by boat is still the preferred mode of transport to visit this little town. The road is around 19km long just off the coastal road between Demre and Kas.
The alternative method is to arrive by boat. There are many cabin charters throughout the Kekova region which moor at Ucagiz for the afternoon or even do a day tour to Kekova and disembark in Ucagiz.