Under the sun enjoy
In Kas combine on wonderful Wise untouched nature, history and holiday passport. Even if the former fishing village lives today almost exclusively on the tourism, Kas of the big tourist bustle has remained spared and could thereby retain integrity his original atmosphere.hren.
Travelling in the distant past
The today's Kas developed in hellenistic time under the name Antiphellos and was the leading town of the region among the Romans. The numerous historical tracks which testify from a big past have left in Kas the Lykier which count to the oldest people of Anatolia. The most important places of interest are a well-preserved 3-m-high sarcophagus in the middle of the local core, rests of the former town wall, skilfully decorated rock graves as well as a very well-preserved amphitheatre which offers a marvellous look over the glittering sea the peninsula of Kas and the offshore Greek island Kastellorizo (Megisti).
Town plan of Kas
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A special experience is the visit of the bazaar - a sort of weekly market which takes place every Friday in Kas. Here there is everything what desires the heart: Fruit, vegetables, spices, clothes, leather goods or souvenirs. Quick one dives into the coloured activity and can be enticed by the rich variety of the offer and the exotic smells to quite a lot of trade.
Also under water Kas has to offer thus something. On account of the incomparable underwater world of the lycian coast with her weird rock formations, rich fish stocks and antique relics Kas is valid as a true diver's paradise. Adventures and fun promise the indescribable fascination of these diving reasons and make the diving in Kas a unique experience. On more than 25 diving places reefs, walls, caves, antique amphoras, wrecks and a rich biodiversity provide for change and diving fun purely. With sights from up to 40 m gigantic Zackis, barracuda dreams, amber mackerels and rays romp about in the crystal clear water. With some luck one hits even on dolphins, seals or turtles.
Besides diving, Kas offers many other activities that will be sure to provide a relaxing, mind-altering holiday with interesting adventures and exciting stories to tell those back home! If you are a “sun lover”, interested in local culture or the landscape and nature, Kas must be experienced. You will most likely find that you will want to return time and again! - the many activites around Kas have something to offer everyone (e.g. boat trips, jeep safaris, excursions, walking, climbing, paragliding and watersports just to mention a few).
Swimming & Boat Trips
Alongside the rocky coast there are many small and lonely beaches with fine sand and crystal clear waters. There is for example, the Kaputas beach that is close to Kas and can be reached easily by Dolmus (small public busses) or by boat. This place is perfect for snorkeling or just taking a cool swim in the turquoise mediterranean waters...
Within 45 min. from Kas there is the beach of Patara stretching out for 18 kilometres and allowing for endless walks along the waterfront. This fine sandy beach is not only a paradise for swimming and snorkeling but also a protected area for sea turtles laying their eggs in that area...
Following the signs of ancient times: Kekova & Myra
For those of you who prefer to travel back to ancient times you will find the Kas area to hold a huge amount of historically interesting sites. Many relics from formerly flourishing cities and ports are the usual destinations of daily excursions.
Kekova: The island of Kekova and the village of Kale / Simena are a perfect destination for an idyllic boat trip. Alongside the rocky coast you can discover the picturesque remains of an ancient castle and the ruins of the sunken city of Kekova. After an underwater earthquake this ancient byzantine city sunk into the coastal waters. It is particularly impressive to admire these ancient remains from a glass bottom boat.
Myra: The ancient city of Myra is located nearby to the modern city of Kale (Demre) and is said to be the homeland of the holy Saint Nickolas (the “Santa Claus”) who was bishop in Myra in the year 350 A.D. Besides the famous St.Nickolas church located in the city centre there is a very well preserved roman amphitheatre worth visiting. Skilfully decorated sarcophogi and the impressive rock tombs of Myra are masterpieces of the lycian culture and construction arts.
Due to the varying landscape and the Taurus mountains around Kas, this location is not only attractive for sun bathing and those visitors interested in history, but also for freaks of raw nature. The rocky land simply invites one to undertake motorbike and jeep tours or wonderful hiking and climbing excursions, where you can enjoy the clear, fresh air of the mountains and beautiful views.
The weekly Kas Bazaar
A special and very "oriental" experience is a visit of the bazaar in Kas ( every friday ), a kind of open market, where verything is sold from turkish locals - from to vegetables up to "original" clothes..
Trout barbecue in the mountains
It is an interesting alternative to the mediterranean flair of Kas to plan a trip to the mountain village of Gömbe. The way there leads you along a beautiful panorama road crossing cool woods until you reach this calm little village being surrounded by large fruit trees. Gömbe is well known for its small restaurants with their own trout breeding. It is located next to several small mountain rivers where you can take a comfortable rest under shady trees, enjoy a meal of fresh fish and a good glass of wine - and wait for the nightfall.
Climbing in the canyon of Saklikent
For those who like hiking and climbing, a daytrip to Saklikent is an absolute must. This little village is located in a hidden place in the mountains and provides the entrance to a rocky canyon of more than 2 kilometres length. This area is perfect for extensive walks and climbing deep in the canyon is a real challenge to climbing freaks. The icy waters of the small canyon river offer cool refreshment particularly on a hot summer´s day.
Paragliding in Kas
Experience the feeling of drifting over paradise and make your dream of flying a reality. Enjoy the view of the azure-blue ocean and the islands from a bird’s perspective. The professional team at Sky Sports take you to the starting point at approximately 1000 meters, and from there you will make your tandem flight...