SAILING IN KAS

 

Kas is a popular resort for both Turkish and international tourists. It has a relatively remote location being over 2 hours drive from Dalaman airport and over 3 hours drive from Antalya airport.  It is considered the jewel of the Turkish Mediterranean surrounded by ancient sites and cultural experiences.

For history lovers discover the Lycian sarcophagus in the town centre, on the west side of the town there is a well-preserved theatre with stunning views over the bay, near the harbour are the remains of the ancient town walls and some Lycian rock tombs to the northeast. Kas occupies the site of Antipellos, ancient city.

Yacht charter in Turkey and cruise the crystal clear turquoise seas and stop off in Kas. Kas is one of the top diving destinations in Turkey if not the world.

Although there are no actual beaches in Kas you can visit one of the beaches just along the coast. Kaputas Beach (between Kas and Kalkan) is the most popular. On the opposite peninsular is the beaches of Liman Agzi which can be reached by water taxi.

There is too much to do in Kas you will not get bored; from lazing on the beautiful beaches to walking part of the Lycian Way, from tandem paragliding to exploring ancient cities. There are many good quality restaurants in Kas serving Turkish or international cuisine.

Wander around the cobbled streets while looking for souvenirs of your stay. Souvenirs include handmade silver jewellery, glass artwork, carpets and kilims.

The top historical attraction in Kas region is the sunken ruins of the ancient city around Kevoka and Kalekoy. You can also see relics from the Lycian, Greek and Roman eras dotted in the surrounding hillsides. The best way to view the ruins is by a yacht or boat cruise or take a kayaking trip to get a better look below the surface. It is forbidden to swim around the ruins here.

A short ferry ride from Kas is the Greek Island of Meis (Kastellorizo as it is known in Greece). As you are crossing an international border you will need your passports etc. While in Meis take a speed boat to the blue cave, hike to the abandoned church ruins, wander around the harbour and enjoy a seafood meal in one of the many harbourside restaurants and cafes. From Meis, there is a weekly ferry to the Greek Island of Rhodes.

 

 

 

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