Kas: One of the major cities of Lycia and located in the western part of Antalya, Kaş is a natural wonder which impresses visitors with a spectacular geography.
Also known as “the Land of Light, “and the residential area of many ancient cities, Kaş is a peaceful seaside resort located by the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea and the Taurus Mountains in the background.
Bearing the traces of the most spectacular ancient civilizations such as the Lycian, Greek and Roman civilizations, Kaş is surrounded with landmarks and ruins shedding light on the history of antiquity.
The scent of the flowers hanging from the balconies of the stone houses crowding the narrow streets where you can take a stroll will give you pleasant memories.
The yachts, fishing boats and gulets docked at the splendid harbor will make you want to set sail while the delicacies of the local cuisine offered at various restaurants will delight your taste buds.
A congenial location for a variety of sports the geography of Kaş is particularly suitable for underwater sports. You will be tempted to get into your wet suit and swim with the fishes.
Your next holiday destination is already evident if you want to lie on the warm sands under the bright sun and delight in the sound of the waves of the vast sea. You will enjoy it!
Hailed as one of the best diving areas in Turkey, Kas attracts also worldwide attention for its ancient cities, sports facilities and awesome geography.
Established on the banks of a magnificent bay, Kalkan is located near to Kaş and another must see attraction for its splendid harbor with a large capacity and its proximity to Güvercinlik (Pigeons’) Cave.
Saklikent, on the other hand, is a tranquil place surrounded with sycamore trees where you can take a break and cool off in the shade and watch the river flowing in all its glory.
The ancient city of Antiphellos, the Lycian sarcophagi that have survived from the ancient times and the antique theater of Kas with an impressive capacity of four thousand viewers are among the important historic legacies built in the 1st century BC.
Patara is another important historical site. The Patara Theater positioned on a hillside and with a viewer capacity of 10 thousand and the magnificent Patara Beach are some of the ancient sites you should visit.
Xanthos, Komba, Nisa and Kandyba are among the further ancient settlements bearing a variety of structures and monuments where visitors can engage in exploring the nature and the cultural heritage of the region.
Kaleköy, which can be reached only via boat from Kaş, is another splendid resort harboring a castle offering a bedazzling view.
The Greek island of Meis located in the Mediterranean Sea, is the closest island to Antalya. There are ferries leaving from Kaş to the island where you can undertake round tours.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that there is no sport you cannot do in Kaş. Scuba diving, paragliding, canoeing, hiking, fishing and climbing are some of the adrenaline boosting and entertaining sports you can do in the area.
You will enjoy swimming with the fishes in the crystal clear waters of Kas popular for its underwater diversity and be impressed by the scenic beauty of the area when viewed from above in the air.
Offering a variety of sightseeing and sport alternatives, Kaş is ready to welcome visitors any season of the year.
A stunning seaside resort harmonizing culture and history with beautiful nature, Kaş provides for enjoyable times with a wide range of festivals and events organized all the year round.
Blending history and art and held in September every year, the Lycian Culture and Art Festival of Kaş provides visitors with unforgettable memories.
The Kalkan Maritime Day Festival is held on July 1 every year and introduces the famous sea of Kaş to all attendees.
Ever ready to pep up your holiday with a variety of festivals, Kaş will welcome you with a great deal of hospitality!
How can I get there?
One of Antalya’s districts with the most developed transportation means, Kas is 198 km away from the city center.
The most convenient way to get to Kaş is to take one of the daily flights from Istanbul to Antalya. The shuttle services leaving from the airport will take you to Kaş in a few hours’ time. Once there you can immediately begin to enjoy this paradise bay.
Visitors who opt to travel by air may prefer the Dalaman Airport in Antalya province which is in close proximity to Kaş.
Antalya is also accessible via bus services from all cities in Turkey. The Antalya bus terminal accommodates shuttle services leaving in the direction of Kaş.
Wouldn’t you like to visit Kaş, embodying a great culture and nature?