Kas, Turkey

Kaş is a small fishing, yachting and tourist town, and a district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 168km west of the city of Antalya. Situated among towering vertical cliffs, Kas is the region’s second major resort. While Kas lacks broad stretches of beach, the dramatic rocky coastline, clear and unpolluted Mediterranean waters, abundance of outdoor activities, and a lively nightlife make it a popular holiday destination.

Kas has a very tiny beach, less than 10 metres wide. However it does have wonderful rock shelves for sea bathing. These are populated by cafes and restaurants. It is the centre for glass-bottomed boat trips to the sunken cities around Kekova Island from where remains of mysterious civilisations can be viewed just below the surface of the water, and visits can be arranged to the surrounding archaeological sites at Demre, Myra and the Xanthos Valley.

Things to See & Do

* Roman ampitheatre
* Beaches
* Ruins of the antique cities of Komba (in the village of Gömbe), Nisa, Kandyba, Phellos, Istlada, Apollonia, Isinda and Kyaenai
* Glass bottomed boat trip to Kekova Island
* Trekking, climbing and river rafting

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Land Area – 2,231 km²
Language – Turkish
Population – 8,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 90

Port Location – The port is located in downtown Kas; a marina is currently under construction.

Travel Links – Kaş is halfway between Dalaman Airport (180 km) and Antalya Airport (192 km) and a fair distance from both.
There are also direct overnight bus services between Istanbul and Kaş, a rather inexpensive way of getting to and from the capital.

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