Kas Travel Guide

  • Lycian tomb - Kas
    Lycian tomb - Kas
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Kas Things to Do

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  • Jump on a Jeep Safari

    The day trip from Kas was going to be a long one but it proved to be full of fun, interest and action packed.In a small mini bus the 10 of us + our guide set out at 09.00 from our hotel heading west. We stopped briefly to look down at the inviting looking cove called Kaputas. We were to return there later at the end of the trip. Our first big stop...

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  • Simena: a stopping point on our Gulet...

    Our Gulet trip included a visit to this small settlement and medieval castle which is near Kale, about 40kms by coast, west of Kaş. The village is also opposite the island of Kekova.We had about an hour to walk up the steep and narrow pathway to the castle and to mooch around the ruins, taking in the view and the obligatory photos. We could...

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  • Go sailing on a Gulet

    The highlight of our week long trip to Turkey was the opportunity to spend two nights on a lovely sailing boat called a Gulet. The boat was chartered by the tour company and there were 16 visitors, two crew members ( though normally there are three) and our wonderful tour guide who doubled up as the replacement crew member.We didn't actually travel...

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  • Andriake - unexpected remains of an...

    I'd gone looking for birds in the marsh and wetland area near to the town of Demre which is about 30 minutes drive east from Kas. Given that it was August and very hot I wasn't expecting to see much in the way of birds. Although I did find a few birds I was thrilled to find the amazing ruins of what I later discovered is called Andriake.There are...

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  • Carry on Canyoning

    I wasn't really sure exactly what the canyoning trip entailed. I'd watched the promotional video at the agency that showed youngsters leaping off rocks into swirling pools of water, abseiling down steep rock faces and clambering up slippery boulders but it wasn't until I'd actually got myself fully kitted out and raring to go that I realised what...

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  • Try out a test dive

    Now I've not done any sub-aqua or scuba diving before even though, whenever I go anywhere wet and warm, I try to go snorkelling. When the opportunity to have a sample go at sub-aqua arose I jumped at the opportunity.Kas is known as the dive 'capital' of the Turkish Turquoise coast and judging by the large number of boats all offering diving trips...

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  • Daily Boat Tour with Captain Ergun

    A very memorable day as we were treated to the delights of the Mediterranean thanks to the professional and very charming Captain Ergun and his capable 1st mate aboard the good ship “Gülsah-1”.Departure from the Port of Kas was at 09:00 which was great as we were an hour in front of all the mainstream tour operators; this ensured we had a private...

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  • Beaches

    From the republic Square where there's a statue of Ataturk and an open-air coffeehouse fronting the marina, take a long walk along the Suleyman Sadikci Street and further up Hukumet Street passing by several hotels and restaurants. Walk further until you reach the beach area, one of them on the far end is called Kucuk Cakil (Small Pebbles) beach,...

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  • Xanthos

    Xanthos was the name of a city in ancient Lycia and was the centre of culture and commerce for the Lycians and in turn for the Persians, Macedonians, Greeks and Romans.It is probably best known for the mass suicide of its citizens after the army was defeated by the Persians. The Lycian army destroyed their acropolis, then killed their wives,...

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Kas Restaurants

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  • Sultan Garden Restaurant

    The Sultan Garden Restaurant is situated overlooking the harbour. It was fairly quiet the evening that we ate there, but the food and service were good.

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  • Toasts and coffee under the trees

    There is this large garden with many big trees called Kas Spor Cay Bahcesi located near the marina and along the small plaza in Necip bey Street. It's a relief to just sit there, enjoy a tea or coffee after getting tired of walking along the Uzun Carsi.Delicious big round toast and a cup of coffee costs only TL8. There are several broken lycian...

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  • Yummy local ice cream waffle

    What's with tourists and ice cream? There's always a connection, it's always the ice cream that spots a tourist. With the warm weather of Kas, Dondurma (ice cream) is a delicious relief.Ribght beside the Limon Cafe and at the side of the entrance of Kas Spor Cay Bahcesi is an ice cream parlour called Kahramanmaras Dondurmasi. Dondurma is a local...

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  • Another quick bite

    A small place with couples of tables and chairs under big red umbrellas beside the Kas Spor Cay Bahcesi is the very tourist- friendly cafe serving coffee, tea, fresh juices, local toats, doner and other sandwiches.The people working there (owners maybe) are very cheerful, helpful and it's like they're happy that you came to Kas and they're glad to...

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  • Cheap food

    Situated right at the corner of Ataturk Blvd and Necip Bey Street, infront of the Suleyman Mosque in the town center is a local restaurant slash tourists' favorite. I saw several tourists eating there so I did tried. Simple food, inexpensive, doner sandwiches, kebab, and the usual lokanti meals.Normal meals costs about TL10-12. Not bad for quick...

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  • Sssshhh: Turkey's No 1 Kofte House!

    I think the story of how we heard about Deli Kofte reveals its culinary importance to civilization. We were in a Hotel thousands of miles away from Kas (where Deli Kofte is), and a group of travellers were gathered around a table playing "if I could be anywhere in the world where would I be." Two travellers nominated Kas, for the sole reason that...

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Kas Nightlife

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  • blue is the program

    one of the oldest bars in Kas. Seriously the bar with the best music. its placed directly near th harbour. Look only, where are most people. That is it . . . allowed is everything

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  • Have a drink overlooking the sea

    This is a great place, first of all because; it has a huge terrace overlooking the sea. I always go there every time I visit kas and I have to have drink watching the sunset or just at night watching the lights of the Greek Meis aka Costellorizo and the marina. (It was also on our way back to the hotel from the city, so we always stopped for a...

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  • Music bars

    The most of nightlife is going on in small music bars. I think that is better than large discos.So I enjoyed the nightlife.

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Kas Transportation

  • Kas Main Bus terminal

    The main bus terminal of Kas is right up on the road of Ataturk Blvd. corner Ugur Mumcu Street. Small town with a small terminal. Big provincial buses stop and start from here, as well as the small cooperative minibuses that coes to nearby towns and cities.The minibus that I took from Antalya to Kas is called Bati Antalya, I think they monopolize...

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  • Konya to Antalya to Kas

    So I found out there's no direct bus from Konya to Kas. I went to several bus offices along Mevalana Street in Konya, most of them do not speak english so hard to communicate in addition to the lack of interest from both Metro and Kamil Koc staff at their office. So I decided to buy the ticket at the friendlier and english speaking staff at Kontur...

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  • Local Dolmus

    Getting to Kas from Kalkan was an easy 25 minute ride by local dolmus - cost was 3 new TL each way. Don't feel obliged to get a return ticket as depending what time you wart to return you may decide to use another bus company - there are several but each trieds to get business by offering return tickets at set times. We wanted to flexible not...

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Kas Shopping

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  • Hand made Weaving

    This shop looks like a bride's wedding chest. You can see a lot of nice quality artifacts especially about textile. They sell so many textile from all over Turkey. They have hand made weaving such as towels, sheets, pillow cases. Also hand made herbal soaps and Ottoman bath boxes (for soap, bath sponge etc.) can be found in this nice shop. you can...

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  • Handi Craft

    Kas streets are also hosting some souvenir shops with Local crafts..You can find elegant carpets, Ceramics and Pottery as well..Just walk on the side streets on the town center, you will easily spot them..

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  • Local Market

    Every Friday, there is a local market held by the citizens of Kas.. This weekly market offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, clothes, Spices and etc.. The exotic smells can attract you from everywhere.. But the market is just behind the shops at the pier..

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Kas Local Customs

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    by Melisin Updated Oct 6, 2012

    If your trip to Kas covers Friday do not miss the local market. Give at least 2 hours to this tiny, small, crowded and attractive local market. Many Greeks (Meis Island locals- only 3 miles from Kas) also visit the market for their weekly local shopping. It has many attractive items like various accessories, fruits & vegetables, hand crafts, art crafts, leather items, jewelery, little objects, spices, tatoo makers, textile products and more with local prices.

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Kas Off The Beaten Path

  • LOCAL TOUCH

    We boarded our minibus for the beautiful drive up the Yasgoz Cayi valley to Arycanda, one of the most beautifully sited cities of the Lycian Confederacy. Here we enjoyed the Delphi-like views, the classical Greek theatre, recently excavated stadium, baths, temple tombs and aqueducts, and met the site’s caretaker who grew a great love for the site...

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  • HIKE AND EXPLORE

    Kas has got lots to offer in terms of natural activities.Take a day for hiking around if the weather is not too hot.Early May is perfect.Even though Phellos is quite close, there is no wallmarks like the rest of the Lycian Way.For this reason, its better to join a group activity.View is amazing from the top.There is no sign of Kas, while you are...

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  • AryKanda

    Well off the beaten tourist path this place - we made a detour here on our road trip round the Taurus mountains. Its located near the small village of Aykiriçay, on the Elmali-Finike road and if you can get to this site then its well worth the effort - free entrance too. The unique Lycian city of AryKanda was built upon five large terraces...

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Kas Sports & Outdoors

  • Pasham Diving Center.

    Web page still under construction but guessing it will be in at least, Turkish, French and German for sure and probably English.French speaking +90 (0)242 836 39 88German speaking +90 (0)532 446 43 75

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  • Savonia.

    Diving, canoe tours, paragliding, jeep safaris, sea kayaking, walking, fishing, swimming with dolphins, tours or private cruises.

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  • Archipel diving centre.

    Great team of people to dive with, Murat, Belek, Gokce, Omer, Mahmut and Ozan, very friendly and well run. Boat skipper Okan took us to some great dive sites.Check out their section on the Uluburun wrech and the archaeological park.Good map of dive sites on their web page.Web page in Turkish, English, French and German.

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  • Pictures of some more things to do in...

    Pictures1-The Lycian capital of Xanthos is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Turkey. 2-Saklikent (Hidden City) Gorge is the second largest (20 km) gorge in Europe, the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey, about 45 min. drive from Kas.3-A spectecular usual night view of village.4-Patara Beach, (there are Dolmuş from Kalkan...

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  • for a spectecular rest...

    Hi there,Please visitKalkan: it is about 25 kms from Kas and since u're driven trhough Antalya just even for drinking tea, visit the kalkan as well which is on the way of KAPUTAJ (KAPUTAS) beach where is only 10 km. to the direction of Antalya.KEKOVA- the sunken city (one day boat trip)MEIS (one day excursion)KALKANYARIMADA (half day beach...

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  • simply the town

    the best to do in Kas is, simply going through the city . . . . The people ther and the beautiful view to the sea . .

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