The charming and friendly resort of Kas is just a 1/2hr drive from Kalkan, along one of the most dramatic and beautiful coastal roads in the Mediterranean. Cradled by the Taurus Mountains, with over 300 days of sunshine, very low humidity, and warm crystal clear unpolluted sea, modern day Kas, with its cobbled streets, is built on the ancient site of Antiphellos. An up-market resort with international appeal, that attracts professionals, artists, writers, and the yachting fraternity, Kas is open all year round.
It has 2 marinas, has 13 diving schools, and many excellent restaurants, bars, and antique, jewellery, carpet and designer clothes shops. However, Kas is much more than just a resort, with a resident population of 8,000 people, it services the banking and legal needs of the region. It also boasts its own small hospital, school, and some excellent multi-lingual doctors and dentists. With its own amphitheatre, and close to numerous historic, and un-spoilt areas of undeniable natural beauty, Kas offers an excellent quality of life and is an ideal location for a holiday in the sun..
Kas was once a quaint, sweet little fishing village in Turkey and although fishing isn’t now the areas main draw, it still remains charming and pretty much unspoilt. It is based on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast which means the nearby beaches, and sea swimming platforms are lapped by the crystal clear warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Despite the fact Kas has grown in recent years it still retains it still retains its original quirky charms and enjoys some of the most spectacular views of the nearby mountains. With its cobbled streets, historical rock tombs, amphitheatre , extensive selection of restaurants, local bars , quality boutiques and shops and a weekly market is the perfect location for independent travellers from all around the world who are averse to the effects of mass tourism.
As a family holiday location it’s ideal if you want a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere out of your location. It’s far enough away from any of Turkey’s main airports which means it doesn’t get a deluge of tourists every year. So although you may have to take a bus journey, transfer, or rental car after your flight in order to get here, it’s completely worth it and is a great way to see other areas of Turkey during your transfer. Kas4villa rentals offer discounted private transfers to & from the airport and car rental.
Here are some reasons Kas is an ideal holiday location for all the family:
When you holiday by the sea, you want to enjoy everything is has to offer. Kas has a selection of mainly shingle beaches for you to enjoy, all lapped by the crystal clear warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. As the peninsula only has a couple of small beaches many guests choose to utilise the many sea swimming platforms. The lovely Limanagzi beach complete with a Restaurant can be reached by water taxi which leave Kas regularly throughout the day & takes about 10 minutes. If you prefer fine sand the Kapitas beach is just a short drive away and the nature conservation area of Patara, with its miles of clean white sand and famed for its loggerhead turtles is a proximately a 35 minute drive from Kas. Kas is centre for snorkelling and diving with turtlres, reef fish, under water wrecks and amphora, it is the regional centre for scuba diving schools, with 4 Padi registered dive schools.
Kas is a centre for activities in the region which offers extensive activities which include. Scuba Diving , wreck diving, Cannoning, High Ropes Park in Dreams Academy, Sea-Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Paragliding, Trekking along the Lycian way.
The Day Trips
Just 2km away across the water to the South lies the Greek island of Megisti (Kastellorizo) or Meis as the Turkish call it. Take a day tip to Meis which approximately a ½ hour ferry ride across to this tiny picturesque Greek island, enjoy the delightful surrounding, treat yourself to a delicious lunch, buy some duty free and then take the Ferry back in the afternoon to Kas in time to prepare for a great night out.
There are plenty of amazing day trips to enjoy in Kas as it is an area rich with natural wonders and historical places of interest. If you fancy a boat trip to cool you down and give you an alternative view of the local area, you could visit the famous Blue Cave, Ucagiz or Kalekoy. There are also bus trips to local village Kalkan which has many beautiful beaches and interesting historical sites. If you’re a family of real history lovers, Kas is an excellent place to explore in its own right and is within easy reach of local historical landmarks; Arycanda, Demre, Patara, Xanthos, Olympus and Tlos and much more.
If you would like a truly relaxed holiday, everything you need is right here in Kas. Kas has a wonderful selection of small restaurants and harborside cafes and bars offering a diversity of delicious dishes for you to enjoy, and with something for all the family, with tasty dishes and traditional Turkish dishes cooked from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Have fun finding your own favourite restaurants, guests booking with kas4villarentals will be provided with recommendations and suggestions to start them on their gastronomic explorations. There are also many small, friendly cafe/bars which have live music most nights – jazz in particular is a very popular music genre here. There is also the famous Kings tomb up the hill, the Antiphellos Theatre and the Antiphellos ruins to explore.
These are just some of the highlights of beautiful Kas in Turkey. It’s a popular tourist destination that has lots of interesting attractions and things to do to suit all members of the family. Kas has lovely weather all year round but is best enjoyed from April to October when the climate is hot and dry.