Kas Travel Guide
Kas Local History
Kas was originally known as Habesos in the ancient language of Lycia and was later given the name Antiphellos. It is one of the oldest settlements in Lycia.
The old village streets now hold a variety of traditional handicraft shops. Uzun Carsi leads to the monument of ancient Lycian architecture, the Lions Tomb which dates back to 4th century BC, which is beautifully decorated with sculptured carvings. On the west side of town you will find a Hellenistic period amphitheatre which is still in use today.
Diving - There is a diving school offering classes or alternatively you can check by the harbour for locals offering diving courses. If you decide to give it a go you can expect to see a beautiful array of sea creatures like octopus, fish and also wrecks and possibly dolphins.
Kekova Island - You can expect to see a stunning variety of sunken ruins and striking bays, which over a period of time, earthquakes caused these ancient cities to sink under the sea. The sea is so marvelously clear that the details of this unique site - staircases, kilns, a quayside - can be seen whilst sitting on a boat.
Boat trips - There are many one-day boat tours available, the most popular as well as most rewarding one being the glass-bottomed boat Aqua Alkim. As the discription states it is glass-bottomed, which allows you to see everything in the ocean below you. A wonderful experience awaits you should you decide try it out.
Echo Bar A small and intimate bar overlooking the harbour. With a warm ambience and contemporary Jazz music, the Echo bar is a year round favourite for locals and visitors
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Hideaway Bar This is a fabulous bar accessed through a small doorway facing the harbour or, alternatively, by a pathway from the Municipal Tea Gardens. The bar is entirely enclosed but outdoors under trees. It is simply decorated and very comfortable. You need to enjoy 60's and 70's music to benefit from the full Hideaway experience. Staff very friendly and great snack food available. Stays open long into the night.
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Asl Butik A desinger corner high quality clothes for women. asl butik address : Ortaokul str.No 3/a Kas/Antalya
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Saklýkent tour The Natural wonder, Saklikent ( Hidden City), 60 km from Kas, is reached by crossing a 100 meter wooden bridge over the canyon. Water rushes over the boulders in the river, creating a wonderful view for the restaurants and trout farms there. 6 km of the 18 km long canyon are good for hiking.It is an ideal location to escape from the summer heat and swim in the cool water or relax in the shade of the plane trees.
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Turkish style open markets are available, where you can buy a selection of hand made items which are produced locally. Also available at the market is fresh food and drinks. Expect to find a few stalls selling traditional Turkish sovenirs.
Towards the southeast of the town, you will find the beaches of Kucukcakil, Buyukcakil and Akcagerme, which feature thousands of little stones. The one with the most tranquil and relaxing location is Limanagzi, which can only be reached by boat, it is surrounded by a tiny cove with olivetrees.
Another beach which is definitly worth checking out is he tiny beach of Kaputas. It is 19km away, and lies at the bottom of 192 rocky steps from the road, which adds to the unique setting. It has an abundence of unspoilt beauty and serves as a peaceful place for picnics and sunbathing.
Kas Restaurants and Bars
Merhaba Cafe - Ibrahim Serin Caddesi, this restaurant offers the best home-made appel cake in the entire region. Expect to find a more upperclass market of people dining here. Gifts and souvenirs are also available for sale.
Sun Cafe - Hukumet Caddesi, the Harbour (eastern side). A very popular, laid back, hippy type bar and restaurant featuring jazz evenings on special occasions. The seating is half under cover, and consists of very primitive decor. Chargrilled fish is a speciality, so be sure not to miss out.
Chez Evy - Terzi Sokak 4. A beautiful french garden-style restaurant which is hidden away in a back street. They serve delicious fresh food and is very popular with locals and tourists, so be sure to make reservations to avoid dissapointment.
Kas Bars & Clubs
Flamingo - Expect to hear great 70's & 80's style of music. It features a enjoyable atmosphere and ensures a evening full of fun.
Starlight - One of the main clubs in the area which is most popular with tourists and locals. Music ranges from house and garage to R'n'B.
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