Area Info - Kas and the surrounding area Kas, once named Antiphellos, is one of the pretty harbors of the province of Antalya. On the slope facing the sea there is a well-protected theater, behind that a necropolis, and on the hill there are rock tombs shaped like temples carved into the rocks.
The Lycian style sarcophagus grave now in the middle of the main street at the centrum is a symbol of this antique Lycian city. Kas harbor provides a breath taking stop for the yachts and boats alike. There are daily boat trips to the antique Kekova-Kale-Uc Agiz region starting out from Kas harbor. There are also cruises to the Greek island Meis across the harbor.
There are excellent restaurants, terrace bars and tea gardens, pretty cobbled streets and alleyways abundant with exclusive shops, craft centres and beaches in the town or a short drive away. You can enjoy a traditional Turkish massage, hamman or even experience a visit to the barbers where a haircut, shave and neck massage are all part of the deal.
There is a famous market on a Friday where you can practise your haggling down to a fine art and enjoy all the fresh produce direct from the local mountain villages. The town itself has many historical remains to explore and the Kas Amphitheatre is a perfect place to watch the sun go down when the collection of cliff tombs come alive to light up at night!
There are also many cultural and fascinating trips to enjoy including the sunken city of Kekova and for the active, scuba diving, sea kayaking and even paragliding. For those who need to keep in touch with work or home there are a number of well appointed Internet Cafes situated in the town centre providing life Internet access and communication.
Kas is simply a wonderful area of unspoilt Turkey.
Activities in Kas
Paragliding in Kas The exciting sport of paragliding is enhanced by the thrill of flying over beautiful coastal scenery. The launch is from the hill behind Kaş, and at an altitude of 1000 m.
The descent takes around 30 minutes. Your flight will give you a bird's eye view of the Old Town of Kas and its harbor, the peninsula and, of course, the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Meğisti).
Your safety is paramount and ensured by experienced pilots who fly 4 times a day, every day, taking all sorts of passengers on this amazing adventure. Every passenger is briefed and issued with a helmet and flying suit, and all pilots carry reserve chutes and communication systems. There is no flight if there is any meteorological contra-indication on any given day.
Diving As one of the Mediterranean's best diving destinations, Kaş amazes you with its unusual shore formations, ancient and modern wrecks, reefs, canyons and large caves. The rocky reefs have been chosen as "the best in Turkey" by the Turkish diver community. With its peculiar shore formations, ancient and modern wrecks, amphoras from ancient civilizations, reefs, canyons and large caves, Kaş is internationally recognized as an amazing dive destination, and one of the best in the Mediterranean. Its rocky reefs have been chosen as "the best in Turkey" by the Turkish diver community.
The crystal clear turquoise sea, purified by local currents, offers excellent diving conditions. You can also enjoy the exceptional fauna and flora, rich in Mediterranean and "lessepsian" species coming from the Red Sea. You may be the first one to notice a new arrival in one of your dives! Turtles will very often swim with you; even the very scarce and protected Mediterranean monk seals are sometimes present.
Water temperature: Between 19°C (January) and 29°C (August).
Kekova Sea Kayaking The exciting alternative to explore the famous Kekova region. At your own pace, paddle over the Sunken City and avoid the tourist rush hour. The exciting alternative to explore the famous Kekova region. At your own pace, paddle over the Sunken City and avoid the tourist rush hour. Now an island, Kekova was once joined to the mainland but it suffered a series of earthquakes and these geological influences rendered it a city six metres below the sea.
The area is off-limits to swimmers and divers, so kayaking is the closest you can get to the underwater foundations, walls and mosaics dating back 2000 years. The group often disembarks at the village of Simena, inaccessible by road and surmounted by a castle with brilliant 360° views.
You will drive to Üçağız village, which takes about 45 minutes. A BCU-certified guide will inform you about the technical points of kayaking. You will then paddle over the Sunken City, Tersane Bay and Simena, where there is an optional visit to the castle. After a late lunch in Üçağız village, you will drive back at about 3 PM.
You will need to bring sun protection, swimsuit, towel, dry clothes, sun hat, sunglasses on a string, and shoes you don't mind getting wet.
Meis (Kastellorizo) A very pleasant day trip to a tiny Dodecanese island with a population of a couple hundred, sitting opposite the harbor of Kas. In the day time you could think it is uninhabited; and at night however, the lights of the houses, shops and restaurants along the promenade twinkle enticingly across the bay. Itinerary
10.00: Leave Kas for Meis. 10.20: Arrive at Meis. Clear customs. 15.30: Leave Meis for Kas. 15.50: Arrive at Kas. Clear customs.
There is quite a lot to see here. The harbor area is charming with a warren of alleys and houses behind the pretty watershops and restaurants. The churches dedicated to a variety of St Georges provide landmarks to find your way around, but you do not need to know much to enjoy the atmosphere
Please note that the services provided during this trip are limited with the transportation of passengers from Kas to Meis and Meis to Kas; and assistance with customs and passport formalities.
Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to provide a valid passport and/ or visas if necessary. While we assure you that we do our best to assist passengers in such situations, Latebreaks cannot be held responsible for problems that may arise due to lack of valid passports and/ or visas if necessary.