About Kas

About Kas

81km (50 miles) southeast of Fethiye; 229km (142 miles) southwest of Antalya; 25km (15 miles) east of Kalkan; 109km (68 miles) southeast of Dalaman Airport.

At only 25km (15 miles) and 20 minutes apart, Kas and Kalkan share the same stunning coast of broken rocky coastline, so whether you base yourself in one or the other depends on your individual character and travel style (tours from one include pickups in the other). Kas established itself as the more popular of the two in the 1960s and 1970s, first as a "hippie" hangout and later, as another ideal stopping point for yachts and gulets on the Blue Voyage. The town met demand by transforming itself from a small fishing village into a resort town. Yet in spite of the ebbs and flows of tourism that have left many hotels in dire need of TLC, Kas still retains a certain small-town charm, with narrow cobblestone streets, incredible coastal views, and some of the most lovely and creative boutiques the Mediterranean has to offer. The town is built around the sparse remains of ancient Antiphellos, which left behind a few scattered rock tombs, a Greek theater, and an unanticipated monumental sarcophagus featuring four lions' heads at the upper end of one of Kas's narrow shopping streets.

As the definition of a beach resort goes, Kas falls somewhat short. But what Kas lacks in proper beaches, it makes up for with rocky access to crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Kas is also an optimal jumping-off point for trips to Kekova, Myra, and some of the regions' best undiscovered mountain villages. The abundance of outdoorsy activities around Kas has also helped to maintain its reputation as a relaxed, satisfying, and generally inexpensive holiday destination.


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