Kas (KASH), once an unspoiled fishing village, is now a relatively unspoiled tourist town on the southern bulge of Turkey's Mediterranean coast two hours' drive southeast of Fethiye and three hours' drive southwest of Antalya.
Kas is a relaxed harbour town, which until recently was relatively untouched by tourism. It is now becoming a firm favourite with older couples, who love its laid back atmosphere. Recently, it has also become a magnet for those seeking a taste of adventure, as it is a big centre for scuba diving and also offers activities such as trekking, canoeing, canyoning and horse riding.
Scuba Diving in Kas
Its charm comes from Kas's unhurried ambience. Because it is hours away from the Mediterranean's two major airports (Antalya and Dalaman), it gets fewer visitors than towns that are more quickly accessible.
Wooden Ottoman houses, their balconies bright with bougainvillea, overhang the narrow streets, home to shops, bars and restaurants. As you wander, you may come across the ancient sarcophagus, which is a remnant of the ancient city of Antiphellos, whose well preserved theatre has also survived to the present day.
There are a number of pebble beaches in the surrounding bays. The stunning Cukurbag Peninsula, just outside the town, has recently become home to a number of sophisticated boutique hotels.
Kaputas Beach, Kas