4 Top Activities in Kas, Turkey

Located on the outward southern curve of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, Kas is an unspoiled little fishing village.  While tourists visit this charming settlement, it still has not given into the usual tourist frills.

 Its lush and lovely mountains are decorated with enchanting houses and winding roads which leads to the gorgeous and crystal clear beach.

With picture postcard scenery, you can often see trailing vines of fuchsia bougainvillea flowers overflowing from market fronts and terraces in homes.

Besides its breathtaking views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the village, there are many things to do and see.

Here are four activities you won’t want to miss.

Big Pebble Beach

This is actually a smaller beach with very large pebbles. It is about a five minute drive from Kas or 20 minute walk. In the summer there is dolmus service (a minibus and less expensive than a taxi) which runs about every hour.

There are many restaurants and plenty of chairs for those wanting to just absorb the turquoise water or let your mind wander and relax.

Ancient Treasures

Going back to the 4th Century BC, the Lions Tomb is the most photographed site in Kas.

Located right in the center of this town, this ancient tomb is carved from a single block of stone which reveals rare Lycian inscriptions (one of the few which exists).

Another site to see is the 4000 seat Hellenistic Theater which is 700 years old and often is a site for small concerts by local musicians.

This overlooks the glorious sea and if you climb to the top you will get a photo perfect view.

Diving

Be sure to pack your water gear as Kas is probably known as one of the best places for scuba diving and other water sports such as canoeing and paragliding.

With average temperatures and breathtaking blue water, you can easily locate a diving site which range from caves to underwater canyons.

One particular site of interest is the Uluburun shipwreck.  Researchers say this wreck happened about six miles of the coast of Kas and dates back nearly 2500 years!

With more than 25 sites available for diving, you can find locations which provide scuba diving lessons.  There are also plenty of places that rent diving equipment if you can’t fit yours in your luggage.

Kalekoy Harbour

This small harbor is accessible by boat. A must to see, it offers a castle in which when you walk to the top, it offers unimaginable views.

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6 Responses to 4 Top Activities in Kas, Turkey

  1. Tom September 11, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    This is where is did my discover dive years ago while sailing the coast of Turkey. I’m a dive instructor now. Good memories about this place. :)

    • AsWeTravel September 11, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      That’s awesome, Tom! It’s amazing how certain places make you nostalgic.

  2. Andi September 11, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    That beach looks awesome!

  3. Rebecca September 16, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    this place looks beautiful! I love Turkey! and whilst I spent only a week there I found there was just so many hidden places to be explored!

  4. Tayllor October 19, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    I had never really considered Turkey as a big item on my travel to-do list, but I will now! It sounds like a great place to go and visit, especially because it is so untouched by the effects of tourism. The historical significance of ancient treasures being thousands of years old is so interesting to me and I would the chance to see it some day. Keep it coming on the more obscure locations; I’d love to add more to my list!

  5. Gaurav Sahoo October 22, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I just wonder !! what a place surrounding with beautiful greenery . Feel awesome