Kaş is one of the few great places to leave yourself to the calm of the sea and make your thoughts migrate from this world. It is a wonder of the earth where you can spend your hours in front of its fascinating view, you can travel to the past with its historical structure, you can feel the sweetest shades of the sea and the sun. Kas, which turns the dream of every person into reality, is a district where you will want to go back again and again.
Kaş district of Antalya, whose population is 57.123 according to 2017 data, is located in the westernmost part of the province. Kaş is about 190 km from Antalya city center. Turkey extends along the southern coast and the coast length is 70 km. Meis Island, located in the Mediterranean Sea across Kaş, creates a magnificent view for those in Kaş. The district, which has an area of 2.231 km2, is neighbor with Greece due to Meis Island. Even though there are places where terrestrial climate is observed in its high parts, the Mediterranean climate generally prevails.
The people of the district make their livelihood mostly by operating hotels and motels. Other economic activities are the evaluation of agricultural lands (vegetables, fruits), floristry, fisheries, etc.
Places to Visit in Kas
The beach is located in the area of Kalkan district, which is one of the most famous beaches in Turkey. The beach, located in a bay surrounded by rocks, is famous for its turquoise water. In addition, the beach has a cold water due to spring waters flowing from under the coast. The entrance of this beach, which is among the blue flag beaches, is free. The beach, which you can reach by descending about 200 steps, welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists every year.
And one of its most beautiful features is the sunset. If you had the opportunity to watch the fascinating beauty of the sunset, you are lucky. Because the sunset in Patara is one of the most beautiful sunsets you can watch. Also, powder-thin sands and dunes are beautiful enough to host films. In short, Patara beach takes you to a different world with its lighthouse, sand, sunset and theater.
Big Pebble Beach
It is a quiet and uniquely beautiful beach located in a bay approximately 2 km east of the district. As the name suggests, the beach, which is full of pebbles, has a cold water due to spring waters. The beach, which is quieter and deserted than other beaches, also has a few nice businesses where you can spend time in the evening.
Antiphellos Ancient City
It was named Antiphellos because it was established opposite the city founded under the name of Phellos during the time of the Lycians. And over time, Phellos has succeeded in leaving the city behind in every respect. There is also an ancient theater inside and this is the only solid building you can see. When you reach the top of the theater, the magnificent view of Meis and Kaş await you.
Kekova Sunken City
Kekova, also known as Geyikova, is located near the Demre district of Antalya, but transportation is provided from Kaş. The island with a surface area of 4.5 km2 is visited only for tourism purposes. Kekova has an image that captivates visitors due to the earthquakes and historical ruins that are under water with the formation of underground movements. When you go for a boat tour in this region, the stairs that appear under water, the historical ruins will offer you the opportunity to watch an underwater exhibition from above. Also, when you go to Kekova, do not forget to see Simena Ancient City.
A bay that is the hidden paradise of Kaş. It is an exquisite beauty place where you can rest in the shade of olive trees and leave yourself in the cool and deep blue waters. Blanca Beach, which has been built in this cove in recent years, offers good services to its visitors. Apart from that, there are many hostels that can stay in the surrounding area.
Patara Ancient City
The ancient city, which is 40 km away from the center of Kas, was established on a large area near Gelemiş Village. Patara Lighthouse, which has been able to survive for 2000 years, considered one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, is located in this ancient city. The ancient city, which ends with Patara beach, which has the title of the most beautiful beach in the world, has many more features of a national nature. You can also see rare caretta carettas on the beach. Patara theater with a capacity of 10.000 people is worth seeing in the ancient city, where natural beauties meet you intact.
Saklikent Canyon (Gorge)
Saklıkent canyon, which is a natural park, is 18 km long and 6 km of it is suitable for walking. Saklıkent safari tours are also available for those who want to experience adventure. The canyon is entered with a wooden bridge of approximately 100 meters and there are restaurants where you can spend time at the entrance, where you can put your feet in the water and eat fish. This canyon tour is not suitable for the elderly and children. In addition, you should not have many items to carry with you during the trip. Because during the trip, you will suddenly encounter pits or have to climb rocks. That’s why you need to buy sea shoes instead of slippers and prepare yourself for an adventurous journey in advance.
It is located 20 km from the center of Kas. Kalkan, which has become the most favorite resort of Kas, is a romantic town famous for its nature, calmness, calmness and modest looking but luxurious villas for many years. The town, which also has a significant British population, is also known for its proximity to Patara. The beauty and length of the beaches in Kalkan are some of the features that attract tourists to Kalkan in recent years. Kalkan is a place where especially those who want to have a calm and private holiday can rent a villa or enjoy the view of nature and the sea in the villa pool or spend time on the magnificent beaches of Kalkan.