Tourist Places to Visit in Kas, Turkey, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Kas, Turkey, Europe

Kas is a tourist favor town as well as a district situated in the province of Antalya in Turkey, around 190 km southwest of the Antalya city and 670 km southwest of Antalya, the capital of Turkey. It is famous for fishing, diving and yachting activities during the summer months. Kas has also gained popularity from its historical sites, especially from Hellenistic theatre and the production of oranges, lemons and bananas.

Tourism is the pillar of the economy of Kas. Kas is geographically positioned between 36°12′ N latitude and 29°38′ E longitude, spanning over an area of 1,866.80 sq. km.


History of Kas:

According to the archeological history, the Lycians were the founder of Kas and during their period, Kas was called as Habesos. As like most other Turkish towns and cities, Kas also came under the reign of Greeks and Romans. The tourism sector of Kas began to grow in the early 1990s with the visit of UK and Germany tourists.


Getting Kas:

Kas is served by Dalaman Airport and Antalya Airport, situated around 180 km and 190 km from Kas respectively. Both of these airports have international connections but the latter one is one of the largest airports in Turkey. Taxis are always accessible at the above airports and bus service is also available between the airports and Kas.

Kas is also linked to the Istanbul city by direct overnight bus services.


Shopping and Food in Kas:

There are shops limited in Kas, those who want have memorable shopping experience can drive towards Fethiye (around 100 km) or Antalya (200 km).

Restaurants are abundant in Kas with upgraded international menus. Some of the best restaurants in Ka are listed below:

  • Bahçe Restaurant
  • Papillon Bistro
  • Mussakka Restaurant
  • Blue Marlin Fish & Meze
  • Korsan Fish Restaurant


Things to do in Kas:

  • Scuba diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Day tours


Places of interest in Kas:


Historic sites in Kas:

Including Hellenistic theatre, Kas houses many historically important sites and there are also many antique cities like Phellos, Istlada, Apollonia, Nisa, Kandyba and Isinda, located in the vicinity of Kas.


Scuba dive spots in Kas:

Kas is one of the best scuba diving spots in Turkey with around 15 centres. Among scuba dive spots in different locations, Kemal Tufan sculptured undersea sculpture of a shark is a typical one.



Kekova is an island, situated around 45 km away from Kas where visitors can see the ruins of historic cities and ships sunk under the sea. Kekova is also famous for sea kayaking. Exploring it through a guided tour would be better.


Kaputaş Beach:

The Kaputaş Beach is located 20 km away from the centre of Kas. This natural beauty is reachable from Kas by private vehicle. There are few permanent shops at the beach, so packing some food from the town would be better.


Patara Beach:

The Patara Beach is the Mediterranean region’s one of the longest beaches with a length of 18 kilometers. It is situated on the Turkish Riviera, around 40 away from Kas.

List of other places of interest in and around Kas includes:

  • Kalkan Harbor
  • Caybogazi Baraji
  • Lycian Way
  • Palm Beach Club
  • Blue Marlin Watersports
  • Saklikent Gorge
  • Gemiler Island
  • Selale Yaka Park
  • Fethiye Museum
  • Seahorse Diving Centre
  • Desperado Horse Ranch
  • Xanthos – Lycian Antique City
  • Pinara Antique City
  • Butterfly Valley
  • Downtown Fethiye


Best time to visit Kas:

Due to the presence of many spectacular beaches, visitors can choose any summer month between May and September to visit Kas in Turkey.


Accommodation options in Kas:

Hotels in Kas range from budget options to star rated hotels with different latest facilities like spa, sauna, internet connectivity, food on request, doctor on call service, arrangement of vehicle for local travel and fitness centre. The reputed hotels in and around Kas are as follows:

  • Aphrodite Pansiyon
  • Ani Pension
  • Ateş Pension
  • Arpia Hotel
  • Medusa Hotel
  • Gardenia Boutique Hotel
  • Hotel Villa Kaş
  • Oreo Hotel
  • Kaş Camping
  • Likya Residence and Spa
  • Hotel Fidanka houses
  • Hotel Zinbad
  • Hotel Dionysia
  • Korsan Apartments
  • Papermoon Hotel & Apartments

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