Hidden Gems

Escape to beautiful Kas when you hire a yacht in Turkey

By Jenny Wilson
on  September 16, 2016

It may not be as well known as its neighbouring Kalkan, but the town of Kas is definitely worth a visit when you hire a yacht to travel along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. This charming port is not only a great place to visit in its own right but also makes a convenient base from which to explore several nearby sites.

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The town itself is built on the site of the ancient city of Antiphellos, with some remains still to be admired here. More recently Kas thrived as a fishing village and it retains much of its authentic appeal. While away a couple of hours simply wandering among the whitewashed buildings of the town, admiring the cliff tombs and appreciating the dramatic mountainous backdrop.

This part of the coast is popular with divers keen to explore the sunken ruins at nearby Kekova; in addition, there are numerous wreck diving spots to enjoy. Whilst the beaches cannot complete with the endless golden sands of Patara, they are ideal if you fancy a cooling dip during your visit.

Kas is perfectly situated if you want to take in some of the most notable attractions in this part of Turkey. The legacy of the ancient Lycian civilisation is all around, with Letoon, Xanthos, Tlos and Patara all within easy reach.

Quietly charming, Kas is the ideal stopover from which to explore the surrounding area and relax away from bustling tourist resorts.

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