Kas was originally established as the Ancient Lycian port of Antiphellos and therefore has an established harbour which, although it obviously caters for tourists, still retains it’s Turkish character.
From the harbour, you can take a variety of boat trips, from a visit to the Greek island of Meis only 40 minutes away, to trips to Kekova with it’s sunken city or simply enjoy a lazy day out at sea stopping off at fabulous coves to snorkel and than enjoy some delicious Turkish salads and BBQ cooked on board.
In Kas, as well as shops selling an exciting array of colourful Turkish carpets & rugs you will find shops selling “Designer Labels”, leather goods, shoes, jewellery, clothes, Iznik style ceramics, spices, Turkish Delights and plenty more.
Near the Square, with Kemal Ataturk’s statue, there are the Tea Gardens which are predominantly Turkish. Here, you will see people playing backgammon and cards whilst opposite there are the Café Gardens, consisting of a number of cafés and bars. All around this area there are many restaurants and shops. Nearby the steep Silk Road, that leads up to the landmark Lycian Lion Tomb, has a variety of shops selling jewellery, clothes, leather, carpets, ceramics etc.
At the top of this road there are yet more cafés and restaurants … in fact, you will find these all over Kas! Many of the bars have dancing that continues well into the early hours. Kas is quiet during the day as most people are out sightseeing, swimming, relaxing etc. but as the evening draws in so Kas comes alive. From about 7.30 onwards the bars and cafes start to fill and by 9.00 everyone has emerged to enjoy the Kas night life – shopping, eating, drinking in the bars and listening to music.
Kas caters for all ages! One feature of Turkey is the Turkish food … it is said that there are 3 great cuisines in the World … French, Chinese and Turkish and certainly in Kas you will find plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants. The quality of the food is always good and reasonably priced. If you have a particularly large appetite, try Evy’s French Restaurant … but be warned, you will not finish your food! Alternatively, try the Cinarlar Restaurant, which specialises in both Italian Pizzas and the traditional Turkish Pide and represents great value for money Of course, all this food requires supplies and this is obtained from both the local shops in Kas and the Friday Market that serves the whole region. Here, you will find not only an abundance of vegetables and spices but also “Designer Label” merchandise, leather, clothes etc.