Kas is a small fishing village in the Antalya Province of Turkey. Kas is surrounded by mountains, that are said to mimic human figures in a laying position, for example Yatam Adam, meaning ‘sleeping man’. With a typical Mediterranean climate Kas not only serves as a small sailing marina, but also as an agriculture center. The crops range from lemons, oranges and bananas to cut flowers, honey, almonds and pine forests. Kas is a popular departure point for Blue Cruises along the Turquoise Coast.
Although Kas is located on the Teke peninsular, commonly inhabited since the stone ages, it is thought that Kas was first discovered by the Lycians. The town was originally known as Habesos or Habesa and given the name Antiphellos by the ancient Greeks. Antiphellos is thought to have gained its reputation in the Lycian period as a port town, sustaining its significance through to the Roman period, where it was famous for exporting timber and sponges.
Unfortunately the town suffered from Arab incursions and was annexed to the Seljuks. When the Seljuks fell apart, the Ottoman Empire took over control. After the First World War and the exchange of populations, the majority of the population, which were of Greek decent, returned to Greece.
Since Kas was founded on the ancient town of Antiphellos, there is a monumental tomb, a Lycian sarcophagus mounted on a high base. Kas used to be filled with many of these sarcophagi, but over the years they have been broken up to be used as building materials throughout the town. Another renowned Lycian ruin is The Sunken City, in the Gokkaya Bay.
There is also a theatre, only 500 metres outside of the main square.
Besides the ruins, Kas offers a great diversity of adventure activities. These include; paragliding, river rafting and trekking through the countless mountains behind the coast. Kas is also known as one of the leading spots for diving in Turkey, with many diving schools and scuba diving lessons on offer. There are many underwater caves, ancient ship wrecks and a beautiful array of fish and other sea creatures, including octopi and dolphins.
A clean, comfortable, family run hotel, ideal for exploring the town of Kas, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat, within walking distance of plenty of shops, restaurants and other attraction.
An elegant, mediterranean style building in a picturesque location, this hotel offers modern rooms, sea views and recreational activities within a few minutes of the central square.