Main Attractions in Kas

Due to its historical backdrop, the small town of Kas boasts of quite a few ancient treasures. Just in the center of Kas, there lies a Lycian Sarcophagus. On the west lies a well-preserved amphitheater of the Hellenistic period, which is still in use. The monumental lion's tomb with its magnificent 4th century BC sculpted carvings is a feast the eye. There are a number of Lycian rock tombs in and around the town, particularly in the Northwest and the relics of the ancient town walls near the shore.

Kas does not lag behind in natural treasures and boasts of the best pebbly beaches like Kucukcakil, Buyuk Cakil, Akca germe, etc. The beach of Limangazi, which can be reached by a boat, is beautiful and serene. This beach is surrounded by a tiny cove with Olive trees. You will also be mesmerized by the unperturbed beauty of nature in the small beach of Kaputan, which lies below 192 rocky steps from the road level.

Among the nearby attractions of Kas, Kekova is a well-known tourist spot. Kekova is the coastline amidst Kas and Kale and is interposed with no less than 17 historic sites - many of whose historical names are not yet known. Some conspicuous remnants include primeval farmsteads, Lycian fortresses, fortified settlements, etc.

There are also the remains of a mysterious civilization around Kekova Island, which lies just beneath the water surface and can be viewed from glass-bottomed boats.

Elmali is another picturesque spot, which lies at an altitude of 3,936ft in the Tauras Mountain. Surrounded by the cedar and pine forests, the region of Elmali Ovasi boasts of several villages, which house the ancient wood grain stores. The region is also known for its archaeological treasures.

A 13th century shipwreck that has been discovered in the south of Kas is a major tourist attraction. Turkish and American undersea archaeologists discovered it in 1984 and found priceless bronze relics in the ship.

Simena is a place that lies on the eastern peninsula of Tristomas Bay and it is primarily famous for its medieval castle that overlooks the tiny hamlet of Kale├╝├žagiz. The base of the castle is built on an ancient citadel.

Other attractions include the town of Andriake (where river Andrekos meets the plane of Kale), port town of Finike (dotted with beautiful beaches), Myra/Kale, etc.