Turkey has long been a favourite with tourists, not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for the abundance of cultural attractions. Its fascinating heritage and ancient history can be discovered around every corner and down every backstreet in the cities, towns and villages.
Kas, a town with a picturesque harbour set along the Turquoise Coast, may be relatively small, but it’s certainly memorable. Embraced by a diverse landscape – with the azure waters of the Mediterranean as its outlook and the wooded mountains, dotted with fruit plantations and hiking trails, as its backdrop, its appeal is wide-ranging to visitors looking to relax, explore and delve into its culture.
Soak Up the Charm and Culture of Kas
After you’ve soaked up its lively, friendly ambience by simply wandering around the resort town, you might want to explore a little deeper. Here’s an overview of Kas’ highlights.
History and Culture
There’s history and culture seeping from its very pores, and on a stroll through the town you’ll encounter numerous classical relics that tell the storied past of the first settlers – the Greeks. In the surrounding region there are temples and monuments in various states of ruin that are fascinating to visit. Over the years the entire area has been a place of great interest to archaeologists, who have uncovered the ruins of several ancient towns.
One of the major historical attractions of the town is the impressive stone sarcophagus, known as the Lion’s Tomb. It presides on a hilltop behind the town, which also affords wonderful views over the Mediterranean.
Just a short, easy walk out of town is the Antiphellos (amphitheatre), which dates back to the first century BC and makes a wonderful place from which to watch a spectacular sunrise or sunset. While there, take the opportunity to ruminate on its Hellenistic history – back to the days when it held up to 4,000 spectators. It’s in remarkably good condition and is well worth a visit.
Throughout the charming streets of the town there are lots of quirky little shops and boutiques where you can pick up some local handicrafts, souvenirs, silver jewellery, ceramics, leather goods, handmade shoes, artworks and antiques.
The main bazaar is called Uzun Çarşı Caddesi, and lines both sides of one of the larger streets, and there’s also several smaller markets where traders sell everything from fresher than fresh seafood to locally-grown fruit. If you’re particularly interested in purchasing some local art, Tuğra Art Gallery is a very authentic place to go.
Get into the Outdoors!
Kas is an absolute dream destination for anyone who likes getting out into the great outdoors, and the surrounding region is superb for hiking (it makes up part of the famous Lycian Way).
Sea kayaking is a brilliant way to see the coastline from a different angle, and you can get out and about either on your own or as part of a tour. A favourite spot to kayak is the nearby island of Kekova, where you can view the underwater ruins of a submerged city from the surface.
There are few better ways of soaking up the fresh air than on the beach, and the area offers plenty for your pleasure. While the town itself doesn’t really have an accessible beach, as such (although the waters are good for diving or snorkelling), along the coastline very close by there are lots of small coves which offer safe swimming. The most renowned beach in the region is the 20 km stretch at nearby Patara, or you can visit Liman Ağzı (a few kilometres away) or the very popular Kaputaş Beach, on the road to Kalkan,
Where to Stay
Golden Rose Otelcilik: Offering an outstanding location just 1km from the beach, this lovely apartment offers panoramic views of the mountains and ocean. Appointed with stylish interiors, it features a well-equipped kitchen, plenty of space, and a lovely terrace to relax, dine and take in the surroundings.
Sole Suites: Overlooking the town and taking in far-reaching views over the Mediterranean, these suites offer beautifully decorated rooms appointed with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. You can choose to book a suite with a terrace to enjoy the views, and the location is within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
Kuytu Terrace: Cool, spacious and just 400m from the beautiful beach, the accommodation in this hospitable establishment is ideally situated to take in the delights of the cultural attractions of Kas. Comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast make this the perfect home from home in Kas.
How to Get There
Getting to a relaxing break in Kas is relatively straightforward. The most convenient place to fly into is Dalaman Airport (DLM), which has a flight time of just over 4 hours from the UK. Numerous airlines offer flights on the route from London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, and there’s a good range of arrival times to suit your needs.
The most convenient way to get the rest of the way to your destination is by pre-booking a transfer from Dalaman Airport to Kas with Shuttle Direct. One of our friendly drivers will meet you and get you directly to Kas so you can start your holiday without delay.
London, UK to Dalaman Airport (DLM): 4h, 17 minutes
Shuttle Direct Transfer from Dalaman Airport to Kas: Approx. 2hrs, 15 minutes.
Types of Transfer
Whatever kind of Dalaman airport transfer you’re looking for, rest assured, at Shuttle Direct we can help! No matter your budget or style of travel, we’ll have a Kas transfer to suit.
Taxi: A pre-booked airport taxi from Dalaman to Kas provides an easy and stress free way to get right to the door of your accommodation. Book online before you leave and your airport transfer will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Shuttle Bus: One of the most cost-effective and reliable ways to get from Dalaman Airport to Kas is on a shared shuttle bus. Because you travel with other passengers, the cost is shared – and you’ll also have the opportunity to make some new friends.
Private Transfer: If you’re looking for comfort, convenience and a touch of luxury, why not start your holiday right with a private transfer from Dalaman Airport to Kas? You’ll be met at the airport and transported right to the door of your accommodation.
Minibus Transfer: Finally, if you’re travelling with a group of family or friends, a minibus option might be a good option. The benefits of this kind of airport transfer are that you’ll all be able to travel in one vehicle and there’ll be no problems fitting in your luggage, as well.
Choosing the Right Transfer
Before you choose your transfer from Dalaman Airport to Kas, it helps to define your priorities – whether they’re centred around cost or if you’re more concerned with comfort and convenience.
Cost: If you’ve got an eye on your budget and travelling with other passengers doesn’t phase you, the best and most cost-effective option for you would be a shared shuttle.
Convenience: If, however, you’re prepared to pay more for the benefits and convenience of travelling on your own, a door-to-door service with a private transfer from Dalaman Airport to Kas will give you the luxury you’re looking for.
About Shuttle Direct
Shuttle Direct is a well-respected provider of convenient and affordable airport transfers to and from destinations all around the world. Our friendly, experienced drivers have valuable local knowledge, so they’ll get you to wherever you need to go in the quickest, most comfortable way. Whether you’re looking for a luxury private transfer or a budget friendly shared shuttle, Shuttle Direct has what you want!