“The Pretty Eyebrow Town”.
Where is Kas?
The small town of Kas is perched on a hillside that runs down to the Turquoise Coast in southwestern Turkey. The literal translation of Kas into English means eyebrow. The town is situated on the coast in a bay that resembles an eyebrow in shape is probably how it derived its name.
A quiet, pleasant, laid back town. Overlooking the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea.
Kas has narrow stone streets crammed with pretty craft shops, cafes, and restaurants. Flowering bougainvillea dangling from terraces, making the streets look beautiful with a splash of shocking pink.
Our journey from Oludeniz to Kas was on the bus.
During our time in Kas, we chose to stay at the Ceylan Boutique House booked through Hotels.com.
A charming, spacious apartment with a kitchenette and balcony. Located only 5 mins walk from the town centre
Places of interest
Kas Old Town
One of the great charms about Kas is that it is impossible to get lost. Being on a hillside, if you are unsure where you are, go down the hill until you get to the sea. Exploring the quaint town is really fun.
Whether you are browsing the local craft shops, frequenting the cafes and restaurants, or just mesmerised by the architecture of the town. Every corner turned unveils yet another gem, making for hours spent meandering through the narrow stone streets.
Watch the world go by while sitting in one of the many cafes off Republic Square.
Eat seafood in some of the excellent restaurants and just relax, getting into the local pace of life. We enjoyed a very nice evening meal in L’Apero restaurant. Take a stroll all the way along the front until you get to the helipad. Offering some lovely views of Kas.
Antiphellos Ancient City Theatre
Antiphellos Ancient City Ancient Theatre is only about a 10 minute walk from the main town and is well worth the visit. There is no entry fee and you can roam around to your heart’s content. Climbing to the top offers some commanding views out across the sea and town.
Swimming is possible from the main town area, which is mainly rocky. There is only one tiny stone beach within the town. Access into the sea from all of the hotel “beaches” is via ladders from jetties they have along the rocky seafront. Most of these hotel jetties are chargeable, or you have to eat or drink at the hotel to be able to use them.
There are further beaches outside the town should you want to travel to them.
Days trips are also available to the Greek island of Meis.