The town of Kas was built around the ancient Antiphellos remains and is surrounded by lofty, rocky cliffs. Over the years, it has developed from a little port to a main tourist attraction and the region second main resort. The city has a rocky coastline providing unrestricted access to the Mediterraneans gleaming waters. Kas is simply filled with contradicting aspects like mountain and sea, ancient ruins and modern buildings.
According to the history, Kas is actually a small port which is situated at
the Lycia southern tip in the Antalya region. During the Lycia ancient times,
originally Kas was called Habesos and later in the years, it was renamed
Antiphellos. It was a small port town which was once an unspoiled fishing
village and boasts of among the Lycia oldest settlements. A breakwater protected
the ancient harbor of the town and Kas was serving as the Pinarbesi and Phellos
The little town of Kas boasts several ancient treasures because of its historical setting. Located in the Kas centre is Lycian Sarcophagus. On the west of Kas is where the Hellenistic period well-preserved amphitheater situated. With its amazing 4th century BC sculpted carvings; the monumental tomb of the lion is an amazing ancient touch within the city. Also found in and around the town, there are many Lycian rock tombs which most particularly found in the Northwest and the ancient town walls near the shore
Kas is a place where you can experience all at once; the amazing wonders of forest, sea, history and art. It is a place where you will be able to satisfy your desire just by discovering several unspoiled areas. Kas is a little town filled with bunch of houses all around the main street and teahouses where tourists and fishermen go for a relaxing time while exchanging stories.
For sightseeing around Kas, there are many historical places to visit such as Trysa; Theimussa (Uçagiz) which is 34 kms heading Kaş which is Lycian oldest city which now houses Lycian ancient inscriptions and tombs. You can rent out a boat, if you are planning to go to Kekova. Kekova is the area of amazing bays, ancient cities and islands. Kekova is very famous for the Apollonia which is sunken city located along the island shore.
Kas is also a perfect place for trekking since it is fully surrounded by high mountains. You can visit the ancient remains and remote villages while climbing up to catch a glimpse of perfect sceneries high above these mountains. Mount Kizlar Sivrisi measures about 3086 m and Mount Akdag is at 3030 m high. These mountains are fit for professional climbing. For those who rather spend days on high breathing air, then Yesil Gol High Meadows, Uçarsa and Gömbe are the beast places to stay. Some other attractions in Kas also include the Andriake town where Andrekos River meets the Kale
Plane and the Finike town which are filled with beautiful beaches.