"Busy place." Top 5 Page for this destination Kas by Tdiver

Kas Travel Guide: 158 reviews and 561 photos

A brief history.

Habesos is the earliest name of the ancient city but it is more normally called Antiphellos as it was the harbour of ancient Phellos.Findings show settlement back to the 4th century B.C.
It reached its height during the Roman and Byzantine periods and was famous for its sponges.
The Seljuks renamed it Andifli when they ruled the area but it has been called Kas meaning eyebrow or something curved since the Ottomans took over.

Lots going on.

It seems the square down by the Marina is the place to hang out and with its glut of bars,cafes and shops it seems a good idea. Diving is my best reason for coming here with lots of dive sites to choose from and as most centres come back at lunchtime, you can dive just the morning or afternoon.
My Kalkan pages have the archaeological sites on to go and visit in the local area and some of the nearby beaches.
Popular is a trip across to the Greek island of Kastellorizo or Meis in Turkish, or a glass bottomed boat trip down to Kekova.
Popular and most shady place in the centre is Noel Baba tea house/cafe, serves most drinks and snacks.

Local Government web site is just in Turkish at present WEB SITE

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to occupy yourself and cheap.
  • Cons:More people,more noise.
  • In a nutshell:Worth a few days in town.
  • Last visit to Kas: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 24, 2009 at 2:51 AM

    Oh dear, sounds like Kas is no longer the lovely traditional town it used to be!!!

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    Mar 18, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    Great page here. Kas is one of my top favourite destination for summer. Thanks for sharing. I liked the tips and photos. Bora


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