Delightfully situated among towering vertical cliffs, Kas is the region's second major resort, and although lacking in idyllic stretches of beach, the dramatic rocky coastline creates easy access to clear and unpolluted Mediterranean waters; and an abundance of outdoor activities, and a lively nightlife have maintained its reputation as a satisfying holiday destination.
It is the centre for glass-bottomed boat trips to the sunken cities around Kekova Island from where remains of mysterious civilisations can be viewed just below the surface of the water, and visits can be arranged to the surrounding archaeological sites at Demre, Myra and the Xanthos Valley.
The town is built around the remains of ancient Antiphellos, and there are ruins of a Hellenistic theatre, the monumental Lion Tomb, and some hillside rock tombs in and around the town. Despite the tourist development of what was once a simple fishing village, Kas still preserves its small-town charm, with narrow cobbled streets and novel boutique shops.
A resort with something for everyone. Not as lively or noisy as Marmaris or Alanya, it nevertheless has enough nightlife to keep younger people happy, while more mature couples, seeking something quieter, can find peace in hotels away from the centre. This is a year-round resort with particularly low humidity.
The accommodation here offers a few larger hotels, which supplement the many small family concerns of above-average standard.
Kas is in south west Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast (80 mls SE of Fethiye, 110 mls SE of Dalaman airport). It is set on the edge of a steep incline within a sheltered coastline, facing the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo); the village nestles between small, rugged, steep-sided mountains sweeping down to the sea.