This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kaş. To help you make friends with Kaş before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kaş is located in the southwestern part of Turkey, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. For most of its history, it has been a quiet fishing town and is therefore relatively unspoilt and has only recently become a popular tourist destination. Visitors arrive here in search of a quiet and authentic yet breathtakingly beautiful place and they are right with their choice -- with an amazing turquoise sea that offers a world-class diving experience, narrow streets of whitewashed cottages, and the ever-present purple colour of blooming jasmine trees, this destination is the closest you will get to the perfect seaside idyll.
With numerous snorkeling and diving centres providing underwater adventures, Kaş has a lot to offer -- a wide array of unique fish, octopus, and turtles are everyday sights here and the underwater cultural attractions include an airplane from World War II and a cargo ship from the fifties as well as numerous artificial wrecks to create underwater reefs.
For those who prefer adventures on the land, however, there is plenty to do here too. Kaş is located on the Lycian Way, a five-hundred-forty-kilometre footpath connecting Fethiye and Antalya that passes near many significant ancient ruins and monuments. Even if you do not have enough time to complete the whole treck, the local Hellenistic theatre as well as the nearby antique cities of Komba, Apollonia, Phellos, Istlada, Kandyba, Isinda, Nisa, and Kyaenai might be of interest.
For a daytrip, you won't regret a visit to the uninhabited Kekova Island. With breathtaking natural beauty and ancient ruins on land as well as underwater, this place is guaranteed to make it amongst your top favourite locations from your holiday. You should be able to find a suitable Kaş hostel for your stay; all budgets, standards, and tastes should be accommodated.
Written by local enthusiast for Kaş hostelsJudyM