Kas is a delightful harbour town. Its unique atmosphere has made it a popular haunt over the years for artists, painters, crafts people, musicians and writers, giving it a lively bohemian feel. So far, the centre of Kas with its traditional cobbled streets and bougainvillea covered houses, has avoided some of the excesses of mass tourism. The relaxed ambience, colourful streets, quiet coves, startlingly turquoise, crystal clear water all combine to make Kas a very special town. The bustling harbour, surrounded by restaurants, bars and cafés is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Kaş is also close to the tiny Greek Island of Megisti, also known as Meis and Kastellorizo but please check before going there as official paperwork is required.
Kekova and Kaleücağiz: Sailing to the small villages of Kalekoy, Ucagiz, which overlook Kekova Island is a truly magical journey. This unspoiled, gentle, yet intricate coastline between Kas and Demre has been described by some as spiritual and it is certainly a voyage of discovery into Turkey’s ancient past. Fortunately, the whole area has been under strict protection from development since 1990, making it one of the most tranquil, captivating and untouched places on the Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. Standing atop the historic Simena Castle or gazing down through the clear blue waters to the sunken town on Kekova island, is a deeply memorable experience, while Gokkaya bay is one of the most enchanting stretches of water imaginable and on hot summer nights, the silent waters sparkle with bewitching bioluminescence, known in Turkish as yakamoz.
Kas and Kekova are stunning blue cruise harbours for holidaymakers who want to combine history and a yacht charter holiday on a gulet, motor yacht, sailing yacht and catamaran.
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