History of Kas
Habesos is the earliest known name of the ancient
city, as proved from archaeological findings. But
the name Antiphellos is far more familiar, and this
was the harbor of ancient PhellosFirst settlements
are approved for the4th century BC, possibly earlier,
although it reached its height of importance during
the Roman and Byzantine periods, when it was a center
It had also been significant in the world of sea-faring
commerce, and during the Roman era was especially
famous for its exported sponges. It was attacked
by Arabs, then added to the territory of the Anatolian
Seljuks, and took the name Andifli for a time. After
the destruction of the Anatolian Seljuk state, the
Ottomans added it to its lands. The name Kas means
'eyebrow', or 'something curved', describing the
shape of the town under the backdrop of 500m high
Its quaint town center has a rocky waterfront, with
several small beaches nearby. There are water sports
available in the area, like canoeing, jet skiing,
diving and paragliding.
There is a small harbor with fishing boats and
daily boats for rent. Kas never became as popular
as other areas because of its small pebble beaches,
but this has saved the town from over development.
Life centers on the town square where there are
teahouses, restaurants, mosques and shops. Kas has
a moderate amount of nightlife and many nice souvenir
shops. There is a traditional market on Fridays.
The main activity in Kas is of course the scuba
diving. Divers from allover the world come here
to join the beautifull diving spots.
Climatic circumstances7weather in Kas/Turkey
Summers are hot and dry in Kas, quite typical of
Mediterranean region, and can reach around 35 degrees
during the day. Winters are warm during the day
although can get cool at night, and can drop below
10 degrees. Most popular time to visit Kas is between
middle of April and end of October.
Hotels & Accomodation in Kas
Due to it`s small size and individual touch, "All
Inclusive" Hotel Ressorts are totally missed
in Kas. There are many small and affordable Hotels
as well as Pensions and private rooms in a range
between 30 - 45 USD per night in a doubleroom brakfast
included. Also some private Villas and Appartments
are available for rent.
How to reach Kas
The closest airports are Antalya and Dalaman, each
located around three hours from Kas. There are long
distance coach connections to Kas, via Antalya or
sometimes direct. SIRENA DIVING Center offers an
Airport transfer service.