For whatever reason, Kas Plateau is famous
THE AMPHIET THEATER OF KAŞ
The amphitheater seats 4,000 and was built around 100 BC. built. It sits enthroned near the sea and offers a fantastically beautiful and completely unobstructed view of the sea. Maybe you had a busy day and you feel exhausted ... Leave the stress behind. Come to Kaş and live again.
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THE ANCIENT CITY OF APERLAI
Aperalai is located in Sıçak Peninsula and can easily be reached by boat from Kaş. The city has impressive old buildings in the midst of great nature.
The masterpieces of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, the remains of a distant past, the walls, the entrance gate, the towers, the churches and other historical monuments will make your heart beat faster. Aperlai was mentioned as early as 1513 in the famous nautical chart of Admiral Piri Reis. Unfortunately, Mr. Resi was beheaded. The ruins are still standing. In the 15th century the place was uninhabited, today two long-established fishing families live there.
If you want to add more places steeped in history to your vacation log, we strongly recommend trips to Antalya, the Simena Fortress, Güver, the Dim Cave, the amphitheater of Kaş and the Göynük Canyon. Hopefully you have a long vacation.
THE HISTORIC CITY OF KYNAEAI
Kynaeai is 30 km from Kaş and 20 km from Demre. The city was built around 400 years before the birth of Christ. The library, the baths, the theater, the city walls and the cemetery are exciting and great to look at and well worth a visit. However, there are no accommodations in today's village of Yavu. So better plan your excursion from Kaş.
THE UÇARSU WATERFALLS
To see this uplifting beauty, you have to go to Gömbe. Gömbe is a small mountain village about 250m from Lake Yesil. The way to the best vantage point is, we warn you in advance, a bit difficult. But once you have arrived and the view of the waterfall becomes clear, all of the hardships will be forgotten and you will surely be as moved as we were.
THE BLUE CAVE
The Blue Cave is breathtakingly beautiful. It is located 28km from Kaş and can only be reached by boat. It is only 6km from Kalkan, which can be easily reached with the public bus system. Seals used to live in the cave, but since the cave is no longer an insider tip and is increasingly frequented by bipeds, the seals have moved to more exclusive residential areas. The cave is 40m long and was designed by geologist Dr. Temuçin Aygen discovered in 1972.
The Bezirgan Plateau is one of the most attractive spots in terms of natural beauty between Kaş and Antalya. You will almost feel like you are in a postcard as you try to get tired of the myriad shades of green. The plateau is 500m above sea level, geographically belongs to Kalkan and can be climbed together on a guided tour.
The bay is one of the most secluded places in the Kaş-Kalkan district and is 4km from Kalkan. You can swim here or relax on an air mattress rocking over the gentle waves. To get there, you take a boat and head for the small town of Yeşilköy.
Attention sun worshipers and animal lovers! The beach is an infinite 18km long and is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Turkey. Just like Kaputaş Beach, it is located between Kalkan and Kaş. The fine sandy paradise is not only popular with people, but also with turtles. That is why visiting the beach is subject to strict, seasonal and ecological regulations. Aquatic turtles have been coming here for centuries to dig small sand pits and lay their eggs in them.
RUINS OF PATARA
To marvel at the antiquities of Patara, just follow Gelemiş Street for 5km. Patara was one of the most important trading cities in ancient Lycia and was probably built in the 6th century BC. Patara is located in the southern part of the Xanthos Valley and also has a great beach that has been popular with turtle mothers since time immemorial.
THE GORGE OF CYPRUS
If you have a weakness for extreme sports, you will surely keep the hike with heart-racing climbing passages in your memory forever. The canyon has eaten its way into the mountains between Kaş and Elmalı. The hiking tours start in Kaş. The closest locality is the village of Sütleğen. The trip lasts 5-6 hours and requires appropriate clothing, treats for the weaker self and a good basic level of fitness.
Kalkan is 25 kilometers from Kaş and nestles against a beautiful beach promenade. Kalkan's hotels, restaurants, shops and guest houses attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. The port is modern and the unusual city architecture has charming and grotesque surprises in store. There is also a pigeon cave 2 kilometers from Kalkan that you can visit by boat.
Kekova is very special and has an enchanted, almost morbid charm. It is an island and a city at the same time, 40 km from Kaş, near the villages of Kaleköy (the old Simena) and Üçağız. After the great earthquakes before our era, the island sank together with the city and the houses in the sea and has since been known under the name "The Sunken City". Kekova was only rediscovered at the beginning of the 19th century. Not only the island, but also the area comes under the name "Kekova".
Aperlai, Theimussa (Üçağız), the island of Gökkaya and Kaleköy (Simena) are all close to Kekova. The highest hill is 188m high. The gap between the mainland and the mainland is 105m deep. The boat tours to Kekova have cult status and are very popular. The ruins can still be admired through the clear water. Due to their historical characteristics, the archipelagos are under special protection and belong to the "Kekova Protected Area".
To get into the gorge you have to move 60km away from Kaş and also cross a 100m long wooden bridge. Depending on the season, the canyon leads to reasonably passable, cold spring water or it turns into a raging, thundering stream, which it is better to climb through with a tour guide and appropriate equipment (unforgettable adventure !!) The canyon is 18km long, but only 6km can be passed on foot. Some small fish farms have settled there because of the good breeding conditions due to the clear water and prepare incredibly delicious delicacies with and without fins in the most idyllic surroundings under huge trees.
Xanthos (also known as Kınık or Arnna) is 35km away from Kaş in the direction of Fethiye, and is located on the border between Muğla and Antalya near the Eşen River. It was once the religious and administrative center of Lycia. The history of Xanthos dates back to the 8th century BC. Xanthos was an independent city until the Persians in 545 BC. invaded, conquered and occupied. The great fires between 475 and 450 BC. destroyed all architectural masterpieces and dug deep into the hinterland. The citizens always tried to defend their independence and fought against the Greeks in the years 429-410. But after Alexander the Great entered the ring, all citizens were incorporated into the Greek Empire. Another occupation follows, because the Ptolmies come to the country in 309 and in 197 BC. under Antiochus the Syrians. In the 2nd century BC Xanthos was proclaimed the capital of the Lycian Union and 42 BC. captured by the Romans. The acropolis of Lycia fell victim to the devastation, the population was literally slaughtered by the Roman soldiers until no one was left. A year later, Marc Aurel, Roman emperor and the last important exponent of the Stoic philosophy, had the city rebuilt. With Xanthos you enter the rest of the UNESCO world cultural heritage.
Gömbe is 60km away from Kaş and is on the “Elmalı Path”. The path is lined with pine and cedar trees and small villages are lined up like pearls on a chain. Gömbe is famous for its icy springs and the wonderful apple orchards. Akdağ is the highest mountain in the area at 3024m. Yeşilgöl Lake and Uçarsu Waterfalls near Gömbe are ideal places to escape the sweltering heat in summer and spend a fabulous day in a cool atmosphere and refreshing spring water. And because it goes so well with the cold springs: There is amazing ice cream in and around Gömbe.
The plateau is located 12 km from Kaş and is in the mountains. From here you have a wonderful view of Phellos. Phellos was an important trading town in the 4th century. B.C. Antiphellos was the name of the port of Phellos. Some parts of the city wall are still standing today. The city is surrounded by tombstones, caves and sarcophagi, a remnant from the armed conflicts of the time.
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