Culture of Kaş. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Kaş Archaeologists have been working on the territory of the town and its nearby surroundings for many years. They have managed to find new constructions in places when ancient towns were located. The starting point of most of the sightseeing tours is a small square near the port where the monument to Atatürk is situated. There are several popular restaurants, gift shops, tiny hotels and tourist information centers.
In Kas, there are more than a hundred small hotels, and each of them has its own national charm and interesting peculiarities. One of the most prestigious and largest hotels is the Ekici … Open
After walking along the shady square, you should definitely go up one of the streets to the hilltop where the major historical symbol of Kas, The Lion's Tomb, is located. The stone sarcophagus having an impressive size has miraculously survived to this day. It gained its name due to its unusual decorations — lions’ head carved from the stone in the upper part of the sarcophagus. Several beautiful age-old trees grow near the tomb. The hill has a spectacular panoramic view of the coastal areas of Kas.
In the coastal areas, there are also several important ancient constructions including a small amphitheater. It was completely renovated by archaeologists and now is a place where the most interesting cultural events including wrestling competitions are held. A lot of travelers visit these places in the evenings, as the ancient amphitheater is a perfect place to admire a sunset. Another attractive place for walks is located near the amphitheater. This is an embankment, along which rows of trees grow and where popular culinary venues are situated. Copyright
Kas is one of the most non-standard and most popular resorts of Turkey. It is attractive primarily with its natural beauty and diversity of landscapes. The town is surrounded by high … Open
Walking along the picturesque coastal area, you can find another unique ancient attraction, the Dorian tomb of Cesme Mezar. This is a stone construction of accurate rectangular shape has been seriously affected for the years of its existence but the major components of the construction have managed to survive. Some supportive walls have also survived near the tomb. According to scientists, this construction was built in the 4th century B.C. The most attentive travelers can see pictures of dancers on the tomb’s walls.
One of the main peculiarities of the small town is a vast variety of antique shops. A lot of tourists visit them as museums. Here, you can buy unique old items and real pieces of art but the local antique shops cannot be called cheap. If all attractions mentioned above are not enough for you, you can organize an excursion in one of the nearby settlements. There are a lot of attractive old towns with their unique symbols in the surroundings of Kas.
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From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
A few years ago, a museum dedicated to tragic history has been opened in Karakoy. Every year, this deserted place is visited by more and more tourists. Before the city was deserted, there have been about 3 000 homes. There have been pharmacies, plenty of shops, and even a printing press that has printed a local newspaper. In addition, the city had ancient churches and monasteries, which were unable to survive. … Read further

Butterfly Valley

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
In the high season, a camping company is available to the beach guests. All those interested can spend a few days on this picturesque coast and enjoy the pure sea and the landscapes surrounding the beach. The camping is located in the tiny village of Faralia, which is located on the rocks, high above the beach. Apart from the campsites the beach equipment is offered to the tourists. The quiet bay is an excellent place for diving and the other water sports. … Read further

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Kaş

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