Places to see in Kaş & its surroundings
In addition to the fact that the Antalya / Kaş region is covered with beautiful beaches, there are many ancient cities and historical monuments that can be seen here. The ancient cities of Xanthos, Patara and Simena should definitely be seen by tourists coming to the region.
Patara Beach is 43 km from Kas. It has the title of the first longest beach in the world, with a coastline of 12 km and a width of 1500 meters. The beach, which consists of fine sand, is also known as the spawning area of Caretta Caretta turtles.
Kaputaş Beach is the canyon mouth beach on the coastal road between Kaş and Kalkan, with its view, unique sea and wonderful beach. As a result of the water flowing under the ground filtering through the sands on the sea coast, the water is generally cool and turquoise in color.
In addition to being home to the Lycians, the ancient city of Patara also contains many historical artifacts and structures from the Byzantine Basilica to the Roman Triumphal Arch, from the theater area to the monumental tombs.
Kekova, which you can reach by boats departing from Kaş Harbor, is a legendary destination that appears as a cove and sea paradise, including Kekova Island.
Autiphellos Ancient City Theatre, which is among the works belonging to the Lycian period and is the scene of a poetry-like landscape today, still carries its historical texture even though it has been restored. From here, you can either accompany the sunset or witness the sparkling view of the sea in the evening.
Saklıkent Canyon, a canyon originating from Karaçay, a part of Eşen Stream, is one of the natural beauties worth seeing in Kaş with its violent running water, steep slopes and wooden bridges.
The ancient city of Xanthos, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, was a region inhabited by the Lycians, took its place in history when it came under the domination of the Persians, and at the same time hosts the Roman and Byzantine Empires, today it is one of the places to visit in Kaş.