Things to do in Kas

Our most recommended things to do in Kas

Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

1. Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

Start your boat trip at 9:00 AM in the morning from Kas Harbour where you will board your boat. From here you will set-off on your adventure, first stop, Inonu Bay. After a scenic 1-hour trip, you'll arrive at your destination just in time for a dip in crystal clear waters. Your swimming break at Inonu Bay will last 45-minutes, with the option to lay on the sand and soak up some rays.  Next, sail to Akvaryum Bay at the opening of Kekova, a place resembling an aquarium due to its depth and clarity. Whilst here, explore the water, teeming with life before enjoying an all-organic lunch of tasty olive-oil based dishes and a grill. Follow up your delicious lunch with a stop at Simena Village for 1-hour. Here you will have free time to explore the historical castle and taste some delicious ice cream. Cruise around the Sunken City and learn of its fascinating history.  Continue on your tour by heading to Yaglica Bay. Whilst at Yaglica Bay, stop for a refreshing swim in the stunning Mediterranean before travelling to your last stop, Kas Harbour. End your day of fun in the stun back at the marina.

From Kas: Kekova Sea Kayaking Guided Tour With Lunch

2. From Kas: Kekova Sea Kayaking Guided Tour With Lunch

If you are a complete beginner or novice don't worry, this is a physical activity similar to going for a long brisk walk. The tour starts around 8:30 am when everyone gets on the bus in Kaş for the drive to Uçağiz village, which takes about 45 minutes. Kekova Kayak tour begin with a safety briefing and paddle instruction and then the fun begins! You will then enter the water and start your first paddling session from Üçağiz to get accustomed to the kayak and practice proper navigation. We depart Ucagiz at 09:30 am with motorized support vessel to escort us, and paddle southwest down the coast towards the Kekova Island and arrive Tersane bay at 10:15 am and followed by a swimming break. From there the group will slowly paddle over the ancient Lycian Sunken City of Kekova. Since this is a protected area, swimming is not permitted here. So what better way to explore the Sunken City than by Kayaking alongside the ruins; giving you the chance to capture unforgettable photos. After an exciting of adventure, we’ll head to Simena and arrive at 11:30 am, park in Kaleköy (ancient Simena Castle) for 45 mins, giving you time to visit this small authentic village that’s home to castle ruins and a necropolis. A hike up the hillside will give you magnificent views of the Kekova region. If you’d prefer to admire Simena Castle from down below, you can use your remaining time to take another dip in the gorgeous blue waters. In the afternoon we head back towards Theimussa for an up close view of more impressive Lycian sarcophagi and then return to our Kayak base. Following this you will move on to Üçağiz to enjoy lunch at 13:15 pm

Kalkan: Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

3. Kalkan: Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

After being collected from your Kalkan or Kaş accommodation, you will be ready for your full-day boat trip through the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Beginning from Ucagız village, you will sail for 1 hour to arrive at the heart of Kekova. Here you will be able to take your first swim break at Tersane Bay, viewing the sunken city ruins through the glass-bottomed boat. You will then have the opportunity to dine on a delicious open buffet lunch at Gokkaya Bay, where guests will have a second chance to swim through the clear water. From there, you will visit the pirate cave and Burc Bay, before eventually stopping at Simena. Once at Simena, you will have the choice to walk up to the castle that boasts magnificent views over the bay. Alternatively, you can explore the village and settle into one of the cafes well known and admired for their home-made ice-cream. You will then have the opportunity to enjoy a final swim near Ucagız Village, before the drive back to Kalkan.

From Kas: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

4. From Kas: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

Depart from Kas Harbor in the morning and head to Inonu Bay. Here you'll have the chance to enjoy a swim and snorkel in shimmering blue waters and maybe make some underwater discoveries.  After some fun in the water, relax on the sun deck as you head towards Kalekoy Port where the boat will drop anchor for one hour. During this time, you can opt to visit the authentic village of around 30 households or cool off in the blue waters with some more swimming. Be sure to check out the impressive Simena Castle. Lunch will be served at a local fisherman’s restaurant. From Kalekoy Port the boat will set off to Kekova Island for you to see its sunken city. Discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure. View the enchanting ruins of the sunken city as you cruise alongside and witness the beauty of the underwater ruins through the glass bottom of the boat. While exploring Kekova Island, this boat trip will stop in Tersane Bay where you can see the old church apse and its remains.  Enjoy your time here while observing even more ruins under the sea. This trip features lots of opportunities to take a dip in the sea. Cool off during a one hour swimming break in the picturesque Aquarium Bay at the entrance to Kekova and be dazzled by its beauty. While in Yaglica Bay witness the magnificent harmony of the sea’s blue and green tones on a swimming break and soak up the tranquility of nature. After fascinating cultural encounters and natural beauty of the area, this trip will end back at Kas Harbor.

Kas and Kalkan: Saklıkent, Patara, and Kaputaş Jeep Safari

5. Kas and Kalkan: Saklıkent, Patara, and Kaputaş Jeep Safari

Leaving at 9:30AM from just in front of the tour office, you will meet your guide before heading out on your jeep for a scenic, hour-long voyage towards the village of Uzumlu. Whilst seeing the traditional architecture and friendly faces of the locals, here you’ll get the chance to experience the feeling of authentic Turkish village culture. You’ll have a break for some tea and some snacks, before afterwards hopping back on your jeep. The fun then continues, as you wind your way towards Saklikent where you’ll start a tranquil hike to the flowing waters of the Gizlikent Waterfall. You will then continue with another walk up through the waters of the Saklikent Gorge, one of the longest canyons in Turkey. After body-surfing back to the entrance, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved buffet lunch near the gorge’s cool, refreshing waters. At around 3:00PM, it will be time to enjoy the endless sands of the 16-kilometer-long Patara Beach. You can play in the waves, relax in the Mediterranean sunshine, or visit the ruins of the ancient city of Patara. On the trip back to Kas, you’ll make one more stop at the scenic Kaputas Beach for the best pictures you’ll be able to take all day, a swim in the clear turquoise waters, and some local fruit provided by the crew. You will later return to Kas at around 7:30PM, tired yet invigorated by your action-packed day.

Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach

6. Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach

Discover the ancient land of Lycia on this stunning day trip of the key sights. You will be picked up from your hotel in either Kalkan or Patara at at 9:00 AM. The bus will take you to the stunning city of Xanthos where your professional guide will tell the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Xanthos has many well-preserved ruins and tombs, set in a scenic location. Stop at a local workshop to learn about the history and craftsmanship of the famous Turkish carpets. Continue to see the magnificent Saklikent, the second longest gorge in Europe. Then enjoy an al-fresco lunch served next to the river. There is also the option to take a short trek through the cool water between the walls of the gorge, or to have a fun session of rafting. This can be organized at the site. The last stop will be at Patara Beach, the longest sandy beach in Europe. There you can swim in the crystal clear waters, relax on the sand, or explore the ancient ruins. The tour finishes at approximately 5:30 PM, with drop-off back at your hotel. 

Antalya-Kas Private Airport Transfer

7. Antalya-Kas Private Airport Transfer

We believe that the journey at the start and end your vacation is just as important as the rest of your visit, as during your transfer you will experience your first and last impressions of a country that is, of historical sites, beautiful scenery and countryside. We have a wide range of vehicles to cater to the size of your party, your personal requirements and budget. All the vehicles are less than 1 year old and our drivers are experienced professionals, so from start to finish of your vacation you can relax and enjoy your first and last taste of Turkey knowing you are in capable hands. When people says words Private Transfer and always people think “expensive”! Please  think again as it's usualy you can getter better service which is good value for money you've paid

From Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Sailing Trip

8. From Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Sailing Trip

Depart at 10:00 as coffee and a cookie plate will be prepared for you as you get under way, delivered to you as you sit on comfortable cushions at the front of the boat (or wherever else you'd like to sit), taking in the morning air as you depart Kas marina. After your first round of snorkeling, swimming, or sightseeing, the Captain will navigate to a calm and secluded place to anchor for lunch. You will also be taken to an amazing set of underwater caves and guided to a shipwreck for a snorkeling adventure. For lunch, the chef prepares a multi-course meal on the ship from fresh ingredients, served at perfect temperatures. Fish, steak, meatballs or chicken will be main dish options with rice, salad and 5-6 different kinds of Turkish mezes. All are prepared daily and freshly on board and accompanied with a wine selection, leaving you to eat on the deck's dining table in beautiful surroundings. Then, off to more snorkeling, swimming and sightseeing spots, letting you help pilot this beautiful 45' Bavaria sailing yacht which is a thrill that can't be matched – sailing the Mediterranean with family or friends with not a care in the world. Just when you think it can not get better, the chef shows up at your resting spot near the front of the boat with a self-prepared fruit plate of fresh watermelon, grapes, bananas, nectarines and other tasty treats in an amazing presentation. As the sun starts to set, there will be another tea and coffee service with cookies.You will return back to Kas Marina around 18:00. 

Kas Island Romantic Sunset Private Cruise

9. Kas Island Romantic Sunset Private Cruise

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the deck of a boat. Imagine that you are sailing with your personal crew and private vessel on a romantic sunset cruise through the pristine bays, small islands and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Now, open your eyes and discover that you are not dreaming, but you are on a dream of an excursion. It is an excursion that is ideal for anyone with romance in their hearts. You will sail to a picturesque anchorage, savor a champagne toast while the sun is setting, and enjoy a 5-course dinner, while your personal butler and private chef make it a perfect setting for a private celebration. From the moment you step on board, you are pampered by our crew. Sit back and enjoy the cruise, as we whisk you off to paradise. Enjoy a leisurely guided snorkel to see the friendly marine life, work on your tan, or enjoy your gourmet meal. Your options are limited only by your imagination! And all of Captain Ergun’s cruises are tailored to your desires!

Kaş: Private Kekova Boat Tour with Lunch

10. Kaş: Private Kekova Boat Tour with Lunch

Your Kekova boat trip begins with your traveling from Kas at 9:30AM. From there, drive for 30 minutes to Kekova where you meet with your boat. Sip your tea or coffee on deck as you travel to Akvaryum Bay, the opening of Kekova which resembles an aquarium due to its clarity. It's then time for swimming in the charming Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by refreshments. Your second stop is to Shipyard Bay, a popular bay and a great destination for boat trips. Navigate towards the depths of history as you get a glimpse of the city ruins submerged 2,000 years ago due to earthquakes. Cruising by the closest point of the sunken city, you can take photos as you view the ruins. Leaving the unmatched beauties of the sunken city behind, head to Gokkaya Bay for lunch. As you enjoy the sea and explore the secret underwater life, an all-organic lunch composed of tasty olive-oil dishes is prepared. Following your pleasant lunch, head to your next stop of Simena Castle to discover the grandeur of the Crusader Fortress and the Lycian Royal Tombs. Following Kalekoy, sail to another bay for an hour of swimming, before traveling to your final stop of the Ucağız Harbour.

Other Sightseeing Options in Kas

Want to discover all there is to do in Kas? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Kas

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Great tour! They picked us up at our hotel in Kas around 9:45 (Kalkan is earlier). Lots of swimming stops in beautiful coves- so make sure to bring your towel. Lunch was excellent and cooked on the grill at the back of the boat. I do wish there was a little more time in Simena as it was only enough time to hike to the top of the castle and get an ice cream. The guides English was good and even came around and asked if we had any questions. Keep in mind this is more of a swimming tour than a historic site seeing tour. Would recommend!

We had a great time. There are 4 swim stops and one stop at Kekove. The stop at kekove harbor is one hour. I hope they can make it 90 minutes. Climbing to the castle is not an easy task. We don’t have any time left to do shopping. But anything, we had a great time swimming in crystal clear water. Relaxing on boat. Food is not that great which is not surprising

The day on the boat with Ergun was perfect. There are many stops for a dip in the water of the turquoise coast and take a bath and the food offered for lunch is good. Clean boat and courteous and organized staff.

It was a lot of fun, a great day all round! If you are looking for adventure and beautiful beaches, you should not miss this promotion.

Good trip, enough stops. I had a good time. Lunch was OK, not too special, but certainly not bad at all. Visiting very nice locations.