Kas is one of the leading spots for diving in Turkey. There are several diving schools, many places with equipment for hire and at the port local divers offer courses. If you decide to try diving in Kas you can expect to see a
beautiful array of fish and other sea creatures
like octopus and possibly dolphins, and also the wreckage of some ancient ships.
Although Kas is only about a 10 minute leisurely walk from the Doria Hotel, guests have the added advantage of three local restaurants and two bars within the marina
approximately two minutes' walk away. Additionally, there is a very large high quality commissary with the usual branded items found in most supermarkets back at home.
To the west lie Xanthos, the Hidden Canyon Patara Beach and Pinara, some of Turkey's most ancient and beautiful sites within comfortable reach of the village. Some of Turkey's most beautiful sights and historic sites are within comfortable reach of the village. To the west lie Xanthos, the Hidden Canyon Patara Beach and Pinara
. Here you will see some particularly well-preserved burial chambers, honeycombing the cliff face, as well as a superbly preserved Hellenistic theatre. Also nearby are Letoon, with its eerie sunken Temple of Leto, and Tlos with its imposing Crusader castle and Roman city. From here, it is a short drive to Yakapark, where you can actually take lunch on the rushing waterfalls
To the east, a wealth of additional treasures lie waiting to be discovered. Arycanda is set in the hills of Lycia. From the ancient city you can look out across the deep green valley for one of the most spectacular views in southern Turkey
. Here the Romans built a city complete with a stadium, baths, two agoras, an odeon and a temple. There is also an amphitheatre, which is remarkably well-preserved. Arycanda is still little known, as an undiscovered gem amid some of the world's finest treasures
Myra, with its stunning cliff side of rock tombs
and splendid amphitheatre, and the mystical sunken city of Kekova are also within reach of Kas.
In winter months, with temperatures fluctuating between the late teens and 20 degrees, for many, this is the ideal level of warmth to fully enjoy Turkey’s Turquoise Coast without the sweltering and sometimes unbearable summer heat.