The land of the mighty Ottoman Empire fizzled out of economic importance with the dawn of the industrial age. Its real might never really disappeared however. Its past is in every relic; every tough word spoken by its people and in the preserved powerful natural and manmade sights. Kas embraces all of the above and so much more. Situated along Turkey’s Lycian and Turquoise Coast, any Kas holidays will be one to remember.
Making way to the Lycian & Turquoise Coast brings with it a people content with life. This does not mean that a holiday here will be boring, quite the opposite. Making your way to the busy town of Bodrum staring at the mixed time period architecture and reading on the English newspapers specifically created for the Ex-Pat community, you will find plenty to do. Golf courses litter the somewhat barren landscape, every turn throws up an ancient monument to discover. All the while the coast is there to greet you, warm waters and a hot sun beckon for you to join in. You can swim, snorkel, scuba dive and kayak those blissful days of Kas holidays away. The Kas area is renowned for its windmills, used for the last 400 years. Their sight is a step back in time from the giant modern wind turbines that not dot the landscape back home. They provide the setting for discovery on hikes you can tailor to witness in all their splendour the ancient temples, ancient villages and towns. All preserved by the benign weather that greets you every waking morning of your trip.
Yellow gorse covered hills will greet your arrival to the small fishing village of Yalikivak, a place that has maintained its idyllic charm. Despite the warbling you may hear from some of the Karaoke wannabes. Then again these are places with an easy feel for foreigners, a great place to meet other tourists and strike up friendships. Venturing on throughout the Bodrum peninsula you will find ancient places, a throwback to the time of the Mausoleum (One of the world’s seven wonders). The towns and villages of Turguitries Bitez Islamhaneleri will throw up many delights for the eager eyed. Your Kas accommodation will allow you to sample the Turkish wines held in high regard across the globe, feasting on grilled sardines or other niceties just plucked from the sea. It is about taking in all you can before heading homeward bound to recount your tales to your friends.
On your Kas holidays you can expect to be treated to some perfect Mediterranean weather. This means that temperatures head well into the thirties degrees Celsius during the summer months and will not drop much below the mid-teens during the winter. Rainfall is low in this region at around 13 inches per year.
It is most likely that any Kas holidays are going to begin by landing at Dalaman International Airport (DLM). The airport is a few hour’s driving time away from the Kas area. There are ample cheap flights available to this part of Turkey and some of the airlines serving this airport include Olympic Airways, Thomson Airways and Easyjet. Leave from a number of UK airports including East Midlands (EMA), London Heathrow (LHR) and Bristol (BRS).