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Kas

Explore the amazing old fishing town of Kas, which is steeped in history.

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Kas is an amazing old fishing town steeped in history with an array of bars, restaurants, quirky shops, 'GENUINE FAKE' goods, handbags and watches. The locals love to haggle despite their claims of selling everything at cost price, they never take offence so do your best. If it's their first transaction of the day it's good luck to make a sale and quiet often you will see them rub the money on their face in the hope of a prosperous days trading.

The area has some of the best scuba diving in Turkey and there are plenty of PADI & CMAS approved instructors and numerous dive shops in and around the town for you to choose from.

Paragliding is available should you feel more adventurous, you will be taken by four wheel drive jeeps to the 1000m summit of Asaz Mountain (visible from Dolphin & Turtle Bay villa sun terrace) your decent will take about 20 minutes encompassing spectacular scenery of both Turkey and Meis the Greek island before gently landing on the dry dock at Kas old marina.

You have two marinas in Kas, the newest one is at the entrance to the Peninsula which you pass on your approach to the villa, here you can pop in for a full spa treatment, have lunch at the restaurant, shop in the supermarket or use the fresh water swimming pool.

The old marina is in the old town centre where daily trips on traditional wooden gullet yachts are offered with a variety of excursions.

A visit to Ucagiz village is where the Kekova boat trips are based. It's a 30 minute drive from Kas and will take you to an ancient village on the edge of the Sunken Roman City where after an earth quake in 100 AD the city was flooded & remains underwater to this day. You can still see the Roman stone steps rising out of the sea leading to the former family homes, most boats will have glass bottoms and the views are amazing. Trips include island hopping with stopovers for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, lunch will be prepared on board and you're welcome to BYO drink.

Others trips include diving to wrecks, sunken aircraft or the beautiful Turkish sea life.

Kas market on Friday's is a great day out, haggle for your fruit & vegetables clothes, jewellery, Turkish delight, antiques etc. All fruit, vegetables and spices are all grown locally on the farms and everything will be organic, the tastiest and healthiest you have ever eaten.

A favourite of many is the olive soap which will cost about 2tl and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Beach clubs are popular & found everywhere in Turkey & you can use these at your leisure. You will be expected to purchase your drinks, ice creams and snacks whilst there and will be waiter served, it's a lovely way to be spoilt and very reasonable in cost.

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For a more unusual day out take a drive to Patara beach, here you will discover a huge 6000 seater Roman amphitheatre dated 106AD and other buildings along with lots of historic artefacts. Patara has a 60km beach with talcum powder sand and shallow water with gentle waves, ideal for smaller children and sun worshipers.

Head along to the famous Esen river and hire a canoe where you take a 15km paddle stopping to take in the natural beauty in particular the Caretta Turtles which are protected and well looked after. You will have to leave the beach by 19.00 to allow the turtles their own R&R time.

Running alongside the old marina in Kas you can take a small boat trip to the Greek island of Meis, this leaves at 10 am daily returning 16.30 daily and on Wednesdays there is an evening trip from 18.00 returning 23.30 and is a very pleasant evening out.

Meis is a picturesque Greek island with an array of cafes, bars and restaurants and the trip makes for a nice day out. The cost for a return trip is 75tl including taxes etc. to book call 00 90 242 836 1725 or email info@itbtravel.com Website www.itbtravel.com.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the villa and Kas.

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