A Guide to Kaş

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After a month spent living in Istanbul, I took a ten-day holiday from work in order to explore more of the exquisite landscapes that make up Türkiye. We started with a few days in the fairytale that is Cappadocia, watching the balloons rise at sunrise and hiking through fascinating rock formations, before flying down to Antalya for a 24-hour exploration of the city, featuring a beautiful sunset and yummy vegan food.

From Antalya, we took a four-hour bus along the Turquoise Coast to Kaş, perhaps one of the most idyllic spots on our trip around the country. Kaş is a true holiday down, with a laidback vibe, pretty little streets and beautiful coastal spots to explore. It's also the gateway port to visit Kastellorizo, a Greek island just out in the bay.

We spent two nights here and three full days, and could have easily spent much more. It's a truly beautiful town, featuring lovely beaches and hikes up into the mountains above. Here's my complete guide to visiting Kaş - where to stay, where to eat yummy food and everything you should see!


How to Get to Kaş

The closest airport to Kaş is in nearby Antalya, a beautiful coastal city also well worth spending at least 24 hours in! From Antalya, minibuses (dolmuş) run regularly along the coast, stopping Kaş about four hours away. The bus station in Antalya is out of the city (here is the exact location on Google Maps), but local buses run there regularly which you can pay with an Antalya Kart which you can get at any bus or tram stop and top it up with lira to get around on public transport.

Most websites are out of date in terms of prices that we could find; as of October 2022, it was 100 lira per person for the journey. You'll get dropped off at the main Kaş bus station (otogari), which is in the middle of town and very walkable.

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The view as we drove from Antalya to Kaş


Where to Stay in Kaş

In this darling little holiday town, we splurged a little and left behind the hostel life for a gorgeous hotel. It was higher up the hill which meant we had to traipse up the stairs every evening but wow was the view and the peace and quiet SO worth it. We spent two nights at Luna Kaş which was a dream - the room itself was simple, but the views, the service, the breakfast and the tranquility were great.


Where to Eat Vegan Food in Kaş

Perhaps it was because Kaş is a holiday town but we found there to be so many delicious vegan options that really hit the spot for a fresh meal.

Dinner & Dessert at Pisekar

Pisekar was our favourite spot in Kaş - so much so we came back twice, because it has the BEST vegan dessert in town. Massive portions, yummy flavours and probably the greatest fruit crumble I've ever had in my entire life, made this one a sure win.

Location: Necipbey Cd. No:26/2

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jana meerman pisekar vegan kas (1)

Lunch at Refresh Vegan Kitchen

We were blown away by the quality and ingenuity of the dishes here. We had a vegan lox starter and then a massive seitan dish and all of it was mouthwatering. The owner is a pure delight and made us a fresh green juice to go with the meal.

Location: Öztürk Sk. 13/B

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jana meerman refresh vegan kitchen kas (1)

Dinner at Oburus Momus

Oburus Momus is an all-vegeterian/vegan restaurant right on the waterfront of Kaş with loads of yummy comfort options like Pad Thai. We visited late in the evening after our day exploring the Greek island of Kastellorizo so I have no photos of the food as it was dark out, but believe me, it was great!

Location: Mah. Sahil Güvenlik Arkası, Hükümet Cd. No:10/1

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Best Things to Do in Kaş

We spent three amazing days exploring all the wonderful attractions there are to see in this beautiful little holiday town. Because it's quite small, the main town of Kaş is very walkable. To get to the famous Kaputaş Beach, you'll need to hop on a minibus (dolmuş) from the Kaş bus station (ortogari) for just 20 lira.

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1. Watch the sunset from the Kaş Amphitheatre

Just a short walk to the edge of town (near Pikesar Vegan!) this beautiful old amphitheatre looks out over the Mediterranean, making it the place to be at sunset.

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jana meerman kas amphitheatre (1)
jana meerman kas amphitheatre (1)

2. Take a dip at Küçük Çakıl

This little pebble beach is a sweet little swimming spot right in town. We came here after sunset for a twilight-coloured warm evening swim in the Mediterranean which was just pure bliss.

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jana meerman Küçük Çakıl kas beach (1)

3. Hike up to Sleeping Giant

The next morning, I got up early to beat the heat and do the 1.5 hour switchback hike up into the mountains right over Kaş to the top of Sleeping Giant. This fantastic hike was really quite stunning, with exceptional views the entire way up that reach all across Kaş and over to Kastellorizo in the bay. It was a fun hike, well marked, very quiet, and well worth the rewarding summit view.

Check out my detailed hiking guide for Sleeping Giant here!

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jana meerman sleeping giant hike kas turkey (1)
jana meerman sleeping giant hike kas turkey (1)
jana meerman sleeping giant hike kas turkey (1)

4. Take in the incredible view of the picturesque Kaputaş Beach

To get to the famous Kaputaş Beach, you'll need to hop on a minibus (dolmuş) from the Kaş bus station (ortogari) for just 20 lira. It's arguably the most beautiful beach on the Turquoise Coast and we were absolutely blown away by the views, the bright blue water and then the stunning sunset we got to watch over the horizon.

Check out my detailed guide to visiting Kaputaş Beach here!

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jana meerman kaputas beach kas turkey (1)
jana meerman kaputas beach kas turkey (1)

5. Watch the sunset from the harbour

On our final evening in Kaş, after we had spent the day on the Greek island of Kastellorizo, before we were due to catch an overnight bus north, we watched the sun go down over the sea from the beautiful harbour. Here is the exact spot we sat.

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CHECK OUT MY VLOG OF THE TURQUOISE COAST HERE!


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Hi! I’m Jana, a British-Dutch-Canadian with a dream of seeing every country in the world. I am a storyteller, photographer and adventurer passionate about documenting and sharing my travels.

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