Kas is perhaps the most popular of the small fishing villages along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast that has been discovered by Brits and northern Europeans. With a year-round population of only around 7,000 it feels like a small town, and it’s quite easy to walk from one end to the other in under 15 minutes.
This is a destination that is very popular with the diving and adventure crowd, as well as with Europeans from drab climates who come to swim or read a book in the sun. The scuba diving in Turkey is exception, and quite reasonably priced in Kas as well. There’s also paragliding, mountain biking, sea kayaking, and trekking nearby.
Hotels in Kas are quite cheap by European standards, especially outside of the July and August busy season. Basic rooms start at around US$20 per night, including breakfast and free wi-fi. There are plenty of upscale hotels out on the peninsula and along the Hotel Strip just by the harbor and they are more expensive, though many also offer private beaches as well as swimming pools.
The food in Kas is competitively priced due to scores of similar outdoor restaurants throughout the city center. It’s a good bargain, though don’t expect anything too exotic. Beer is available everywhere, usually at the same prices, and raki is the local spirit that costs just a bit more.