Kaş is among the most famous diving destinations in the world. Therefore it is hosting some very experienced diving clubs and instructors. If you haven’t been introduced to the underwater world, you are in the right place. ‘Discovery dive’ is the first step to the magical ambiance of the underwater, which all diving schools offer. Under the supervision of an experienced instructor, you could have a safe first diving experience only to 5 meters below. You only need to spare half a day.
If you are a diver with a license, historical and modern wrecks, reefs with hundreds of different kinds of species, ancient amphoras, deep blue waters where some parts have 40 meters of visibility, amazing canyons, wide caves and many more await you.
You could also take 1* license training as well. You could choose between two distinctive schools of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques) to receive license and be able to dive anywhere in the world down to 18 meters. Apart from the theoretical courses that teaches you about water and pressure, safe limits in dive planning and underwater navigation, you also train in shallow water with your instructor and 4 open sea dives. After completing 4 days of program, you are entitled to receive your 1* license. Advancing further is totally up to you.
Diving clubs known for their safety and experience are below:
Imagine that you surrender yourself to the arms of the wind, at the take-off 650 meters high. Or just try it rather than dreaming about it since you are in Kaş. Tandem flight begins at the top of Mount Asar, just above Kaş, gliding above blue waters through the view of the island Megisti. Tandem parachutes are designed to carry the passenger and the pilot together. The wings have 15-20 degree angles which are spread out on the runway. The passenger and the pilot are tied to the wings. While the pilot steers the wings, the passenger takes a few steps to assist the pilot and take off happens before they notice it. Depending on the weather, the flight takes about 20-30 minutes.
Fly Lycia Paragliding has some of the best and sweet flight instructors that would make you enjoy this experience without any fear at all. Their office is at İlkokul St., just next to the tomb at the end of Uzunçarşı.
Tel: +90 242 836 2581
Saklıkent is the name of the canyon of the Eşen river that borders Muğla and Antalya provinces. Water made its way through lime based rocks that were cracked open by the fault lines. It is the longest and the deepest canyon of Turkey. It is staggering 18 kms long, made of narrow passages of rocks. The canyon gets as low as 2 meters and as high as 200. It was discovered relatively recent. The rumor has it, a shepherd chased its runaway goat up to the mouth of the canyon, which in 1996 declared a national park. The national park spanning 12.390 hectares of land, hosting many villages as well. The canyon displays interesting geomorphological properties. The national park has red pine clusters in low altitude which turns into black pine and cedar in higher altitudes. Around Dumanlı Dağ (Misty Mountain), there are Lebanese Cedar trees certified as living monuments. In Aktar Pastures, you could see geophytes and cyclamens.
Starting from Fethiye, stretching all the way to Antalya, the network of trails in the Teke peninsula known as the Lycian Way… The signing started in 1992 by Kate Clow which was completed in 1999, making the trail way safer for the hikers. In many sources, it is highlighted as one of the top 10 hiking routes. The view of Gelidonya Lighthouse on the path selected as the best view of Turkey in 2007. Moreover, the first example in underwater archaeology where they brought the hull of a ship as a whole happened in American Cove visible along through the path. You could find accommodation along the way in the villages. The fully signed trails are regularly maintained by sponsors and by volunteers.
The first phase of Lycian Way has Faralya (Uzunyurt) Village, Dodurga Village, Pınara-Letoon-Xanthos ancient sites and Patara with its famous sandy beach and an ancient metropolis. The second phase include Antiphellos, Apollonia, Simena, Myria, Limyra, Rhodiapolis, Gagai, Melanippe, Gelidonia, Edrassa, Olympos, Chimaera and Phaselis.
A short part of the Kaş Apperlai route, also known as the 11th lap of the Lycian way is the Kaş-Limanağzı path is an option to take when you are visiting Kaş. Depending on your pace, it takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Amazing views await you on the way. The best part of this trail is that it ends in a gorgeous cove. You could take a dip in the sea, have a drink and take back the boat to Kaş.
If you need a guide; www.selfguided-tr.com
Blending the historical and natural wonders, Kekova boat tour is a must to do activity while staying in Kaş. There are two options; either take one of the boats from Kaş (sailing there and back itself takes 3 hours) or you could drive to Üçağız in 35 minutes and take a boat from there. Kekova region takes its name from Kekova island and includes the Sunken City, Simena and Üçağız. You could swim in the gorgeous coves of the Kekova region, gaze upon the sunken city through a glass bottom boat, discover pirate caves and climb to Simena Castle. Tours include a lavish lunch on board. If you wish, you could rent a boat with your group and make the tour for yourselves, also having the opportunity to see places off track.
For special boat tours, visit www.kasyacht.com
Myra, being one of the six most important cities of the Lycian civilization is a must to see during a culture trip. The city is built on the plains with the same name. With a canal diverting the Myros river at the west side, the city had connection to the sea in the ancient and medieval times. Andriake (Çayağzı) is located at the other side of the canal, where the trade and maritime transportation were run. Myra is especially famous for its Lycian period rock tombs, Roman theater, Byzantine period St. Nicholas Church. This hertage shows that Myra was there since at least 5th century BC. According to Strabon, Myra was one of the largest six cities in Lycian Federation, known as Myrrh in the scripts.